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In 1998, I took a trip to Peru.   In preparation for this trip, my boyfriend and cooking partner at the time, Howard, prepared intelligently; he took Spanish lessons and read guide books about the country.  Me, I just freaked out; having been macrobiotic in a pretty clean way for 7 years, I was terrified

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I love saying stuff like "so I was in Vegas the other day…".  Sounds so Rat Pack, so Entourage, so The Hangover.  And I was actually in Vegas the other day, after a couple of friends of mine, plus one dog, piled into my car and decided to drive to Joshua Tree, which looks like

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As kids, my sister and I would spend every other weekend with our Dad.  Not the greatest cook, he would take us to various diners and other eateries for Saturday breakfast.  Invariably, Dad would order half a  grapefruit, and I remember being hypnotized by his precise slicing around the rim of the fruit and down

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It’s been a big week. My mother died on Thursday. I don’t know how to write that sentence without dropping it on your foot like a brick. Not that you knew my mother, but no matter how you slice it, mothers are a big deal, and death is pretty huge itself. In fact, of all

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Mar 13

Hictic

Dear Bloguee, I’ve hesitated to blog lately because some serious poop has hit the fan of my life; my mother, diagnosed with malignant melanoma four years ago, is experiencing a recurrence.  I’m in London right now, where she lives, cooking my butt off for her. It is, as my friends in South Africa would say,

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Mar 02

Hallelujah

My whole life, I’ve been a total mess. Some blame it on having had a maid growing up, but my sister was picked up after too, and she’s neat as a pin. Some consider it laziness on my part, and yet I can exhibit profound un-laziness in may other aspects of my life. I remember

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They say when it rains, it pours.  In this last week, I was felled by a sinus infection (life simply sucks when lived through a throbbing skullful of snot), my blog got hacked (thanks “Seabat” or whoever you really are–GET A LIFE!), my precious, precious cat died (see photo below) and I heard some very

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So, during last week’s cooking class…

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More macro fooling around with a camera… it’s about seven minutes total, so watch it when you can sit back and dance along…

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I just taught my first online cooking class and it was SO MUCH FUN. I have had a vision for a while now (what’s called a “dream” in macrobiotics) to help people create MB communities throughout the country, world, universe–whatever. What I saw was potluck dinners happening all over the place–so that people had community

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