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Monthly Archive for January, 2008

The fourth loaf

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The first loaf

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I’ve been making sourdough starter from scratch using Nancy Silverton’s Breads from the La Brea Bakery recipe. It’s a two-week process. You start with flour, water and organic grapes, you monitor the room temperature, you’re careful about the temperature of the water that you add, you feed it on a rigid schedule, you don’t let […]

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Yesterday

Yesterday, a cat who I was getting to know died. I found him in the morning, stiff, with his eyes open, laying next to our trashcans out in the street with a little bit of blood on the ground near his head. He used to watch me in the back yard from a distance. He […]

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Morning light

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Kitchen in the morning

The venus fly traps are still alive. The trick is to give them only distilled water. I have a sprig of rosemary on the window sill. It’s growing roots. Next to it is a fighter jet I found in the back yard. And here’s the tea kettle on the stove.

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What’s funny in our house today

Weight Watchers recipe cards, circa 1974 (again) — be sure to click through them all Bill Gates’s last days at Microsoft mindy does minneapolis: 10 Stupid Places to Meet Men

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Flower silhouette

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Apple pie

(photo by Gavin) I remember the first time I ate this apple pie. It was the first time Gavin invited me over to his house, and we made it together. It was his mom’s recipe. Every time I eat it, I think about that early date. Here’s the recipe, verbatim. (I hope that’s okay, Andrea!) […]

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