Archive for June, 2008

texmexicali for dinner

June 30th, 2008

We’re spoiled. We can walk less than a mile to a street that spans a 1.5 miles and is lined on both sides with great restaurants the entire stretch. One of those restaurants, Fonda, is a common date night haunt because the service is good, the drinks are interesting and the food is excellent. So […]

sauce it up

June 29th, 2008

I’ve stumbled across an excellent marinade for light fish or tofu – Soy Sauce and Thai Kitchen Red Curry Paste. (see image below) Basically, I rub the victim with a light coating of the curry paste – it shouldn’t too dark red as this stuff is spicey – wash my hands really well before touching […]

off to the Movies

June 29th, 2008

We saw WALL E, today. Sylvie’s first movie in a theater. She was so excited her eyes were as large as saucers for the 20 minutes she was awake. As this was Will’s 4th movie, he is now a veteran, and approached the event with ennui. WALL E is a modern fairy tale replete with […]

put fire on it!

June 27th, 2008

Thank God it is Friday. Our Nanny has been ill all week and what we imagined would be the calmest and cleanest week we’ve had in 4 years was actually one of the harder, dirtier weeks. I’ve swept up a kazillion dried pastas and peppercorns from our many tea parties this week, and still I’m […]

thinking about Will

June 26th, 2008

They are born womanizers. I was wearing a skirt at the grocery store the other day, and Will kept brushing his hand up against my legs and falling on the floor to look up my skirt. I told him to knock it off, eventually tossing him in the cart, where he blurts out, “You wearing […]

supporting the organic farmers

June 26th, 2008

Thanks to people like Michael Pollan (author of “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” (Penguin Press, 2006) and “In Defense of Food” (Penguin Press, 2008)), CSAs have become a viable option to keep our local small organic growers in business. We belonged to Eatwell Farms for a little over a year, not renewing as we received a few […]

the roof, the roof, the roof is on fire

June 26th, 2008

Well, actually, it’s all of California. Oh to wake to find your recently washed car covered in fine grains of ash! Our local liberal media, SFGate, published a map of the significant fires in California, as identified by the Governator’s office (and actually, that they borrowed from the Govnr’s site). As of this morning, I […]

efficiency is key to sustainability

June 25th, 2008

I knew we’d eventually find ways to make our grey water recycling more efficient.

little bo peep has lost her child

June 24th, 2008

my friend Cindy had a great suggestion for how to keep track of your independent child in highly populated areas – tie a balloon to the kid. (I swear this is the last post today.)

the self-flushing potty rocks!

June 24th, 2008

I have to admit I am thoroughly enjoying the interest in potty training our Terrible Twos have brought to the house. Yesterday, Sylvie lit up when I asked her if she wanted to use the potty at work. The Self-flushing potty. I had never thought that thing was so exciting! But she certainly found it […]

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