pottery, tools, DIY

make an 18" foam trimming bat

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I've started throwing larger bowls and platters lately, and that's given me an issue with trimming. My foam trimming bat I made a few years ago is only 14" in diameter, and it's pretty easy for me to get a little larger than that. So I need a bigger foam…

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recipes, brunch, eggs

spring breakfast stack

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This breakfast dish ... a sort of "spring green benedict", is a good way to enjoy a little asparagus this weekend. I enjoy making up eggs-benedict-type dishes; pretty much anything with a stack of stuff topped by a poached egg kinda works, and some flavor combinations work really well. I think…

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recipes, vegetarian, korean food, vegan

accidental vegan monday

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"You do realize," said my sweetie as we both sat down at the dining room table, "this meal is vegan." I hadn't until she mentioned it. The inspiration for the meal had been from two sources: first, borrowing Quick & Easy Korean Cooking from the library; and second, it being…

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recipes, vegetarian, jewish food, holidays, soup

parve matzoh ball soup

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Of course, one can't have Passover without the one dish which expresses the true meaning of the holiday: matzoh ball soup! Mind you, Kris would like it if I made matzoh ball soup more often, but it's quite a time-consuming dish (and requires 3 pots), so she only gets it…

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recipes, brunch, holidays, jewish food

cheddar and onion matzoh brei

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It's Passover time! The best Jewish holiday, as far as I'm concerned, because it's all about food. Yes, a lot of that food consists of matzoh, but The Tribe gets pretty inventive with it. Such as, for example, the classic Pesach bruch food: matzoh brei. Usually, matzoh brei is sort…

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san francisco, literature, fog

Army of the Fog Memorial

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So, when I heard the fog horns last night I was thinking how much I missed Karl and how little he's been around lately. Sometimes it feels to me like it's not the same city anymore now that it's seldom blanketed by fog. So, a little free verse about that…

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