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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baking, pie, dessert, florida

Key Lime Pi day

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Pi Day comes at a bad time for making pies; apples are out of season and over the hill, and neither berries nor summer fruit have come in yet. This means that you pretty much need to make your Pi Day Pie of something which is available year-round, such as…

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party, wine, chocolate, cheese

tasting parties at home

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Tasting parties are a great foodie activity for an evening in with friends. If you stick to tastings of purchased, semi-perishable foods, then you have an activity for a weeknight party as well; you do your shopping the weekend before. The classic tastings are wine, cheese and chocolate, because they…

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pottery, glazes, safety

testing Lava Street

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Meet "Lava Street", my newest favorite glaze. This was originally called Orange Street and I got it from the Ceramic Recipes group on Facebook. I've renamed it after adjusting the formula, since on my ware and with my stuff it looks more like lava. Above is Lava Street over Faux…

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