Archive for October, 2008:

Oct
14

Soup Series: Did Someone Say Soup?

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Leaves are falling, there’s a chill in the air, people everywhere are packing up shorts and tank tops and replacing them with coats and scarves. Fall is here – and with it a longing for steaming bowls of soup. In honor of the season, we’ll be featuring some of our favorite soup recipes over the […]

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Oct
13

Buona – whati?

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I’d like to think I can speak English fluently and Germish (my affectionate nickname for the German/English hybrid we sometimes speak at home) quite well. But when it comes to Italian, I’m hopeless. So when a friend invited me to attend the grand opening of Buonarroti the other night, I knew the first task at […]

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Oct
10

Portland’s Voodoo Doughnuts

One of my favorite shows is “No Reservations” on the Travel Channel which chronicles Anthony Bourdain’s foodie adventures around the world. Awhile back I caught an episode on the Pacific Northwest where he visited a dive doughnut shop in Portland called Voodoo Doughnuts. After a few friends moved there, my husband and I decided to […]

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Oct
09

This Weekend in Sacramento

Thursday What: Bella Bloom is celebrating their one-year anniversary with an open house including complimentary food and wine tasting from Fuzio, Table 260 and Scribner Bend Vineyards. When: Thursday, October 9th from 3 – 7pm Where: 812 J Street in the 800J Lofts Building What: Sample several small plates and either three tastes of wine […]

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Oct
07

Are you “Game”?

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Another September, another sister trip to Los Angeles – the city of angels, of glam, and of great food. This year’s trip was a shopping bust but, luckily, a food boon. We arrived on a Friday night, and almost immediately headed to Lotería Grill, my sister Cara’s current favorite restaurant. It’s not difficult to figure […]

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Oct
06

Mexican Wedding Cake Cookies

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They say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach—I found that it works the same way with the man’s family. The first time I made Mexican Wedding Cake Cookies for Stefan’s (my fiancé) family was more than four years ago and they’ve loved me ever since. I originally brought the cookies […]

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Oct
03

This Weekend in Sacramento

Friday and Saturday   What: Help Cookie Connection celebrate their 5th Anniversary by stopping by to sample their new flavors – Smores, Kitchen Sink, Carmelo & Rocky Road! For more information, visit TwinSoup and enter to win one of two Cookie Connection signature one-dozen gift boxes. When: FREE cookies/samples Thursday, Oct 2nd-Saturday Oct 4th. Store […]

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Oct
01

Three Rolls, One Love

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I love sushi.  And I mean LOOOOVE it.  We have our favorite spots around town, but also enjoy perfecting the art of sushi making at home.  Last Friday Will (fiancé) and I tried to fancy up our skills by making our own variations of our favorite “special rolls” around town.  Last time we ‘rolled our […]

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