by gwen harlow

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Posted by on Jun 6, 2011 in photo, recipe | 0 comments

May 22: Strawberry crepe

From Martha’s Food Everyday magazine

1 c all purpose flour
1 T sugar
1/4 t coarse salt
1 1/2 c whole milk
4 large eggs
3 T unsalted butter, melted

Puree about 30 seconds, until smooth with bubbles on top.
Let rest 15 minutes.

Pour 1/3 cup in heated, lightly buttered 12″ skillet on medium. Cook 2-3 minutes until golden brown then loosen edges with spatula and use fingertips to quickly flip and cook about a minute more.

Repeat then fill with stuff.

Recipe says it makes 9 crepes but I ended up with a dozen.

Chocolate sauce

I kind of winged this so measurements are approximate.

Whisk 1 cup water with 1/4 cup each unsweetened chocolate baking powder and sugar. Put over low heat and add 2 T unsalted butter and a sprinkling of coarse salt. Check taste when butter’s stirred in and add chocolate/sugar accordingly. Stir often and cook til it’s saucy enough.

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Posted by on Jun 2, 2011 in photo, recipe | 1 comment

Fresh eggs provided by Julia of the wonderful Modern Muse‘s chickens.

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Farmer’s market

Posted by on May 10, 2011 in Alameda, recipe | 1 comment

May 10: Farmer's market

3 lb. fava beans
1 garlic
1 onion
3 lb. potatoes
2 red pepper

5 lb. tomatoes
2 lb. zucchini
3 baskets strawberries
1 bunch thai basil
1 baguette


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Dining room

Posted by on May 6, 2011 in our new home, photo | 0 comments

I cut a bunch of roses and put them around the house.

I had the last fish taco and a quesadilla for lunch. Remind me to stop buying flour tortillas, corn is superior. And cheaper.

I learned today that those wacky sideshow cars — the sedans with the giant wheels — are called donks. There are several of them in my neighborhood, one is a giant ad for Mickey’s Malt Liquor, another is a white Lexus with that says LEXUS in giant gold letters on the side. There’s another Lexus that has the Lexus logo styled a la that colored YSL one patterned all over it. A big brown 70s Cadillac.

Anyway. I am wondering if that “dum donk” song that I love [play] is not about booty after all. Or if the cars have something to do with ladies’ behinds. Also how I can convince anyone I know to go to the A-Trak/Little Sister show that’s coming up, it is going to be an absolute panic. I need more entertaining, entertainable friends.

Here’s my dining room, post-spring cleaning:

Books #2

My Fair LadyI beg your parden

May 5: With coffee and cream

put birds on itBooks #1


By Katie, Jackie, Nic and Ras Terms

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Put a bird on it

Posted by on Apr 24, 2011 in craft | 0 comments

April 24: Bird? Bird on it!

went to crafternoon yesterday with J. worked on my hat for friend’s Kentucky Derby-themed birthday BBQ tomorrow, I wasn’t sure what that entailed so we stopped at the craft store so I could put a bird on it. came home and my friend from Seattle called to say she was in town for a day and came over. that was very nice, i haven’t seen her since summer, i think that BBQ at her parents’ neighbors and Chad was with so you know how long ago that was. a whole lifetime.

she thought it would be funny to make a little origami hat for my bird. even funnier to make an origami bird for the little origami hat.

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