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[14 Feb 2009 | No Comment | 1,301 views]
A Pleasant Morning

On a recent weekday morning, I dropped my car off for an oil change and walked over to Thunderbird Coffee to check my sites (gmail, Twitter, Facebook), eat breakfast, and work remotely.
I’d never been to Thunderbird before but the atmosphere is nice and I think they serve good coffee. The pressed egg and cheese sandwich was nothing special but I enjoyed the change from the usual breakfast taco offering.

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Restaurants »

[13 Feb 2009 | 3 Comments | 1,498 views]
Toot Sweets for Your Sweet

The other day my colleague sent an e-mail around the office announcing that her boyfriend had surprised her with a large box of cupcakes. They were from Toot Sweet Cupcakes, one of the few local cupcake purveyors that I had not yet tried.
Toot Sweet’s cupcakes are gorgeous, topped with adorable tiny hearts, mini-Reese’s Pieces, and came in a large brown box with see-through cover and a thick ribbon wrapped around it.
The cakes themselves are small and I found them extremely dry even though they are filled with custard. I’m not …

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Tours »

[13 Feb 2009 | No Comment | 1,387 views]
Burning Love – Now SUNDAY, Feb. 15

The “Burning Love” ‘smores event + ceremony has been moved from tonight to Sunday night. Please let us know if you plan to come by RSVPing to the Facebook event page or by emailing foodtouring (at) gmail.com.
What better way to celebrate the day AFTER Valentines Day than to get together around a fire pit with fancy s’mores and participate in a group ritual.
Please bring either a photo or paper item (note, receipt, brochure) that symbolizes something you want to let go of — ideas include a photo of an ex-beau, …

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Tasty Bits »

[10 Feb 2009 | 7 Comments | 2,417 views]
Live Blog: Central Market Cooking Class

This is a “Live Blog.” I am sitting in the cooking school room upstairs at Central Market North in Austin.
A couple weeks ago, I received a note in my inbox on Facebook:
Addie from the statesman wanted you to come and I’ve been reading your blog for a few months now and I like what you have to say.

I’ll be teaching the class. Still working over the menu but everything will be from within 200 miles of CM. I’m calling all of my foodie friends to get items and some are …

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Memories »

[4 Feb 2009 | 5 Comments | 1,416 views]
A Cup of Tea

I really love simple things. Walking the dog on a crisp and sunny day. Deep breaths. An afternoon nap. A piece of ripe fruit. A hug from someone I love. A hot bath. Reading a good book. Baking.
Over the past week, I’ve been helping my parents pack up the home they lived in for almost 25 years. It hasn’t been simple. Making decisions about what will matter to me in the next 5, 10, 15…30 years…is hard.

How do you put a price on the love seat in the den where …

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