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[31 Jan 2010 | 36 Comments | 1,458 views]
Eulogy for Cassie: My First Dog

CASSIE BART
Dec. 1, 1994 – Jan. 28, 2010
We lost a special dog this week
the kind you can’t replace
and looking at her favorite spots
We still can see her face.

After a bath she had boundless energy
as she ran from room to room,
Launching over couches
Around the house she’d zoom.
I remember how she’d tug on my sheets
to play her favorite game,
Bouncing forward like a bunny rabbit
When she heard us call her name.
She did her guard dog duty
Each time the doorbell rang,
rolling over on her back
for a belly rub whomever came.
Our Cassie knew what she …

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Memories, Recipes »

[17 Jan 2010 | 18 Comments | 2,088 views]
Pancakes between cousins and friends

Rachel’s boyfriend Scott makes the BEST pancakes. They live in Washington, D.C. and when Rachel told me that his pancakes were amazing, I thought she was probably blinded by the fact that he woke up and made her breakfast.
They stayed with us for New Years and I asked Scott if he would make his pancakes for brunch the next day. He made them and they were UNBELIEVABLE!

There were a couple extra pancakes from brunch and Adam and I put them in the fridge and heated them up a few nights …

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Tasty Bits »

[17 Jan 2010 | 15 Comments | 6,605 views]
Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tasting

Adam and I attended the most wonderful extra virgin olive oil tasting at Central Market Cooking School last week.
We walked in and were greeted by the very kind staff and a gorgeous winter produce filled table with grapefruit, orange, and ruby red oranges.
It’s Citrus Fest at Central Market right now and I can’t wait to buy blood oranges, a 5 lb. box of clementines for $6, Texas grapefruit for $.99 a lb., berto’s grabefruit sorbet for $3 and Aliseo Blood Orange Juice from Italy for $4.50.

Below is Daniele Salvagno, …

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Recipes »

[12 Jan 2010 | 20 Comments | 3,246 views]
Best Lemon Bars Ever

We have a dormant orchard in our backyard. According to Adam, there are a cluster of lemon, lime, and grapefruit trees — also a loquat, pomegranate, and fig.
Recently, the lemon tree began to droop with lots of lemons. It’s apparently lemon season in Central Texas! Adam told me that he wanted to use a third of the lemons for preserves and that I could make whatever I wanted with the remainder.

I decided on lemon bars. According to the Internets, Ina Garten’s recipe for lemon bars are just the best in …

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[4 Jan 2010 | 8 Comments | 29,862 views]
Austin Latte Art Smackdown

Want a little art with your addiction? If so, you are most likely a latte art lover like me. There is nothing better than a barista (aka espresso artist) who creates a beautiful tulip or rosetta with a flourish before sliding a mug of freshly brewed joe across the bar.
Visiting D.C. a little over a year ago, I enjoyed the beautiful latte art creations at M.E. Swing. I’ve also been the recipient of a very cool star at Teo in Austin. I’ve since learned that stars are not admissible in …

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