Tag Archives: books

Reading on the porch

Book Review: The Table Comes First

We shouldn’t intellectualize food, because that makes it too remote from our sensory pleasures; but we ought to talk as intelligently as we can about it, because otherwise it makes our sensory pleasures too remote from our minds. The knowledge that our senses are part of our intelligence is what makes us human. (Gopnik, p.8) […]

Golden Gate Bridge

Touring and Tasting San Francisco

Last week, two of my best friends from Texas finally came to visit.  I’ve talked San Francisco up quite a bit over the years, so I knew they were arriving with high expectations.  One of my favorite things about San Francisco is the diversity of the city.  Each neighborhood is distinctly different, and I wanted […]

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Almond Pulp Crackers

“Once you start cooking, one thing leads to another. A new recipe is as exciting as a blind date….We make things from scratch just to see if we can.” -Barbara Kingsolver, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle (p. 130) We found ourselves with the rare weekend to ourselves. Friday evening, after a casual dinner out and a glass […]

Thank You, Blog World #6

BIG NEWS, Everyone!  This is our 100th post!  Pas de Deux blog is growing up! With Thanksgiving lying ahead and 99 posts behind us, this is a great to time reflect on what I’m thankful for.  I am constantly inspired by the originality and creativity of other bloggers, both inside and outside the realm of […]


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