Café Con Leche Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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My love affair with coffee began in my early twenties when I was living in Madrid, Spain.Before Spain I hadn't really been interested in coffee -- within a week of living there, I had at least one café con leche a day.Café con leche is strong coffee with scalded milk in approximately a 1 to 1 ratio. (Sugar or … [Read more...]

My Seven Links

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I was delighted to have  Jeanne of Jolly Tomato pass me the torch for "My Seven Links."  My Seven Links was originally started by Trip Base.  The idea is to encourage bloggers to share links to their older posts that deserve to see the light of day again, in seven categories.  The blogger selects their posts that best … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Jacaranda Flowers and My Mom’s Meyer Lemonade Recipe

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I absolutely love seeing my mom in her kitchen, working on a project with the antique cooking tools she's collected over the years. The other day my dad brought in a couple dozen lemons from the Meyer lemon tree in the backyard.  My mom's been making lemonade ever since the tree has been producing lemons -- she will … [Read more...]

A July 4th Recipe! Pomegranate Berry Popsicles and Cocktails

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I've just about survived our first week of summer. I've only signed my boys up for a couple weeks of camp here and there, but for the most part, they'll be hanging with me.I think that it's so important for me to soak them up while I can.  I know it's a cliche, but . . . it all goes by so fast! My five-year-old has … [Read more...]

Camp Blogaway and Watermelon-Lime Mimosa Smoothie Recipe

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Spending a weekend in the mountains with fellow food bloggers at Camp Blogaway has been a real highlight of my year!  It's also part of what led me to this blog, so I don't want to go another day without writing about it!One day in April, I read a great article in the LA Times about Sarah Gim of  TasteSpotting, an … [Read more...]