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bojagi bash!

June 20, 2011

i got really obsessed with bojagi recently and was thrilled to read that the museum of craft and folk art was having an entire show of contemporary bojagi!  just to recap, bojagi is a traditional wrapping cloth from korea, originally made from scraps of old fabric pieced together to create a sort of quilt-like...
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SUMMER SOLSTICE PARTY!

June 3, 2011

BIG THINGS & Swarm Gallery are pleased to collaborate for a massive creative adventure with a Summer Solstice Party! Crafting, cooking, live music, performances and a marketplace of unique handmade and vintage goods. Come experience the sights, sounds, tastes, smells and feelings of summer! Saturday, June 18th, 2011 at 6 PM Swarm Gallery 560 Second...
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mochi man

May 17, 2011

i have always known and loved mochi as the pillowy japanese glutinous rice balls, usually filled with a red bean paste, which trader joe’s popularized by stuffing with green tea ice cream. but when i moved to san francisco, nico introduced me to a whole other land of mochi: a rectangle of pounded brown rice...
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super delicious every day

April 13, 2011

can’t wait to get my paws on heidi swanson’s brand new cookbook, super natural every day, which came out this month! i’ve been a fan of her blog, 101 cookbooks, for a few years now, and have thrown many a dinner party with hits from her arsenal of healthy recipes. some of my faves...
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diamonds are a girl’s best friend

April 8, 2011

while we’re on the sports theme here…capitalizing on the amazing summertime sunshine last weekend, we hit the bleachers at the oakland coliseum for an a’s vs. mariners game with ryan, chris, moshe, lisa & tim, laura, daniel, nick and jake. we took up two full rows and chowed down on hot dogs, peanuts, popcorn,...
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pizza party!!!!!

February 27, 2011

on friday i threw a pizza party potluck for my birthday! i decorated the house with construction paper slices and pies (no two were the same!) and spent the day prepping the dough and toppings for the pizzas. i served up my stash of lou malnati’s deep dish pizzas, which i imported frozen in...
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vegas vacation!

February 16, 2011

where else can you have a bachelorette party but las vegas?! duh! two weeks ago we took a girls’ weekend in sin city to celebrate tracy’s birthday and last days as a free woman. i hadn’t been there since the one night two years ago, so i was ready to really explore and experience...
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happy birthday to me!

February 10, 2011

IT’S MY BIRTHDAY! happy 24 years on this earth to little old me. thought we could celebrate with this absurdo cakes by philadelphia-based artist, amy stevens. i’m so grateful for everything and everyone that’s happened up to this moment…cheers to 24 more years +++++!!!!! “The Confections series began as a response to turning 30....
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freak-a-leek

February 9, 2011

Uli Westphal and I must share a brain somewhere in another dimension- we are both obsessed with photographing fruity freaks of nature and the personalities we humans project onto animals. i’ll have to forward him my personal collection of freak produce shots and drawings of “typical” animal characters. for now, a look at his...
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los angeles: part 2

February 2, 2011

it’s quite odd to be thinking about being in LA a few weeks ago when your front porch is completely buried in a snowdrift! i’m writing from chicago and figured if i’m snowed in, i might as well think of somewhere warm…so here goes part 2 of our trip to la. (don’t miss part...
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