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The Broken Butter Dish — and other memories

November 13, 2017 Blog

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And with one wrong move, another butter dish smashes into pieces on the kitchen floor. We just can’t seem keep a butter dish in one piece in our kitchen. Over the past decade, we must have broken at least 6 butter dishes. It was my doing this time around — a surprising twist of fate, […]

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Out of Our Element

November 7, 2017 Blog

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For three days last week, I hiked, explored, learned and dined with nearly 100, 5th grade students from our Elementary School. it is an annual trip that my girls have looked forward to since kindergarten, and one I just couldn’t miss either. The entire grade spent time out at Nature Bridge in the Marin Headlands. […]

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Don’t Mess with Tradition

October 31, 2017 Blog

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One thing I learned this last week is that you can’t mess with tradition. For a brief moment, our annual Pumpkin Carving Party was to be cancelled. But once the kids got wind of the cancellation, they revolted. “You can’t cancel our pumpkin carving party, it’s a tradition!” “What? How can you do that? The […]

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Halloween Party Planning

October 21, 2017 Blog

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(originally published: Oct. 2013) This past weekend, we held our 11th annual Pumpkin Caving Party. It’s a great Everage family tradition in which we invite our friends to come on over and enjoy some food and drink, while carving the pumpkins. What makes it particularly fun is that it’s not just a kids party, it’s […]

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Remnants of a Meal: My Relationship with Dirty Dishes

October 11, 2017 Blog

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I have a disdain for dishes, especially if they are still hanging around long after I’ve digested the meal. Yet all around me lie remnants of a meal — on the table, counters, floor and sink. All I want to do is get out of the day’s ‘work’ clothes and get into something comfortable and […]

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Still Life with Cheese

September 29, 2017 Blog

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“Wine and cheese are ageless companions, like aspirin and aches, or June and moon, or good people and noble ventures.” M.F.K. Fisher   All anyone has to do is mention wine and cheese, and my mind begins to wander . . . I find myself with a warm, comforting feeling inside, friends and family gathered […]

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Appealing Peels and Leaves

September 18, 2017 Blog

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Are you trying to eat more fruits and vegetables to ensure you get your vitamins and minerals? Trying to minimize your food waste by cooking those greens and refraining from peeling many of those fruits and vegetables you consume? From russet potatoes and beets, to pears and kiwis, there is a lot of nutrition in […]

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In a Perfect World

September 7, 2017 Blog

In a perfect world, this breakfast would be a Tropical Coconut Chia Pudding in a Mason jar.

In a perfect world, the table would be set and the smell of a well-rounded breakfast would gently wake the kids from their slumber. They’d joyfully rise, say ‘good morning’ to their siblings, and rush into the kitchen to give me a big hug — asking if they could help me with anything. I’d smile […]

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Summer Entertaining: Keep it Going

August 20, 2017 Blog

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We’ve been gone for most of the summer, and this weekend is the last one before school and the fall sports calendar begins. We’re determined to make the most of it. At this stage of the summer, you may be winding down your weekly backyard barbecues and beach get-togethers with friends, but here in the […]

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Popsicle Frenzy

August 11, 2017 Blog

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A little recent research revealed to me that the popsicle was ‘invented’ here in the Bay Area in 1905 by a young boy named Frank Epperson, who lived in San Francisco. He left his powdered soda mixed with water and a stirring stick out on the front stoop overnight. Anyone who knows San Francisco summers, […]

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