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Do The French Eat French Toast?

The Wagon Train Coffee Shop is a small diner, in a one strip, one gas station town, in Truckee, CA. The walls display license plates, and framed photos of local football teams and a sign saying, “Sorry Complaint Box is … Continue reading

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You Put An Apple Where?

Imagine a wall of candy the length of three cars and as tall as the arms can reach, in a sprawling suburban drug-store.  You’re 4 feet tall and 8 years old, and you’re told you can choose any candy you … Continue reading

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How An Onion Saved A Marriage

It was usually my mother who did the cooking.  She had a solid repertoire of recipes that would loop every 10 days or so.  They were tasty and comfortingly predictable. She would take her position steadfastly at the stove night … Continue reading

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Ask Not What You Can Do For Your Kale

Kale can be an intimidating vegetable — the black diamond ski run of the produce world.   Its leaves are thick, and on a bad day it can taste like a shrub, but once you know how to navigate its … Continue reading

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Give Peas A Chance

Peas are given greater respect as an icepack than a vegetable.  The frozen ones present less of a thrill, but the fresh ones, the ones still nestled in their green cocoon and sold at farmers’ markets – these ones are … Continue reading

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