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thoom

Today Erik made thoom, a type of middle eastern dip. *** 1 cup mashed potatoes 6 cloves garlic, crushed 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup plain yogurt Salt and pepper to taste 8 black olives, pitted and sliced in half 4 md. sliced radishes Thoroughly combine potatoes, garlic, olive oil, yogurt, salt, and pepper; then […]

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vegan ice cream

At Trader Joe’s we got some non-dairy frozen dessert made with coconut milk. It’s new. We got chocolate flavor–it’s velvety and amazing. Next time I want to try strawberry.

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Capitol Park

I figured out who the postcard was from! Yesterday I went to a Music at Noon concert by myself then visited Capitol Park for two hours with my friend A who comes in Sac for activism. We talked about big ideas. We sat at a shady bench near the Vietnam War Memorial and talked about […]

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three-legged crow

I came upon this wikipedia article while searching for “golden crow.” So evocative! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three-legged_crow

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holy man

I posted an image of a postcard I’m sending today to S then took it down.

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mysterious

I got a postcard today from someone with the initials HEC. Can’t figure out who it is, but they seem to know who I am. They wrote from Virginia.

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vernal pools

This afternoon we visited some vernal pools out in Mather. We had a guide and paid $5 each. We saw some cute little flowers. We liked the mimulus tri-color best. I saw two snakes. One was small and slithered on top of the grass in a panicked way. One was very big and slithered through […]

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Babylon City Market

I’m excited about a market opening around the corner. I think it’s middle eastern food. There will be a cafe too.

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vinegar

Today I had a long, long phone call with the A who lives in NY. We talked about everything and more. I was home, then in the car, then in the car at the park. I was lying back looking at tree leaves through the sun roof. Erik ran for more than an hour and […]

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breadcrumb pasta

I made some pasta with “buttered” breadcrumbs (it was vegan, of course) and it wasn’t very good. I didn’t follow the recipe, though. I used fresh basil instead of fresh parsley because that’s what I had. I know that changes everything. And I left out the toasted pine nuts. And I used angel hair instead […]