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Recipe: Poached Seckel Pears

Sep 13, 2013 / By Serena
Posted in Featured / Food / Good Ideas / Kitchen Adventures
Seckel Pear tart Having the last name Bartlett, I have a natural-born fondness for pears. It makes sense. One of my favorites that’s commercially grown, thus widely available, is the sweet little… Read more»

Cure for the blue days: the best cinnamon rolls

Nov 20, 2012 / By Serena
Posted in Featured / Food / Good Ideas / Holidays / Kitchen Adventures / Magazine / Recipes
understated tastiness. I know that I use the words, “my favorite” frequently, but please understand that the “best” in these cinnamon buns is really no exaggeration. At least I can say… Read more»

Welcome to Mid-Market, San Francisco

Nov 10, 2012 / By Serena
Posted in Featured / Good Ideas / San Francisco Bay Area / Travel
Mayor Lee gives Mid-Market the thumbs up I have to admit that I’ve used Mid-Market in conversation as an example before – and not a good one – when people prejudge Oakland. The rant’s gone something… Read more»

Top Ten Salton Sea Favorites

Jun 13, 2012 / By Serena
Posted in Featured / Good Ideas / Outdoors and on the Road / Recipes / Travel
Burrowing owl at the edge of a field - these birds need old gopher holes to nest The Salton Sea – California’s largest lake – is also one of the most ignored bodies of water in the state. Few have visited, and even fewer have a… Read more»

Top Ten Big Sur Favorites

Mar 22, 2012 / By admin
Posted in Featured / Good Ideas / Outdoors and on the Road / Travel
big sur coast Depending on the geography, the experience of making a Top Ten list can vary greatly. In San Francisco there are certain undeniables (you can’t miss the de Young!) that… Read more»