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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 28, 2007 at 3:46pm

How about a slice of Fresh Lemon-Coconut Cake? Oh yeah! Sooo good, baked by Susie Homemaker herself, apron and all, yesterday for last evening’s Feminine Hijinx get-together. (Recipe posted in comments, below.) And how about Fresh Lemon-Coconut Cakeon the patio? Even better! Because yes, it’s finally warm enough for al fresco dining, woo hoo! I…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 27, 2007 at 3:23pm

Time for a Cooper-Doo update, don’t you think? We had a visit this week from my busy nephew, on Wednesday, and he was on-the-move. He’s an expert button-pusher and knob-twister. Anything that even sort of resembles a button or knob and out shoots his darling little hand, with his little carrot-shaped finger, and push, push,…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 26, 2007 at 6:33pm

“You’re supposed to take a nap-a, not move to Napa!” Carrie Bradshaw to Mr. Big, Sex and the City Well, I’d move to Napa, any day. So long Minnesota! Oh, right, I have a life here. Dang. Sigh. Well I’ll just have to go back (this was my third trip, it really is my favorite…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 24, 2007 at 4:47pm

OK, more Napa… Day 2, Stu and Debbie arrived, so all six of us met up at Harlan Estate winery. We had an amazing tour, given by Sheila and Katherine, thanks to Stu. It’s not just anyone who gets a tour and tasting at Harlan; luckily, Stu has been on their mailing list for many…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 23, 2007 at 4:03pm

Hellooo! Back from Napa! And oh, what a trip. Trip of a lifetime. John, Stu the Wine Genius, his wife Debbie, and I all stayed in the gorgeous Howell Mountain-top home of winemaker Larry Turley (long story, we had rented a different house, but happily ended up in theirs). Rudy and Ana stayed at the…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 15, 2007 at 10:36am

Inspired by all my talk of tapas (see below for Jaleo, Jose Andres, The Sample Room, and cocktails with Kim & Suz), I’ve been flipping through Chef Andres’ Tapas A Taste of Spain in America for a nice Sunday evening menu. The book is chock-full of tempting tasties (I’ve posted several in the past, including…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 14, 2007 at 11:23am

Yawn! Stretch! Errrrr, good morning, my friends. A late night last night, hanging with my minxes Kim & Suz, here at the hacienda. We curled up in front of a roaring fire with plates of tuna and egg bruschettas, crispy roasted asparagus (we ate it with our fingers, just like fries, yum), olives, almonds, red…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 12, 2007 at 10:48am

Ah, I’m back, and so quickly! Ha. Now, dinner with Rudy & Ana and Stu & Debbie at The Sample Room this past Monday night. What a BLAST! I’d not been to The Sample Room before, it’s absolutely worth a trip over to NE. Great place for a group, casual, funky, with a very friendly…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 10, 2007 at 12:08am

Happy April! Ack, I know it’s been terribly long since I’ve posted. Craziness, what can I say? I’ve not been much in town, in fact, Nathan and I just returned from a spring-break trip to Washington, DC, just the two of us. Such fun! We arrived Thursday, checked into our hotel, and immediately set out…

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