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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 21, 2006 at 12:52pm

Cool, crisp salad topped with a warm poached or over-easy egg. Prrr… If you haven’t converted, you MUST, it is truly one of the best dishes on the planet. The greens tossed with a tart vinaigrette cut the richness of the yolk, a bit of minced basil adds a hint of sweetness, crumbled bacon and…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 20, 2006 at 2:08am

Such fun tonight, oh my. We’re tired, yes, but in a good way, the way you are after hours of laughing and talking with good friends and sipping lots of wineage. The tumble into bed, fall asleep happily kind of tired. I’ll confess, I’ve had LOTS of wine tonight, eek – Falanghina, Barbera, and Port,…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 19, 2006 at 11:10am

Stu and Debbie and Rudy and Ana, here at the hacienda, for dinner tonight. You know what that means! LOTS of fun and food and wine, woo hoo! I have officially, for my first time, set the table with two wine glasses at each place, with more ready for action in the kitchen. I feel…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 18, 2006 at 10:38am

Despite paint-generated effluveum effervescing throughout the house (touch-up work on the deck), it’s still all good. Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy, even when I can’t really be out in it due to almost-ever-present males of the working-on-our-house variety. There’s the pool, sparkling sapphire blue, beckoning… But unless I want to swim/sunbathe with an…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 17, 2006 at 12:58pm

Glory be sunshine, mmmm hmmmm. I am in a good mood today, windows thrown open, fresh air swirling around my house and my skirt, no lie. (It’s windy!) La, la, laaaa! Love spring, when it’s, you know, springy. And what says spring like…meatloaf? Yes, meatloaf. I had some ground beef, I had leftover walnut ricotta…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 16, 2006 at 12:51pm

Rainbow! How glorious, last night, right at the end of the baseball game. Definitely one (and perhaps the only) perk of this quirky weather – sun, rain, sun, rain, warm, cold, warm, cold. Tiresome. But the rainbow, wow. This pic is from my phone so of course doesn’t at all capture the rare beauty of…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 15, 2006 at 9:45am

A lovely Mother’s Day indeed! I did…almost nothing, which is just what I wanted. Watched Nathan swim, made crustless leek quiche with creme fraiche for lunch/brunch, took a l..o..n..g luxurious nap, followed by a l..o..n..g luxurious shower, then ran over to Suz’s for Feminine Hijinx. Our usual cackle fest. Here’s to Motherhood After Darkwith two…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 14, 2006 at 10:56am

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!! We had a lovely Mother’s Day-graduation-birthday celebration at Fuji-Ya last night, Stace, Bowen, Coop, Dad, Susanna, John, Nathan, and me. Cooper was a Trooper – ceiling lights and fans turned out to be quite entertaining, he had his back arched all night to take in the show. He was showing off his…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 13, 2006 at 11:12am

Do you dream about cooking? Apparently I do, I had a dream close enough to waking this morning to remember it… I was scrambling eggs for John’s family, cooking them in a big ol’ cast-iron skillet, on a bed (loaded with Freudian implications, I’m sure). They were nasty-looking until I served them in tortillas (which…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 12, 2006 at 1:08pm

Opened this blustery, freezing Friday with an anti-oxidant/anti-inflammatory loaded blueberry pecan pancake, topped with a smidge of real maple syrup. So easy, when you use a little pancake mix (I’m not a big mix person, but the just-add-water Aunt Jemima version is mighty tasty; and I love how you can make just enough for one…

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