Monthly Archives: October 2011

When life gives you figs, make fig jam.

Although another gal has cornered the identity, the girl and the fig, this month I could qualify as her runner-up. Today, I had every intention of posting a piece on apples. After all, it’s Seasonal Food Friday, and I’m planning … Continue reading

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Seasonal Food Friday: Fabulous Figs

It’s fig season! If, like me, you’re lucky enough to have a friend with fig trees, it’s time to harvest. If not, check out your local produce market or farmers’ market. In California, fig trees produce two crops: one in … Continue reading

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Banishing the blues on a grey day: Time for a shot of color

Winter is coming, and with it more grey days. Sometimes, the morning fog stays all day, and drizzle turns to rain. To keep my mood from turning grey, I have lots of choices. For example, I can: go to the … Continue reading

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Swim Strong

Last Sunday, October 2, was a big day. Mills College hosted the Swim A Mile event for the Women’s Cancer Resource Center (WCRC). The LiveStrong foundation promoted “Wear Yellow Day,” commemorating Lance Armstrong’s 15-year anniversary of being diagnosed with cancer. … Continue reading

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