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I love the comfort of a warm starchy bowl of risotto. This is ultimate comfort food. I am forever trying to find sneaky ways to cut down the fat we eat and was thrilled to find a low fat mushroom risotto recipe online. If you want to make a full fat version, stir in a […]

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We went to Fort Point, the fort under the Golden Gate Bridge for a historical re-enactment day. Well, the re-enactors were there all day – we were there for just over an hour at the end of the day! The fort has been closed to the public since 9/11, but is opened up on occasion […]

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The smoke detector we have in our apartment talks! This is NOT a good thing. It has been saying ‘No batteries’ in a very loud female voice, every half hour through the night. The ceiling in our apartment is very high and we can’t reach it otherwise we would have tried to find a way […]

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I can’t believe that I am here sitting in San Francisco, which at the moment is living up to it’s nickname, ‘Fog City’ and blogging about Chicago, a city that I’ve never visited, that’s 1863 miles (2998 km) away from here. One of my honorary brothers went to school (that would be university to you Brits) […]

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I just passed my California driving test today – Yay! It was my first attempt so I am really happy. I’ve been dragging my heels with the whole driving thing. I live in a really centrally located apartment with amazing public transport (or ‘transit’ as they call it here) links, and I have been buying […]

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A friend on Facebook posted up this blog. It is SO funny! It had me laughing out loud! The woman who writes it is, I think an American, living in the UK. She posts up what her ordinarily mild-mannered husband says in his sleep. Word of warning: this is not for the prude – the […]

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This is a quick meal that I make quite often because it is so easy. I used Dover Sole this time, but you can use pretty much any fish – salmon works particularly well. What’s great about this is that you cook the vegetables at the same time as the fish. The secret is to […]

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Just needed to vent! I spent the whole of yesterday trying to make doctors and dentist appointments and I think I spent half the day talking to various people from AT&T and T-Mobile. It was frustrating. It feels to me as though there are lots of people out there trying to extort money from ordinary […]

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I had a huge Indian food craving and so Hubby took me for a wonderful dinner at DOSA Restaurant on Fillmore Street. DOSA is very popular, so we had a bit of a wait before we got a table (mental note to self: do not take it for granted that going somewhere on a Sunday […]

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One of my favourite shops in Japantown is called ICHIBAN KAN – USEFUL THINGS. It really is stuffed full of useful things for the house, stationery, personal care products, snacks, Hubby’s favourite Japanese candy (he lived in Japan for 2 years as a child and has retained a fondness for certain Japanese treats!), and lots […]

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