Category Archives: Fun Places

Paella Wednesday with Kitchen on Fire

Okay, this has been a really busy month. As an indication of how busy, I have not written about the cooking class I took on the 20th of August. Again, the teacher was Chef Kevin Hogan (his blog here) and again … Continue reading

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Kitchen on Fire

Okay, so, last Friday I did something totally different for me and took a cooking class at Kitchen on Fire.  KoF is a company that does cooking classes, with chefs as instructors. Their offices are in Berkeley and have two … Continue reading

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French/Eucalyptus Trail Loop (Addendum)

At the end of this long, tome-like, four-part post, I said this: I found out that Zen Baby loves to be videoed: she is a real ham, irresistibly cute and as soon as I figure out how to compress the … Continue reading

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Grand Lake Farmers Market

I have only been to a few farmers markets.  Until now, not a big FM goer. I have passed by the Grand Lake Farmers Market, speeded by on the overpass on 580, glanced down at what looked like a circus … Continue reading

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French/Eucalyptus Trail Loop (Part 4)

Eucalyptus trail is effing steep, which is both the worst thing about it and the best thing about it. On the one hand it’s a ball buster, heading straight up the hillside. (If you have respiratory or cardiac issues, don’t … Continue reading

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Point Isabel at Low Tide

Today Lucy and I met Michelle, Zen Baby and Maggie (Michelle’s dog) at Point Isabel, in Richmond.  This is the best dog park I know of. Twenty three acres of doggy bliss with two parking lots, the Sit and Stay Café and … Continue reading

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French/Eucalyptus Trail Loop (Part 1)

Oakland was discovered some years ago, which means that the hills were also discovered, and the places I liked to go to get away are not so getaway-ish anymore. This is what has happened to Redwood Regional Park. I first … Continue reading

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