Category Archives: Food

Half-Baked and Pandemic Quiche

Being vegan, I thought I’d said goodbye forever to quiche in 2004. Farewell also to lunches with broccoli cheese quiche and raspberry butter lettuce salad drizzled with Sicilian lemon balsamic. My sister changed all that with the following recipe she … Continue reading

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Pandemic Eating with a Pinch of Gluttony

I took a cooking class with Gabriela Camara, a chef with a restaurant in Mexico City. It’s definitely one of my top five classes in MasterClass. Growing up in Southern California, Mexican food was my standard American diet. After taking … Continue reading

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August Campers and Thirteen Vegan Meal Ideas

Several in our July Camp NaNo cabin had chosen large writing projects. We decided to continue the momentum in a FaceBook group. With the 25K words I wrote in July, I can easily finish this cozy spy romance by August … Continue reading

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Winner at July 2019 Camp NaNo

At 5:19 PDT, I completed my Camp NaNo project. My goal was 25,000 words covering the first half of a new cozy spy romance. My final word count today was 25,177 words. Taking into account that NaNoWriMo and Camp NaNo … Continue reading

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2019 July Camp NaNo Prep and Notes on Lake Havesu

I spent two hours making these Camp NaNo Mason Jar salads this evening. Later I’ll make two jars of fridge oatmeal. If the writing goes well, I hope to convert bags of pluots and apricots into freezer jam. After finishing … Continue reading

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Chromatic Bells, Strings, Potatoes, and Books

Chromatic Chimes Talk at Bowers Museum Midst the incessant cold rain dogging us in Southern California, I have bravely ventured out on the slick highways. I visited the Bowers Museum to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year (Boar). While my friend … Continue reading

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Three Moments in China

Last August I went to China with four friends. We did Viking’s Imperial Gems cruise, which was a week on land and a week on the Yangtze River. We stayed at classy hotels in Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai. A truly … Continue reading

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So California Autumn in January with Recipes and Free Book

Autumn has arrived in California. The Japanese Maples on my neighborhood walks wear their brilliant red and orange cloaks. Bright yellow leaves wind through my yard undressing the fig and apricot trees during this cold, cruel month. On a less … Continue reading

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A Sample July Day of Vegan Meals

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. Hippocrates When they find out I’m vegan, friends, family, and medical doctors’ first concern is whether I’m getting enough iron, protein, and vitamin B6. The answer is yes and backed by … Continue reading

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Jacqueline Diamond’s THE CASE OF THE DESPERATE DOCTOR is on Pre-Order!

Jacqueline’s medical mystery novel The Case of the Desperate Doctor will be released on May 15th! This is the third book in the Safe Harbor Medical mysteries. USA Today best-selling author Jacqueline Diamond has sold more than 100 novels, including romantic … Continue reading

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