2011

Cape Cod Sherbet

October 25, 2011
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It’s almost November and I can’t believe I’ve been in San Francisco for over 5 months. It still has a very unreal feeling honestly, probably because I’ve been working from home for my old company in Cambridge the entire time. But that sweet deal is wrapping up on Monday and I’ll officially be jobless. Whee! […]

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5 Year Blogiversary of ErinCooks.com

September 25, 2011
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Today marks the five year anniversary of this blog! Five years ago CK and I had just moved in together, I’d left a job I hated with every fiber of my being, and had rekindled my love of blogging (in between endless resume submissions) with a now defunct service called Vox. I’ve talked about the […]

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New and Improved Julia Child Prayer Candle

September 22, 2011
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Look who just arrived in the mail today all the way from New York?! It’s Julia Child! Well Julia as imagined by the fabulous Veronica Soto of Qassa. You might remember the original incarnation of the Julia Child Prayer Candle from way back in 2009, well Julia’s got a brand new bag…or wick as the […]

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Pimientos de Padrón

September 12, 2011
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A few months ago I attended a “Farmers Market Boot Camp” session with Darya Pino, the creator of the blog Summer Tomato. While the title of the event sounds as though Darya had us running laps around the building and bench pressing bushels of beans, in reality a small group of strangers were led on […]

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Day at the Beach Cupcakes

August 11, 2011
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“The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco” is a famous quote attributed to Mark Twain and often bantered about in regards to the bizarre weather in my new hometown. Well it turns out that Mark Twain never said that. In fact no one really knows who first threw that little […]

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An Erin Cooks Giveaway: You Can Can Can

July 15, 2011
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Note: This contest has now ended. Thank you all for entering! Kristin of Meringue Bakeshop just happened to be lucky #43. Congratulations Kristin! Now that I’ve been getting my Farmers Market on a bit here in San Francisco I think it’s definitely time for me to make my annual attempt to can something. Three years […]

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Mountain View Farmers’ Market

July 6, 2011
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I’m happy to report that my first visit to a California Farmers Market was fantastic. A few weeks ago, CK and I took a Zipcar to Mountain View to check out their Sunday market. We arrived at 9:30 AM, only 30 minutes after they opened and it was already jamming. I shudder to think about […]

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What Happened to Goodbye – Sarah Dessen

June 28, 2011
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What if your father was the slightly kinder, gentler, and less profane version of Gordon Ramsey? What if your mom left an unhappy marriage and became the pampered wife of a Big-10 basketball coach? What if you’d moved nearly half a dozen times in the past two years and created a new identity for yourself, […]

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