Arrive as Friends – Leave as Famly – Casa Mia

Casa Mia The Detour coffee shop was a popular landmark at 3035 Division Street, but its owners decided to move on, and now we are graced with a fabulous new replacement, Casa Mia. This is the Italian restaurant the Richmond neighborhood has needed for a long time. It is quaint, cozy, and lacks the corporateContinue reading “Arrive as Friends – Leave as Famly – Casa Mia”

Do I Stick it in the Fridge?

Some foods need to be refrigerated.  Others don’t.  This is a list of  foods that do not need to be chilled. 1. Bananas – Storing bananas in the refrigerator can actually disrupt their ripening process.  Once refrigerated, a banana may never be able to resume the ripening process even if returned to room temperature. 2.Continue reading “Do I Stick it in the Fridge?”

Salicornia Maritima – Something New for Dinner

I had seen salicornia maritima, AKA “sea beans” growing alongside the Pacific for years, but never bothered to investigate it.  Then, last Tuesday, when the organic produce delivery came, I reached inside and pulled out a small paper bag filled with it.  Sea beans.  They smell fishy….not all that great….but when I tasted one, itContinue reading “Salicornia Maritima – Something New for Dinner”

The Magical Power of Lemon Water

I felt emotionally exhausted and physically drained after my trip to another state week before last.  Saying goodbye to loved ones is always so hard, but in this case, it was absolutely agonizing. Four funerals of friends over a 10-day span was just too much.    On the flight home, I asked the airline hostessContinue reading “The Magical Power of Lemon Water”