Cool Stuff

German Horseradish Mustard

I stumbled upon a new beer bar in Mill Valley a few weeks ago, with sawn lumber for tables and a sea of beer and nothing to eat but German pretzels, rolled out, and twisted, and baked to order. I tried a pretzel and what struck me most was not the pretzel (though it was outstanding), but the dipping sauce. I kept dabbing at it to see what all of […]

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Soft German Pretzels

I made a friend! It’s a big deal because since I moved to CA for a bit, I don’t have many in this neck of the woods. YOU are my friend. No, don’t look behind you, I’m talking to YOU. I have a very active cyber life. It’s how I cope. But the good news is that a professor of mine from college just sent me a new friend. He […]

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Q&A With Grandma Pellegrini

You asked, she answered! Here is this week’s Q&A with Grandma Pellegrini. Take it away grandma! Q. How do you keep the critters from eating up your garden? I plant fruit trees and have raised vegetable gardens, and so far only the groundhogs, squirrels, chipmunks and birds have enjoyed my homegrown produce. The area is fenced in, the raised vegetable beds are covered with netting, and still the critters persist. Should I just start charging […]

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Strawberry Shortcake & Badass Biscuits

A few weeks ago I went on a strawberry binge. I was intent on making a strawberry rhubarb pie and my strawberry estimating skills turned out to be terrible, and thus I was left with more strawberries than one pie could hold. So I proceeded to make approximately 1.6 trillion recipes from strawberries. There was strawberry fruit leather, and strawberry vinegar, and strawberries flying across the room. That last recipe […]

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Ma Newsletter

Continuing on our walking tour of the website’s little face lift…that we began two nights ago… where we went over the hill and through the woods to Grandma’s House, and learned how to ask Grandma P. about cool things… we’re heading back over to my house… and we’re walking and we’re walking… (That’s apparently how they say it at the White House. At least that’s what someone told me. I’ve […]

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Old Hunting Photos

Aren’t these fantastic??? Look at all the guys with ties on! Quite a difference in the way they hunted then and the way they are outfitted today, wouldn’t you say? One of my favorite readers sent these to me and I had to share them with ya. Here are a few, you can see the whole gallery on the photos page. Check ’em out! I want to be her when […]

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Old Hunting Photos

A reader sent these to me and they made me grin. Old photos are such a treat to look at. Don’t you wonder what life was like for the lady in the puffy sleeves holding the shotgun? Or how about the boys? If you happen to know where these photos came from or where they were taken, please do tell. I want to know desperately. I think they below in […]

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Ask Grandma Pellegrini

I never really outlined all the new sections on this site. So I figure I’ll give you a little walking tour. Shall we? Do you have good walking shoes on? Okay, let’s go… on the first stop, we go over the hill and through the woods to… Grandma’s House. We all love Grandma P. Who doesn’t love Grandma P., raise your hand…? That’s what I thought. She’s the ultimate pioneer […]

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Wine & Music

This past weekend I got invited to Rodney Strong Vineyards for the kickoff of their summer concert series. If you happen to be in the Sonoma area this summer you should go! There’s nothing better than sitting outdoors with a picnic, a glass of wine and good tunes. Then again it got pretty rowdy. I saw some skirts fly up. It was Kenny Loggins after all, and he has a […]

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