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Recipe: Watermelon granita

This recipe comes from Recchiuti! As we noted earlier, their fruit-based products taste very, very clean: there are no ingredients that muddle the flavor or make it come across as artificial. Unsurprisingly, the same is true of their granita recipe. Simple enough for a kid to make, refined enough for adults to enjoy. Show Recchiuti’s […]

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Japan Incense

Local incense dealer Japan Incense, child of Japantown’s Kohshi, has about the cutest burner I’ve ever seen: This was a gift, and came with a wrapping option that I unfortunately didn’t preserve, but it involved washi tape with some very cool sumo poses on it. The store was kind enough to provide an extra incense […]

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Parkside Tavern

Taraval’s Parkside Tavern is open! And serving a light but complex gimlet that tastes like lemonade made with cucumbers. Quite the experience! The dinner menu is hearty but balanced well, too. Those were some fantastically crisp potatoes, and the pork was very freshly grilled. Head outside and show Parkside Tavern some love!

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UKO

I’m not so much a clothes horse as a shoe horse. Though most of the designs on UKO are fantastically modern, the Chi ankle boots hit me the hardest: This was another very fast delivery- and an exceptionally high-quality product. They look resilient, fit like a dream, and took less than a day to break […]

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minimal

minimal‘s site and products are exactly that: arguably understated, unarguably well-designed. I’m very happy with my new bowl set: they’re sturdy and weighted nicely, and the finish feels as sleek as the lines look. For elegant home goods, show minimal some love!

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Mariposa Baking Co.

An old favorite of mine, always a stopping point when I was near the Ferry Building, and a regular Friday night treat when I started working in walking distance, Mariposa by mail order lives up to its reputation in person: gluten free and so delicious that you’d never know it. We incidentally dove deep on […]

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Perdita

I’m not sure if you can strictly call it “discourse” when it occurs only between you and the singular other person you live with… but the discourse at home lately has been that I had no idea I had social anxiety until it went away. I’m almost never outside anymore, and when I am, peoples’ […]

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Bulo

I got my first vax in my new Bulo shoes! I already loved them, but now they’re lucky too. I bought the Kork-Ease Prairies in particular because of the way the side elastics are hidden. Comfortable and dignified. Show Bulo Shoes some love! They have a pretty wide variety of sizes.

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Wonderfest

Wonderfest has some fantastic videos of their older presentations on their YouTube channel. My personal favorite was “Astrobiology – Dr. Penelope Boston“, about the influence of our studies of extreme Earth climates on how we might perceive life on other planets. There’s nothing quite so enjoyable as watching someone highly educated get passionate about their […]