Not Martha

Here is a review of the most charming little restaurant in Berkelely, Le Comptoir Rouge. It is across the street from the hotel I stayed in while waiting for the apartment to be available. I would have lost my mind if it wasn’t for this restaurant. It is right around the corner from Freight and Salvage, which makes for a lovely little dinner and a show evening.

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If you’re curious about those tapioca balls in bubble tea, I have some photos up – warning, pop up window.

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things that amuse me presently*

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Sunburst Bottle Company carrys gallon-sized plastic jars, you could make your own gift jar. Nice.

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Other stuff I have been thinking about: find a good recipe for gluten-free cheesecake, find a good vegetarian meatloaf recipe, get a good low protein cookbook with yummy foods.

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What I’ve been thinking about. I want to make my own window shades that either lift up from the bottom or drop down from the top, or both, so I can shade the table while eating breakfast. I want sun on my toes but not my face. From my initial planning, it seems like a much bigger job than I originally imagined. I also want to sew a light-weight cotton shoulder bag for summer, I don’t like thick nylon straps in the heat. I was thinking about making a special compartment to stitch one of those metal flip top glasses cases upright inside so I cannot smash my glasses under the weight of the contents of my bag.

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Roadfood has up a review of The Big Egg in Cleveland! Although, if it doesn’t stay open late, it’s probably not the same Big Egg I knew and loved.

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Today’s Sherman’s Lagoon makes a good point.

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Mike’s Amazing Cakes are, well, amazing. A bit over the top. Perhaps not enough like cakes?

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The Carol Duvall Show looks like it has a lot of neat-o ideas. They have instructions for a surprise ball which look I could have used a while back. If only I got this channel.

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Potentially useful – jelly bean jiggler molds

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Just Jars is a good idea but some of the execution is off. Either the things contained are a bit too personal (hemerroid cream for a pregnant lady jar? really?), tend to bespeak thoughless clutter (pot holder in hostess gift, napkins and napking rings — and entire jar full of travel items for someone who only has so much room to pack, I hardly think they’d be useful if it’s a gift given right before departure), or are just plain overpriced (jars of candy, for example). Some are quite cool – Halloween goodies, build-a-snowman kit, BBQ kit. I’m a little wary of some of the things included in something like the St. Patrick’s Day jar, I think one would want to go with more attractively packaged foods, or ones imported from Ireland, not a can of Del Monte potatoes.

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