• Best Bookstores in Northern California

    Autumn inspires sentimentality and the glow of leaves at twilight makes Scout melancholy in the best way. Every now and again, Scout savors a melancholy day like he savors a warm cup of coffee. Feeling rather sentimental about his melancholic state, Scout decide to spend Whole40 Challenge week two comfy among the very best bookstores

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  • Whole40 Challenge Day 3: “Fame mongering”

    Lifelong dream Scout and I are pleased to tell you that we fulfilled a lifelong dream: we spent three hours in traffic on our way to the City to record a soundbite for KQED. To be clear, the traffic wasn’t the dream (though it has become eerily nostalgic.) Recording a radio story was the dream

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  • We Drove Past Napa Part 3

    Hello Readers! Scout and I are here with our coffee, Pendleton wool, and a story to tell you. Usually, Scout can’t wait to sit down next to me and start dictating. This week has been different. He’s been deep in thought as he decides how to tell you the unexpected ending to this otherwise sad

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  • Farm to Berkeley Part 2

    Another day, another dozen cups of coffee! Where did we leave off in “Farm to Berkeley Part One“? Oh yes: BREAD. We really could leave it there and you’d probably go to Chez Panisse, but just in case you don’t love bread as much as us (we all have our deficiencies), read on to hear

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  • Farm to Berkeley Part 1

    “When did farm-to-table become too good for us chip-eating-plebeians?” This is the controversial question I posed to Scout as he hopped onto the couch and interrupted my morning coffee with the declaration that he needed to write right now. I asked him what he needed “right right now” and, with an irritated thump of his

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