East Bay Real Estate – A Fresh Approach

A Fresh Approach to East Bay Real Estate

It’s a secret…

It’s a secret Step through the tall vine covered front gate and you’ve entered another world. The secret garden—a classic of children’s lit and a theme for travelers who enjoy peeking into some other family’s private courtyard behind an otherwise austere wall—in Rome? Provence? San Miguel? I don’t know about you, but when we get […]

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Why Cook?

Epicurious Garden, Chez Panisse, Cheeseboard, Off The Grid Wednesday Food Trucks, Thursday Farmers’ Market–Why Cook?

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The Gustatorial Me

Just about a week ago, I had the pleasure of walking through a wonderful house in the Elmwood neighborhood of Berkeley that was designed in 1907 by one of Berkeley’s most esteemed early architects. What made this walk through especially interesting was that my clients and I were walking through with David Trachtenberg, who is […]

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Perfect Spring Dinner

Tonight we enjoyed the perfect spring dinner, and you can, too. First I stirred together olive oil, a tablespoon each of sherry vinegar, lemon juice, and pomegranate molasses, brown sugar, and shakes of ground sumac, salt and pepper, and this did double duty as marinade and salad dressing.. Then I poured a little over 3 […]

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Provence in Berkeley

  My friend Blanche is spending the year in Provence.  She’ll meet her family in Paris for the holidays, but basically she’s staying in Provence and reports that it is very hard work to obtain the visa for a year in France.  It involves standing in long lines for many, many hours in Nice.  That […]

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