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Thanksgiving Dinner Fit For a Bichon Frise

March 31st was Max’s 15th birthday, and to celebrate, we cooked his favorite meal — a full Thanksgiving dinner with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, gravy, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. Despite the plethora of nature reserves, it is surprisingly difficult to find a fresh or frozen turkey in Northern California in March....
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A Birthday Party Fit for a Bichon

A couple months ago, my then 13 year old Bichon Frise Max had to have emergency gallbladder surgery, and thanks to the wonderful surgeon and vets at Penn Vet, Max lived to celebrate his 14th birthday on March 31, 2013.  (You can read more about Max’s surgery in his very own New York Times article here.) For...
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Pazo and the Awesome Couple

If you live in Baltimore and love food, you know who Tony Foreman and Cindy Wolf are.  They own a series of upscale restaurants and wine stores – Charleston, Petit Louis, Cinghiale, Johnny’s,  Bin 201, Bin 604, and Pazo.  Some of my most treasured memories happened at these restaurants.  Petit Louis is our go-to celebratory...
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Tom’s Birthday

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