Sunday, December 11, 2016

Pecan Pie Bread Pudding

I'm mostly on my phone these days, so that is why I'm just posting links to recipes as I come across them (in case you are curious...)

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Canolli Cream Puffs

Pastry Puffs:
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbsp. white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt (reduce to 1/4 tsp.if using salted butter)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs
Cannoli Filling:
  • 1 1/4 cup whole milk ricotta (I wouldn’t try the low-fat here)
  • 1 1/4 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 cup icing (confectioners) sugar (or a bit more or less, depending on how sweet you like it)
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • (Variations: replace cinnamon with grated orange or lemon zest or sprinkle chopped chocolate or mini chocolate chips over filling. A drizzle of melted chocolate over the top is also a nice variation)

  • Icing (confectioners) sugar

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

"I Stay In My Lane"

Editor's Note :  I posted two different videos, and each was pulled shortly after posting. 

In case you missed it, this is pretty funny. Gary Radnich of KRON 4 news recently gave the anchor a hard time because she read a couple of sports related news stories.

I understand his point of view. Sports are his thing - now all of  sudden, as sports stories enter the mainstream, more people are going to be talking about what is happening in sports. It's a bit like a singer suddenly entering the world of politics.

Some people who have been in politics for a long time are going to feel as if they are entitled to this soon to be vacant Supervisor position and they are going to try to activate all their networks to squash me like a bug.

You know, it's a bit like that time when my neighbors said they didn't want that stupid four block million dollar sidewalk, because our community plan said " we do not encourage sidewalks, curbs and gutters in the planning area," and it didn't make sense to build a sidewalk for parents who just wanted to drop their kids off at school.

The people who wanted that sidewalk project to go forward activated all their networks, and they squashed our attempts to create a community built path.

Think about it.

--- MMT

Related :

Marin Democratic Party facebook group

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Candidates' Forums : April 20, 21

4/20, 4/21 Candidates' Forums, Recent Press Articles

April 20 : District 4 Candidates Forum in Lagunitas, 1 Lagunitas Road, in the school multipurpose room. The school is located just behind the San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. (I just did a gig with my friend Jose there this past Sunday.) btw - I also posted on Nextdoor.

Thursday, April 21st : Women's Political Action Committee Endorsement event: "MWPAC is holding its endorsement night, Thursday, April 21, 7 p.m. at the San Rafael City Council Chambers, 1400 5th Ave. We will be covering the Supervisors and Judicial races and candidates will be speaking. Members also will be voting on endorsing in the Senate race. The meeting is open to the public, but only MWPAC members can vote. A reception will be held beforehand at Whippersnapper, 1613 Fourth St, where you can informally meet the candidates. It begins at 5:30. Cost is $20. No charge to candidates." 

This Friday April 22nd, I'll be sitting in to jam on some jazzy tunes with RPM
Richard Wood on B3, Pat Duffey on mellow guitar, Martin Cunningham on drums plus special guest Dan Duffin on bass. They'll start at around 7:00 pm
I'll sit in starting at around 8:30 pm
So, if anyone wants to talk politics outside, come hang out. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate. I am still collecting donations for campaign expenses. I'm not going to litter our landscape with plastic signage. 
Please contact me at 415-789-6274 if you would like to help out by making a sign out of recycled/upcycled something or other.

Save the date : May 12th - I'm gathering some friends to help raise money for the Throckmorton Theatre's Youth Scholarship Program. I guess it would make more sense to raise money for my campaign, but I usually don't do the usual, I do what feels right to me.
More details to follow. I promise you it will be a fun time.
Again, please contact me if you can volunteer some time to help out with this event.

I'd like to share a couple of articles with you.  This came out on April 7th in the Point Reyes Light. I sound a bit like I'm rambling at times, because Samantha Kimmey is very easy to talk to -- so I felt as if I was chatting with a friend :

This IJ article was brought to my attention yesterday afternoon :

When I was invited to participate in this particular article, I was told that we were going to be given a list of questions, each of the eight candidates was going to answer and it would be published as such : a question would be listed and then the candidates' answers would follow. That didn't happen. Apparently, there wasn't enough room in the paper. Such is life in the real world. We expect one thing and get another.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Supervisor Debate/Forum : April 7 6 - 8 pm at College of Marin

April 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Candidates for Supervisor in the June election will join Marin Democrats for a debate.


April 7, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Fusselman Hall 120
College of Marin, Kentfield,
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Sunday, March 27, 2016

First Debate : March 30th at 6:00 pm


Marin County Supervisor Races

Sponsored By Citizens for Sustainable Pension Plans (CSPP)

Please join us in learning about the plans, approaches, philosophies and
more from the candidates who are running for Marin Supervisor.

Citizens will be invited to submit questions at the event on any issue or concern. 
CSPP will ask a few questions pertaining to Marin’s public employee retirement benefits.

To learn more about the responsibilities of Marin’s supervisors, please visit:

District 2 Supervisor Race
Katie Rice, Incumbent vs. Kevin Haroff & Frank Egger

District 3 Supervisor Race
Kate Sears, Incumbent vs. Susan Kirsch

District 4 Supervisor Race
Alex Easton-Brown, Al Dugan, Dominic Grossi, Wendi Kallins,
Tomas Kaselionis, Dennis Rodoni, Brian Staley, Mari Tamburo

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March 30, 2016 • Doors Open 6 PM • Debate at 6:15 PM

Four Points Sheraton
1010 Northgate Drive, San Rafael

Debate Moderator:
Dick Spotswood, Marin IJ Columnist

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