4th of July

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A dove is nesting our avocado tree, inches from the dinner table on the deck.  To judge from our conversation, it may as well be Kate Middleton.

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And as the eggs prepared to hatch, casual fare (mixed grill) and neon claws for the 237th birthday.

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I tried a hack of the excellent chocolate dessert at Greens and Vines, by combining equal parts coconut butter and cacao powder with a little sugar (they use agave) and chilling in a springform pan.  Fudgelike, featherlight and delicious– and such an antimatter-dense concentration of calories and dollars that NASA rang while we were finishing dessert.

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