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By Monith Ilavarasan

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About this blog: My parents, brother, and I moved to Pleasanton when I was in the seventh grade. I then graduated from Amador Valley High School, went to college at UC Davis and started out a career in tech. After several years working in large co...  (More)

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Wine about it
Dec 7, 2022 7:34 am
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I’ve never been a wine guy. The world of wine can be intimidating and overwhelming for those who are not familiar with it. With so many different varietals, regions,... More
Thanksgiving day blues
Nov 30, 2022 7:27 am
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My partner’s family takes Thanksgiving very seriously. I’ve been over for a few years now and each year the dinner is great.

This Thanksgiving my partner’s... More
Baharat banana bread with molasses butter
Nov 23, 2022 8:29 am
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Hey folks, I’m going to try something different with this post. In light of the holiday season I’m going to share a go-to recipe I... More
Who's to judge
Nov 9, 2022 7:06 am
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When I sat down to finally fill out my ballot I thought I had a pretty clear idea of how I wanted to vote. I zipped through the first page dedicated to the elected... More
I felt the earth move
Nov 2, 2022 8:31 am
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Last Tuesday I was in my company’s San Francisco location on a fluke. I rarely visit, but on that particular day I was meeting up with an old co-worker who... More
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