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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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Now we're cooking with gas
Jan 25, 2023 7:34 am
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As I’ve gotten more into cooking over the past few years, I’ve fallen in love with gas stoves. After years of using old electric stoves I felt like my eyes were... More
Visiting family in India
Jan 18, 2023 7:34 am
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Over the holidays I joined my immediate family on a trip to India. It had been five years since I had last been there and had a chance to reconnect with extended... More
An end of year reflection
Dec 21, 2022 7:25 am
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As this year draws to a close, I figure now is as good a time as any to reflect on the past year. I started this blog series back in the middle of March not really... More
Something brewing in the Tri-Valley
Dec 14, 2022 7:26 am
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For me, there's only one thing better than enjoying a cold beer with friends on a hot summer day. Enjoying a cold beer in a heated home with friends when it’s... More
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
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