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Tiffin Tin Lunch: Pasta & Cherries

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Although it is not insulated beyond the natural insulation stainless steel provides, this is my favorite tin. It holds a lot and it is very attractive in its neat way. The water bottle comes from lululemon, which is hard to type but not hard to find in my neighborhood, because it’s in a HUGE story across the street from Cafe Roma in Berkeley, on the corner of Ashby and College, which is ground zero for a lot of good things.

What’s inside? This:

Whole wheat angel hair pasta, a little good olive oil and cracked pepper and some sauce from the jar with parmesan on top. The work of the moment. The greatest part of this lunch though is that it’s cherry season. Eat up!


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May 30, 2008 at 12:30 pm

Vegetarian Lunch (aka salad)

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Here’s the thing — this lunch, which is something I have all the time — comes with stuff I always forget to tell them to leave off, so I have to scrape it off to the side.  I don’t want to eat tons o’ sour cream and guac at noon. 

This salad — which is called the Ensalada Mexicana, comes from Ananda Fuara, the nicest vegetarian restaurant in San Francisco.  Really lovely women in saris, who remember your name, serve you some of the best stuff you can get in the Civic Center at lunch time.

Oh, and I have to work late tonight.  I might even post my dinner. 

Nope. I ate it too fast. And I’ll add, while I’m at it, that this salad doesn’t look as good as it tastes. But when you get to the black beans, brown rice, and corn tortilla on the bottom, you have arrived in a kind of work lunch heaven that’s hard to describe.


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May 29, 2008 at 2:11 pm

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The Tin is Back!

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It’s been a long break around here, as we’ve adjusted to the fact that the children who used to love cute little lunches now insist on having a lunch that’s been thrown in a plastic safeway bag because it is so not cool to have a bento box.

So you know what? A blog must morph under circumstances like this. And morph we will here at the TiffinTin. Into grown up lunches, as often as I can, even if it’s only a photo and a snarky comment. Occasionally, the truth will be told about what goes into the preteen lunches. (Ouch.)

So, thanks for checking in while I was gone (and what was up with the 600 page views back in February? Man, people want tins, that much is quite clear. Well, good. Tins I have. Tons of tins.. And now they’re all mine, mine, mine.

See you tomorrow for the first grownup tin lunch.

xo, Lily

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May 28, 2008 at 7:59 pm

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