Monthly Archives: August 2009

Slow Roasted Salmon with Crème Fraîche and Capers

I am always amazed at how much the weather can vary across the Bay Area. After enjoying a scorching hot day in San Jose, I was thrown back into San Francisco mist, fog, and wind today. I’ve now become used … Continue reading

Posted in capers, chives, food music blog, main, Musical Pairings, recipes, salmon, slow-roasted | 5 Comments

We’ve Come a Long Way Red Velvet Cupcakes

You might have been expecting a review and Local Pairing today, but alas, I must disappoint you–or perhaps, exhilarate you. Because today I bring you Red. Velvet. Cupcakes. With cream cheese frosting! What’s the occasion, you might ask? No, it’s … Continue reading

Posted in big deal, cupcakes, dessert, food music blog, Musical Pairings, red velvet cupcakes | 8 Comments

Seared Tuna with Hawaiian Sea Salts and Heirloom Bean Salad

You might think, if you briefly glanced at our recipes index, that we largely subsist on a diet of soups, seared tuna, scallops and cookies. I’d like to convince you that this is not true…but not today. Today, I’m going … Continue reading

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Cherry Almond Everyday Granola

Right now I feel a calm before the storm. Life is sort of at a standstill. I’ve been trying to kick a cold, and spent a deliriously happy weekend lounging around my home, with exactly two outings (a bachelorette party … Continue reading

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Maverick Review: A Celebration in the Mission

Let me just start by saying that there should always be an excuse for a celebration. In this case–a much-anticipated double date with our friends whom we’ve been meaning to casually grab dinner with for months. But, between weddings, weekend … Continue reading

Posted in food music blog, Local Pairings, Maverick, Mission, Musical Pairings, review, Southern | 2 Comments

Bistro Dinner Part 2: Dark Chocolate Souffle

After watching enough episodes of Top Chef, I have become thoroughly convinced that souffles are the devil. They don’t rise. They don’t end up having the right consistency without precisely the right oven temperature. They’re just overall a big mess. … Continue reading

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Bistro Dinner Part 1: Sole Roulades and Crispy Pan Fried Potatoes

Good things come in small packages–and oh, how true that old adage is. In this particular case, the small package was a rolled up fillet of sole, encasing two thin lemon slices and a delicate pesto sauce. Once baked, this … Continue reading

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