Monthly Archives: October 2009

Pardon This Brief Interruption

It’s Matt’s birthday tomorrow and we’re heading up to Mendocino to do a little hiking, a little relaxing, and a lot of eating. I had meant to prepare a post for you today–a local review, but I have failed. So … Continue reading

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Kabocha Squash Gnocchi with Sage Butter

I’ll admit it. I’m a little afraid of homemade pasta. But homemade gnocchi? I was ready to take on the challenge. I’d seen many recipes for gnocchi over the past month. Sassy Radish did her take on Gourmet’s sweet potato … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Tea Cake: I Knew This Would Happen

I should have known. When I made this tea cake that it would go straight in my belly. And fast. As most crumbly, moist, and tender little cakes do. I haven’t always been a fan of Fall. Fall used to … Continue reading

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Bar Crudo: A Sleek Experience

San Francisco is filled with ‘cute,’ ‘hip,’ ‘sleek,’ restaurants. I’m a sucker for good logo and simplicity–and been eyeing Bar Crudo since before the restaurant made its move to its new (discreet) home on Divisadero. On a street that houses … Continue reading

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Chicken & Brown Rice: The Surprise Frontrunner

I like a one pot meal. It’s no wonder I’m really into soups, stews and ‘bowls’ of all kinds (brown rice, bulgur, couscous). There is something so homey about creating a meal that blends together a melange of ingredients that … Continue reading

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Cast Iron Skillet-Seared Cod with Mushrooms

I miss peaches and blackberries this time of year. But, I’m becoming more aware of eating with the seasons. So, rather than succumbing to ridiculously-priced produce that’s been shipped to the city from lands far, far away, I’m eating what’s … Continue reading

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Our Handmade Wedding: Hooray for Small Vendors/Producers

We got married more than a month ago now. It’s hard to believe that after nine months of planning every single little detail, September 12th came with a roar (the roar of thunder that is) and left faster than I … Continue reading

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Poke: Squeezing the Last Bits of Summer

Every year, when the first rainstorm hits the Bay Area, the city seems to fall to pieces. The trains run behind schedule, traffic is at a standstill, huge puddles form in every sidewalk crevice, trees start falling, people work from … Continue reading

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Stuffed Poblano Peppers: Finding The Spicy

We’re kind of back to our regularly-scheduled programming. Kind of, because this Friday, you will get a taste of what went down on September 12th at our wedding. I’m really excited about the post because I’ll be sharing with you … Continue reading

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eating/Salta and Tilcara: Part 3 of 3

I’ve saved the best for last. We loved Buenos Aires and Mendoza, but we LOVED Salta and the surrounding regions. From the moment we stepped off our double decker AndesMar bus (on which we spent 17 hours watching ridiculous straight-to-DVD … Continue reading

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