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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