salmon banh mi wrap

Last weekend, I attended my first Natural Products Expo in Anaheim, also known as Expo West on the West Coast.  I only did three days of it, but it was so amazing and full of fantastic new items – as well as a handful of familiar favorites!  I left the show with three packed shopping […]

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love of travel | sf: mission-bernal “la lengua”

Editor’s note:  I lived in the beautiful city of San Francisco for about 15 years before we headed just a bit north just last year. SF has so many neighborhoods with their own very strong identities, that it’s impossible for me to do my adopted hometown justice with just one or two articles. I’ve decided to […]

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a raw, fresh perspective. {so-cal recap}

Spoiler Alert: There is a recipe for a raw, vegan key lime cheesecake at the end of this post. Now, before you start thinking I went full-on granola hippie since my last post, I have no qualms about cooking with full-fat butter and cream or eating a (very rare) steak. When you’re surrounded by really good […]

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city eats: castagna (marina/cow hollow)

When Jules is actually home by 6pm, I like to take advantage of our evening time together, even if it means we’re going to just walk around our neighborhood.  On one particularly sunny afternoon, we walked from our place down to the Marina and passed by a bright red awning that I don’t remember seeing […]

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beautiful los angeles.

By now you all know how much I love Los Angeles.  It’s my Southern California roots that keep me fiercely loyal to LA and San Diego while San Franciscans love to hate on the lower half of our state.  And yes, while the traffic and triple-digit summer temperatures can be absolutely miserable, the beach, the […]

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santa cruzin’ (part two)

I can never get enough of Santa Cruz – it’s my little micro-vacation spot, because Jules and I can get there in less than 2 hours and pretend we are far far away.  Sometimes I like to spend the majority of our time in SC over near Swift Street, tasting wine and doing a little […]

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a space for pondering: sundays at green gulch (marin county, ca)

When I started this blog, I wanted to talk about so many different things – not just food.  This entry is a departure from my many recipe posts as of late – it’s also part of life here in San Francisco that I’d like to share.  If you had told me 12 years ago I’d […]

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