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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market bounty.

It’s a rare thing when Jules and I get up early on a Saturday, but when we do, we always do something fun like exploring a part of the city that we’ve never been to.  I’ve lived in San Francisco for 12 years, and I’d never been to the Alemany Farmers Market, which is located […]

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to market, to market: scenes from the sf ferry building.

One of my favorite things to do in the entire world is to head to one of our great outdoor markets.  Farmer’s Markets are a commonplace thing in Europe, where the refrigerator units are small, necessitating daily shopping. Here in San Francisco, we have a plethora of supermarkets that stock good produce year round so the […]

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a day at domaine carneros.

Domaine Carneros exterior I’ve been trying to convince Jules to move us to France.  Aside from the many obvious reasons – the cheese, the wine, and also,hello, it’s FRANCE, I think I would like to experience living abroad at least once in my life and perhaps one day return to the US a much more […]

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moody san francisco

Oh San Francisco, how I adore/despise your moody, unpredictable weather.  I never know how to dress on days like these…the sun is deceptively chilly, and the gray skies are too warm for sweaters and coats.  Is it crazy that I am looking forward to a temperature drop?

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santa cruzin’, part deux.

La Selva Beach! I have decided that one of my favorite places on the planet is Santa Cruz.  Not just the boardwalk area (which I love during the summery months), but every part of Santa Cruz County, including the winding back roads and mountainous terrain.  Why?  Because it’s just freaking BEAUTIFUL.  Note:  I have never […]

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california dreamin’ in santa cruz

After months of patiently biding my time while the BF worked on his weekend project with the guys (which finally ended first weekend of August), I practically begged Jules for an out-of-town day trip for just the two of us.  He required little to no convincing and we ended up having a fantastically wonderful day […]

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