July 31, 2012 § Leave a comment
This weekend I went into the city for the return of the SF Underground Market. It was quite packed, wall to wall people. Everywhere you turn there was delicious food being cooked and samples being handed out and the aroma…I’m like 95% sure that the Underground Market is what heaven smells like. Holy cow.
Anyway, I went more for business than for pleasure. I wanted to scope out the scene, doing a bit of research for a project that I am working on. I did manage to come away with a jar of cherry pickles from The Uncommon Pickle. I quite enjoyed them. I think next time I am going to go for a jar of pickled carrots. I’m already planning on going again for the next market and bringing/meeting friends there.
June 18, 2012 § Leave a comment
I hope you all had a restful weekend. I spent a good part of Father’s Day making Maple Pecan Pies for my father and my grandfathers. Why buy a card when butter and sugar can say “I love you” so much better?
This week is shaping up to be quite busy. I’m hoping I can squeeze in a trip to Berkeley during the week, but I suppose we will just have to see what the week will bring.
June 11, 2012 § Leave a comment
May 17, 2012 § Leave a comment
Well, it is officially official, I’m back in California! I arrived late Saturday night to surprise my mother for Mother’s Day (totally worked). Now I’m in the process of getting resettled. I’m glad to be home, but the whole process of moving/settling is always a bit stressful. There are so many things that have to be decided and planned for while getting acclimated to my new/old surroundings. New York and northern California are two very different places with very different cultures. I wouldn’t call myself a New Yorker, I never earned that title, but I did get used to a certain way of doing things. While I still consider myself to be a delightful and pleasant human being I am a bit…gruffer than I used to be. It’ll take me a minute to remember how to live in California again.
In the meantime I will do my best to remain positive and relieve stress through baking, like I always do. The other night I made delicious S’More Brownies and, the day before that, Peanut Butter, Banana, and Chocolate Chip muffins. It was a bit of an experiment with one of my favorite banana muffin recipes. They turned out beautifully. I think next I will experiment with some kind of pie while trying to perfect my impression of Keri Russel in Waitress, complete a with southern accent and a pillow under my dress (” Dear damn baby…” ). If that doesn’t rid me of all of my stress, I don’t know what will. I’ll keep you posted.
All photographs were taken by me.