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Photo Essay: Meals on Wheels San Francisco Star Chefs and Vintners Gala 2013, part two: behind the scenes and three course meal
Last Thursday for my Photo Essay, I featured appetizers, nibbly bites and wine from the spectacular Meals on Wheels Star Chefs and Vintners Gala. Of course, the appetizers were only just the beginning (as appetizers are) of the Gala. A quick sneak behind the curtains to see the 40+ chefs (and their
Chocolate Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream, Sprinkles and a Cherry on Top
I kind of internally groaned when I received the text. Actually, according to AJ, I may have groaned out loud. The offending text: “I hope it’s a cupcake with a cherry on top!” was transcribed from a conversation that my niece Sydney had with my sister-in-law. Last month AJ and I babysat them and
Photo Essay: Meals on Wheels San Francisco Star Chefs and Vintners Gala 2013, part one: the appetizers
Every year in the spring, I marvel at the San Francisco Meals On Wheels organization as well as Nancy Oakes, owner of Boulevard and Prospect and chair of the annual Meals on Wheels black tie fundraiser Star Chefs and Vintners Gala. I can’t imagine the logistics of having to get all those chefs and
Gluten Free Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies with Hazelnuts and Dried Strawberries
“Wait. Are those the cookies that I can’t stop eating?” asked AJ as I put a second batch in the oven. I had baked Gluten Free Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies with Hazelnuts and Dried Strawberries a few days ago right after my friend Shauna of the fabulous Gluten Free Girl and the Chef had pinged ...
The San Francisco Food Blogger Bake Sale!
So this coming Saturday, May 4th will be the San Francisco Food Blogger Bake Sale! The bake sale will be hosted by myself, Ariel of Cake Sharing and Sabrina of The Tomato Tart. There’ll be awesome treats to purchase, with 100% of the proceeds going to Share our Strength, an organization that is ...
Strawberry Lemon Shortcake
The lamb ribs were marinating in a glass bowl when we walked into the kitchen and warmth radiated from both the convection oven and the woman standing behind the kitchen island. Suzanne, the cook, immediately started apologizing for the mess in the kitchen, while her husband Ray began serving up ...
Photo Essay: Watts Towers, L.A. California
It’s not necessarily in the best part of Los Angeles, but the Watts Towers are a man-made wonder to behold. Built by Sabato “Simon” Rodia, over the course of 33 years, the site towers over the neighborhood, with 17 interconnecting structures with the tallests reaching nearly 100 feet. Rodia, an ...
Pregnancy Cookies (otherwise known as Super Manly Spring Training Cookies)
“I’ve decided to call these Super Manly Spring Training Cookies, because when I called them Pregnancy Cookies, Scott wouldn’t eat them” said my currently pregnant friend Rita. She had stumbled upon a recipe for “pregnancy cookies” while searching for something else and decided to make them for a ...
Photo Essay: OstrichLand in Solvang California
Driving down E. Highway 246, on my way to Solvang, CA, I casually glanced over to my right, my mind drifting and thinking of the aebleskivers that I will soon be enjoying, when I noticed large oddly shaped animals roaming the landscape. They looked almost like ostriches but I dismissed the idea ...
Hummus, Gay Carrots and the Best Speech of the Night
As I was led back to the VIP green room, behind the imposing black curtains that kept the riff raff out, the first person I saw immediately made eye contact with me. He glanced down to my hands, which tightly clutched the gold gilded black folder that housed my award certificate, smiled gently and