Road trips are where friends reveal their true colors. Yet after double-digit hours on the road, thousands of miles traveled, and getting to know my friends on a whole new level, I still adore them thoroughly. I may like them even more than when we started, but, we have decidedly different views on things — particularly when it concerns margaritas.
There is one less bird in Texas because of me. Technically, I wasn’t driving but I feel guilty just the same. While zooming our Mazda rental through the midst of nowhere Texas, there was a sudden flash of yellow and a thud. We wrote it off as a close call until we went to return the car and noticed the looks on the employees’ faces. Turns out a yellow-breasted bird was lodged firmly into the grill of our car and we unwittingly traveled a few days with it there– suffice it to say I was horrified at our new hood ornament.
I simply cannot believe that all 31 days of May have come and gone. Did someone cut the month short? Because it seems like I was just writing last month’s mood board. Mental time lapse aside, the end of the month is upon us and as such I give you my May mood board. This month I logged lots of family time – including Mother’s Day and a family trip for my Dad’s 70th birthday – a fair amount of r&d (revelry and dining), and enough food adventures to skewer on a stick. Here are my favorites:
One of the best part of foodCrafters is that I get to taste hunt for talented artisans and new food finds. In each episode I showcase some of the artisans I’ve long admired as well as some I’ve just discovered, but there’s only so much time so some things never make it on. To share the stories and products of the various food adventurers I meet, I’ve decided to join OpenSky.
There once was a tin of cookies,
Its top was all in blue.
I found them so addictive,
That I ate them through.
So I made my own rendition,
Which are easier to make.
They veer slightly from tradition,
But now they’re here for you to bake…
Continue Reading: Roasty, Toasty, Sweet, and Spice →
San Francisco’s Mission District and I have a love-hate relationship. In the six years I’ve lived in the city, I’ve frequented it for food, fun, and other adventures, yet have always been a bit annoyed by the prevalence of hipsters, hookers, and other hooligans. Recently, I found myself professing my love for the Mission during a culinary walking tour, so it’s decidedly more love than hate. Truth be told the Mission’s a melting pot of flavors, experiences, and adventures that I’ve come to adore. Here are ten places to check out in the Mission (and a map to tens more that I frequent for everything from gifts to good eats).
Get ready for some eating: May 14th is the Great American Bake Sale. Thanks to my fellow bloggers/do-gooder friends, like Gaby Dalkin, the 2nd annual Food Blogger Bake Sale will be in full force tomorrow. For a list of where to head to help us bake a difference, check out this full list of bake…
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I’m not sure where April went. Maybe it’s an affliction of getting older (it was just my birthday after all), but this month seems to have flown by at warp speed. Even so, I managed to get out and about and find plenty of sources of creativity; here are the books, beverages, beats, and butchers that inspired me this month.
Continue Reading: Monthly Mood Board: April 2011 →
1,300 miles. Approximately the distance from LA to Vancouver, 1,300 miles is the average distance food travels to get to our stores. Not only is that absurd, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
Continue Reading: From Root to Range →
This March I embraced the whole Spring renewal theme with with lots of new things: tunes, gardening skills, travel, design and, as always, plenty of food-related fodder.
Continue Reading: Monthly Mood Board: March 2011 →