Ultimately, food experiences in 2020 were more about taking joy where I found it, rather than seeking the newest, hottest, or best-of. Following are my top-five eats of this year.
Wondering what food to toss from your fridge and freezer and what to keep after a power outage? Read on for more info the temperature danger zone and how to know if food is safe to keep.
A look back at the opening night of Nam Vietnamese Brasserie—when dining out was still a thing.
Weather-wise, things have been just a bit too Seattlesque for my taste this spring. Now that we've (hopefully) seen an end to the seemingly endless rainy, grey days, it's time to get outside and enjoy our fine Bay Area weather. May is one of my favorite months in the 650, not only because our usually … Continue reading To Market, To Market
If you live in The 650, then you know that citrus does very well here. Lemons, limes, grapefruits, all kinds of oranges... you see them in front yards, back yards, side yards, and along driveways throughout my neighborhood. The high point for the citrus harvest is usually December through February. However, with the "weird weather" … Continue reading Waste-Less Wednesday: Whole Lemon Bars
A few weeks ago, a travel blogger I know sent me an email. He was planning to put together a round-up of “awesome food bloggers” and wanted to include 650Food (nice, right?), but then he got to the point: “I was going to include you but 650food seems to have cobwebs.” Cobwebs? Things might be a … Continue reading Waste-Less Wednesday: Cleaning Out the Cobwebs
It's been awhile since I've fed my craving for Asian Box, but finding myself in the heart of Palo Alto with a growly belly yesterday, I headed to Town & Country for a fix. Expecting less of a crowd than the out-the-door lunch-time insanity, I was surprised to find the place not only quiet, but closed when … Continue reading Eat Local: Asian Box 2.0
I don't know about you, but I am freezing this winter! (And here's a sobering thought: we're only 10 days into the season, which means El Nino likely has more extremes in store for us.) I keep telling my friends and family on the East Coast that they need to send our weather back. Hard to believe … Continue reading #TBT: Fifth Crow Farm’s Farm Field Day
Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday season in the US this week, and for many of us that means the start of the eating season. Thanksgiving dinners this week will give way to December's holiday parties, cookie exchanges, dinners out, and family gatherings. We'll cook lots, eat lots, and yes, waste lots, too. Who hasn't prepared a holiday … Continue reading Waste-Less Wednesday: Waste Free Kitchen Handbook Review
This is the final of a three-part series covering my food adventures during a roadtrip to California's Central Coast this past summer. Need to catch up? Check out #TBT: Central Coast Food Tour, Going SLO and #TBT: A Walking Food Tour of San Luis Obispo. Generally I don't like to bring my personal stuff to … Continue reading #TBT: SLO to the Coast