This line from the musical "Carousel" has been running through my head all day. As I was trying to decide between several topics for today's post, it occurred to me that March has been a packed month, food-wise! From the arrival of spring fruits and vegetables in the markets, to local (and not-so-local) field trips, … Continue reading March Went Out Like a Lion
For the past month or so, new dietary guidelines from Brazil have been making food news here in the US. Marion Nestle's blog, Food Politics, lists the ten easy-to-understand guidelines proposed by the Brazilian government. There are no pyramids, no squares, no "this many servings," just common-sense advice for eating well and mindfully. Fresh food, … Continue reading Eat the Brazilian Way
Here I was thinking that I'd have to tuck this post away for a rainy day. Well, I'd like to thank Mother Nature for her excellent timing! As a followup to last week's post, Inspired: Food Waste, I'm sharing my version of Spring Vegetable Broth. Oh, I know what you're thinking: "uh, Anni, it's so much … Continue reading Spring Vegetable Broth
Lure+Till brings farm-to-table dining with a hip Mission vibe to downtown Palo Alto. Open just a week, the place has already been packed every night -- and with good reason. Centrally located on the corner of Hamilton and Emerson (across from Peninsula Creamery), the restaurant/bar space is warm but not overdone: dark wood tables, comfy … Continue reading Eat Local: Lure+Till in Palo Alto
This first Saturday of spring brought a perfect morning for visiting the College of San Mateo (CSM) Farmers' Market: sunny, clear blue skies, and just a touch of coolness in the air that you know will make way for a pleasantly warm day later. Bliss! This kind of day is one of the reasons I'm … Continue reading Shop Local: San Mateo Farmers’ Market
A decade ago, you'd be hard-pressed to find macarons in the Bay Area, let alone in the 650. If you mentioned macarons to most people, they'd think you meant a macaroon -- the coconut cookie popular at Passover -- or that you were trying to be fancy when what you should have said was "French … Continue reading Have You Had Your Macaron Today?
Since starting this blog I've been writing about the CSA boxes that arrive on my doorstep twice a month, along with the various market-basket projects I've been pursuing with them. It's been a Christmas-morning, present-opening palooza of soups, salads, side dishes, and pastas -- complete with food porn. What I haven't been sharing with you … Continue reading Inspired: Food Waste