Here at 650Food we're keepin' it local for National Chocolate Day. Looking for a chocolate indulgence made right here in the 650 to celebrate this essential food holiday? We've gotcha covered! (And pssst: most of the treat-makers listed below use locally and regionally produced ingredients to craft their chocolate indulgences.) Chocolate Confections Her Coconess Confections … Continue reading Eat Local: Celebrating National Chocolate Day in the 650
Hit the Road!
It's been one of those weeks: delays, fixes, and do-overs. Nail in the tire of my car (amazingly, same time as last year's nail in the tire -- what's up with that?!). Clogged drain. Leaking shower. Browser that keeps screeching to a halt, forcing reboots. You get the idea: one step forward, two steps back. … Continue reading Hit the Road!
Shop Local: Palo Alto Farmers’ Market
The Downtown Farmers' Market in Palo Alto is one of my favorite weekend markets in the 650. It's a small market, but with an abundant selection of local produce and hand-crafted foods. For many years it was my go-to market on Saturday mornings from spring through late fall. During the Gâteau et Ganache years, my … Continue reading Shop Local: Palo Alto Farmers’ Market
Marshmallows and Chocolate, Oh My!
I was feeling a bit nostalgic for Easter treats this week and decided to pull something from the Gâteau et Ganache archives: passion fruit daisy marshmallows. For years I made a spring trio of fruit marshmallows -- strawberry, passion fruit, and lemon -- cut into daisy shapes and finished with a button of dark chocolate … Continue reading Marshmallows and Chocolate, Oh My!