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
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
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
How do you decide where to eat when you're on vacation in a new locale? Deep research via the interwebs? Friends' recommendations? Advice from the concierge or innkeeper at your place of lodging? For many of us, what and where we eat while traveling becomes part of the story. We experience a sense of place through … Continue reading #TBT: A Walking Food Tour of San Luis Obispo
I'd been harboring summer road trip fantasies for years. Nothing crazy, mind you -- no cross-country, hit-every-state, live-out-of-an-RV trip for me. Nope, I just wanted to see more of the Golden State, at a leisurely pace. I'd go easy on the packing (shorts, sandals, cute tops -- it is summer, after all), pop open the … Continue reading #TBT: Central Coast Food Tour, Going SLO
It's a fine line between the end of summer and beginning of fall here in the 650. Our warm, sunny days might continue right up until Thanksgiving, making you wonder how the holidays came up so quickly. The clues are there: leaves turning from bright green to brown and vibrant red (but slowly, not all … Continue reading Weekend Recipe: Seasonal Salad of Greens, Fruit, and Goat Cheese