happenings, part 6

Howdy, pardners. It’s linky dinky time again.

Also, aren’t these chanterelle ‘shrooms so dang pretty? I made a fancy dish for newly married Liz & Kevin last weekend, and pickled chanterelles were one of the main dish components. Also a super tasty fresh corn curry sauce. YUM.

  • We’re heading to Portland, Oregon in a couple of weeks to meet up with Jennifer & Jon! Where should we go to eat? I already have a few places in mind, and ice cream is for sure on the list. Also, drinks. Which reminds me – my clothing is so not hipster enough for Portland. I gotta get on that.
  • One day, we’ll get to Hawaii, and when we do, we are totally driving this.
  • Apparently Saveur magazine has a crap-ton of horchata recipes (how do I know? duh. Pinterest.) and I’m digging the classic one and this one.
  • Heidi, all of your recipes look so dang tasty. And I barely even know what a sunchoke is….
  • A couple of weeks ago when Todd was in town, I printed out the Eater SF Big Eat list for 2012, the 100 not-to-miss dishes of this year. Sadly, I have a lot to try. Or gladly? That week alone though, I knocked off the morning bun at Tartine AND the custard french toast at Nopa. And this week? The not necessarily the 3-course prix fixe at Cotagna, but a mighty fine meal nonetheless. Delish.
  • Last week, we FINALLY booked our vacation trip. This is where we’re going this year, and I am waaaay excited. Tips and recommendations are welcome. Don’t be shy.
  • The photo above? The Sutro Baths at Lands’ End. I’m in the process, albeit very slowly, of making a San Francisco travel page, and this is for sure going there. We tried to catch the full moon, but couldn’t push through to 11 pm. We settled instead for dinner and a sunset. Woh woh.
  • The photo below? Lamb Jam 2012. We went last year when Brad was in town, and this year with Todd. Both were awesome. I ate a. lot. of. lamb.
  • Oh, and do you Instagram? I need to follow more folks, so share your ‘handle’ if you do. Mine, no surprise, is chiknpastry. Duh.

 

happenings, part 4

  • Excited about all of these campsites. There are just not enough weekends in my year anymore!
  • If Chris ever gives in to a hot air balloon ride, this is where I’d want it to be.
  • My newest album excitement. Can’t wait to see them in the flesh next weekend!
  • Fun with corks. I kinda like the backsplash idea, but trivets seem much easier.
  • We are heading to Hilton Head Island, SC this weekend for fun with family. There will hopefully be some beach lounging in between the kiddo time, and I’m looking forward to dinner here one night. YUM.
  • Speaking of restaurants, I’m hitting this up next week for San Francisco’s Dine About Town. Finally, I get to take advantage of SF’s version of Restaurant Week.
  • Need some berry-pickin’ suggestions in the Bay Area? Try this link.
  • Love the idea of a walnut-date smoothie. Now I just need a morning to make them!
  • Turntable Kitchen likes the new Fiona Apple album so far. I am ultra curious about it myself.
  • Tara reminded me how much I adore romesco sauce. And since it’s zucchini time, I can get this recipe for zucchini fries + romesco sauce outta the vault.
  • If I ever get my hands on a bunch o’ strawberries, you best believe these biscuits will be made in a flash.
  • I did this thing to my hair the other day, to get “beach waves” and it was kinda cool. Oh, and have you followed me on Pinterest yet?

That’s all for today, folks. Have a safe and freakishly awesome weekend. And wish me safe travels to the other side!

ps: the top picture are flowers my favorite husband got me last weekend for our 6 year anniversary. isn’t he a doll? they are still alive and kickin’ today, which never happens around here! and the bottom picture is from our bike ride to the beach. we went through Golden Gate Park and back. Both were taken with and uploaded to Instagram. If you use it, you can find me there at @chiknpastry. And if you use it, share your ‘handle’ below – I’d love to follow you, too!