Photo Friday!

Okay, y’all, (did I just say “y’all”? Who am I?) I missed last week’s Photo Friday (and this week’s What I’m Reading Wednesday), so these pictures are actually from last week. I’m a terrible blogger, I know. Anyway, here’s what happened: there was a birthday barbeque and dinner that I photographed the food from. Here are the highlights (in no particular order):

The tart I decorated: cherries, figs, and apricots, all from the farmer’s market.

The tart Mike decorated with blueberries, strawberries, and figs from the farmer’s market. This one also had black pepper in the pastry cream (the other one was vanilla) but I am not sure you tasted it.

Ceviche at State Bird Provisions. This is where we had dinner. More on that later. This was a highlight for us because it was the first time any of us had this dish. It was, well, meaty and the bread was nice and buttery.

State Bird Provisions menu. Just an idea of what they served there that night. In addition to the menu items, they bring around trays or carts of food, dim sum style (or so I am told; I have not been to a dim sum restaurant, but now I need to go) and you pick what you want.

Did you know that quail is the California state bird? Neither did we. This was as crunchy and tasty as it looks, which is to say, very.

Tomatoes at the farmer’s market. These we bought and used in the food at the barbeque.

So that’s the highlights food-wise last week. Again, sorry I am such a terrible blogger and can’t even keep up with weekly posts. I will try to get back on track for next week.

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