Photo Friday!

After watching the play/musical Sweeny Todd, we decided to make meat pie for dinner! This one included ground lamb, carrots, mushrooms, and fresh corn and a homemade crust. It was good that night, and even better for lunch the next day.

We tasted some Sake at Corkage (in San Francisco). We also ate their fried chicken, duck pate (not shown), oysters, and other yummy stuff. We bought a bottle of our favorite that night, and now we just need a recipe (or two) to eat with it. Anyone have any ideas?

This biscotti recipe was found on David Lebovitz‘s blog recently. I like the texture the cornmeal adds to the biscotti. (More on that later! I know I’ve been saying that a lot, but I really mean sooner rather than later this time!)

And that wraps up another Photo Friday! series. I bought a new camera so I am really looking forward to showing the results in next week’s post!

Foodie Pen Pal Reveal July

This month I received a package from Cindy ; I sent a box of goodies to Shannon.

The foodie pen pal system was set up by Lindsay of The Lean Green Bean.

Here’s what I got from Cindy:

Some really tasty, addictive Pretzel Crisps (deli style, with sesame seeds and poppy seeds), Cashew Crunch, a Kind bar, which were sticky but good. I liked that she sent some dish towels along with the goodies. Also, being from San Francisco, I have had (but can’t get enough) Ghiradelli chocolates. I haven’t tried the Vanilla Chai yet, but I am sure it is great. Thanks, Cindy!

As always, looking forward to next month’s goodies! I can’t believe it’s August already!

What I’m Reading Wednesday

This week, I am reading about “How To Grocery Shop Like A Pro“, on the Thought Catalog. They have funny blog posts everyday, and are one of those “how did you know what I was thinking?” sites. I like just about everything on there. My blogger friend, Annelies, writes poems on her blog sometimes; this week she wrote about a “rocky road“. Jessica, from How Sweet It Is, writes great/funny posts on her blog; it’s one of my favorites. I realize I have posted about these blogs before, but they are too good; I have to share them again. One blog that I have not mentioned here before, but has been all over the Internet lately, is one called Never Seconds. It is written by a nine-year-old girl, who calls herself VEG, and writes about the school meals she has. It is a cute blog and she has a charity that she donates to that helps feed kids that don’t get a regular school lunch. So inspiring, especially coming from someone so young. (Right now she is on holiday, but the posts are being written by guest bloggers.) That’s what I am reading this week! I really need to spend some time catching up and getting my Google Reader down to less than 100 posts! Does everyone else have this issue? Never caught up on what is in your rss feed? Also, for more about what I’m into, follow me on Pinterest or Twitter!

Photo Friday!

Since I missed this past Wednesday’s What I’m Reading, I am going to add that to the end of this week’s Photo Friday! post. I’ll be back on track next week; sorry!

So, I am getting better at remembering to take pictures; however, I am bad at remembering to take my camera with me everywhere, so I had to take all photos with my phone this week. Therefore, you’ll have to bear with my unedited, poor quality pictures this week.

First up, a blurry picture from trivia on Tuesday night. If you live in SF and want to join our team, we are scouting for members, especially those that know sports and pop culture/movie/music trivia. :)

I was going to take more than one picture of that night, but got caught up in the game and drinking (duh!) and forgot!

So, the next few pics are all from last night, at the Underground Market at Public Works. (Should I really be sharing this in a public space?!)

First thing I ate all night: Biscuit Bender’s with their cheddar gravy. YUM!

The picture really does not do it justice. These were mighty biscuits! They also have sweet options and American Eatery (part of Prather Ranch Meat Co.) in the Ferry Building uses their biscuits for breakfast items on their menu.

Next, a photo of the band Izzy Wise, who rocked out last night. The girl was playing the clarinet and the guy, Izzy, was playing a few different (and strange) instruments.

 

Next up, the truffles I bought from Casa De Chocolates in Berkeley. They are dark chocolate with cocoa powder. Sweet and delicious, but a bit messy from the cocoa powder.

The view from above…they are making mac n’ cheese from Homeroom and cheese plates from Mission Cheese. Mmm….cheese!

The next photo is my view of the crowd last night from my spot upstairs. It was totally packed! Lines for food were bending around corners and up stairs! Crazy!

And…that’s all for the photos of this week! Now, for What I’m Reading!

  1. Blog posts about cookies: peanut butter drizzled chewy milk chocolate chunk, & coconut oatmeal chocolate chip, to be exact.
  2. Recipes with blueberries: lemon blueberry poppy-seed muffins and a grain-free blueberry tart.
  3. A poem about Boysenberry and Plum Cobbler
  4. and, to round it all out, because pies are round (worst pun ever!): Chocolate Espresso Ganache Pie

What I’m Reading Wednesday

This week, I bring you the list of blogs I read that are written by people living in a different country. Just because they might write their recipes with grams instead of ounces and degrees Celsius instead of degrees Fahrenheit, does not mean that these blogs are to be put to shame, but instead, they are to be put in the spotlight. These are also just some of the greatest blogs out there, found on many “best of” lists and in the media and linked to across the Internets.

  1. David Lebovitz. He writes from Paris, about food and everything you might be able to find/be interested to find in Paris.
  2. Eatshowandtell. This is a blog written by five friends in Sydney. They write about the restaurants they visit, and of course, about food.
  3. Like A Strawberry Milk. Fanny is from London and writes about desserts and other sweet things in life.
  4. Baking Obsession. This is another baking blog (as if you didn’t get that from the title). Vera writes from British Colombia.
  5. Jumbo Empanadas. This blogger lives in Toronto, Canada. Another food/travel blog.

I hope you enjoy these international blogs as much (or more!) as I do! Happy reading!