A Day At The Market

March 7, 2010

Yesterday, the sun graced us with her presence, and locals took the opportunity to stow their umbrellas and enjoy a day outside.  No where in San Francisco is a better gathering place on a Saturday than at the Ferry Building Farmer’s Market, basking in rare rays of sunlight and awash in the cool breeze from [...]

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A Month of Vegan

March 2, 2010

For the next 21 days, my lovely wife will be conducting an exciting lifestyle experiment. For these first 3 weeks of March, she will be eating a completely vegan diet, exploring the many challenges and benefits of eating completely animal free. To be fair, I will be participating in this experiment when we eat at [...]

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European Vacation: Paris

February 19, 2010

Ah, Paris. What can I say about you that hasn’t been said a thousand times before. Your beautiful lights, your deep and colorful history, your passionate people, and your food. Oh, your food.  There is no city in the world that celebrates food the way Paris does.  Our time in Paris was far too short, [...]

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European Vacation: Bruges

February 4, 2010

Our next stop was the beautiful medieval town of Bruges in Belgium, a favorite holiday retreat for many Europeans who come for the Christmas markets and, of course, the chocolate. The only reason we knew about this delightful little town was because of the film, In Bruges, starring Colin Farrell and Bredan Gleeson. Even though [...]

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European Vacation: London

January 20, 2010

It’s been a few weeks now since our plane touched back down in San Francisco, and the experience of our amazing four week trip to Europe has begun to fade into memory as we adjust back to normal life.  It’s hard to adequately express just how incredible this trip was, and what it meant to [...]

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Away We Go

December 5, 2009

Tonight we are packing our bags.  We have spent the last few months gathering warm clothes, water-proof shoes, scarves, knit hats and every last little thing we are going to need for our trip.  Where are we going, you ask?  We are going to be spending December in Europe, starting in London, then to Bruges, [...]

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Giving Thanks

November 28, 2009

It is not often that we get to spend Thanksgiving with my family out in the Valley. We typically opt for the bigger Christmas holiday to make that trip and plan our huge family holiday meal. This year, the missus and I will be abroad for Christmas (more on that later) and wanted to spend [...]

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Persimmon Bread

November 25, 2009

With all of the Foodbuzz blogger festivities behind us, it is due time for some actual food, don’t you think? I am sure all of the coverage of the blogger festival by myself and the multitude of other foodies has been more than enough to make you jealous, and maybe even gotten you thinking about [...]

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Foodbuzz Blogger Festival, Day 2 & Farewell Brunch

November 9, 2009

Saturday morning, with the sun shining brightly over The City, our army of food bloggers descended on the Hotel Vitale and Ferry Building Farmers Market, Foodbuzz name badges securely hung from our necks. To start the morning, a small group of us sat down for a discussion on sustainable farming with chef Paul Arenstam of [...]

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Foodbuzz Blogger Festival, Day 1

November 7, 2009

What a weekend. Friday kicked off the 1st Annual Foodbuzz Blogger Festival, an event for all of us food-crazy bloggers to get together and share amazing food, drink, and conversation. Over 200 food bloggers came to town this weekend from across the country and even around the world to enjoy our fair city. Luckily, Lady [...]

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