over the weekend

We’ve spent the past two weekends with our families in Sacramento. We’ve been doing some cooking, and now that I look back on it, we’ve pretty darn busy doing lots of other things as well. I’ve got a few recipes and a lot of stories to share.

We went to a Strawberry Festival hosted by our CSA farm, Eatwell Farm. We picked an entire flat of berries and ate ourselves sick on perfect strawberries.

We gave a demonstration about seasonal and local cooking at El Dorado Nursery and Garden. We wrote recipes, shopped, cooked everything outside and impressed our small audience. If you’d like to download our mini-cookbook from the event click here.

Willow had an accident and worried her parents sick. Thankfully, she has recovered and is her happy, silly self again.

My little brother Dallas graduated from high school! We are so proud! Jordan cooked a gigantic asian fusion feast. I failed at fried rice, but succeeded in making a turtle cheesecake with homemade caramel. Recipe to come!

We enjoyed the sporadic good weather, lounging by the pool, walking and reading outside. Willow especially enjoyed this aspect of her suburban vacation.

My mom, sister and I had a girls’ day, complete with Mexican food, antiquing in Old Folsom and a brand new pair of roller skates.

We ate Jordan’s Dad’s awesome BBQ ribs! I love, love, love BBQ! Jordan made a salad with an amazing buttermilk dressing. Recipe to come soon!

We visited with old friends and caught up and made summer plans.

Now we’re back home in San Francisco for a while and there’s plenty of cooking to be done. We’re hungry and hope you are too!



over the (long) weekend

Lots and lots of cooking, eating and drinking this weekend. I even took Monday off to prolong the festivities … Jordan is on Spring Break after all. We’ll delve into the details over the next few days, but here is a sneak peak. Yep, this is another photo-procrastination post!

Ribs and biscuits

Homemade bread

Brunch with the neighbors

Anchor Brewery Tour

Wow, we eat a lot of carbs.


Randomness San Francisco

over the weekend

We …

… enjoyed the company of Noah and Ayla. And feasted.

And lost power for about 12 hours.

And so we slept in.

And ate lunch at Dolores Park. And fell in love again with our beautiful city. I mean, look at her!

And tried out three new recipes! Coming soon!

And lounged in the spot of sunlight trickling into our apartment. (How beautiful is this photo that Jordan took? I absolutely love it)

I hope you all had a beautiful long weekend.



over the weekend

To be honest, we didn’t cook much over the weekend. We spent most of our time walking, laying around in public parks, drinking cocktails and playing cribbage. It was pretty fabulous. (Although I have a super-secret recipe in the works that most likely will change my life. I did want to make this super-secret recipe over the weekend, but the life-changing will have to wait).

Here are a few photos and beverage recipes.

Classic Gin Martini, Jordan’s cocktail of choice

2.5 oz gin

0.5 oz dry vermouth

Chill glass, stir over ice for 30 seconds, strain into glass, add olive. Jordan says this is more complicated than it sounds, and he is right. It takes finesse to make a good martini.

Pamplemousse, my new favorite, inspired by Orangette

1 oz Aperol

2 oz white wine

2 oz grapefruit juice, about 1/2 grapefruit

Stir together with ice, strain into a cocktail glass and enjoy a citrusy, herby, slightly bitter, very enjoyable drink. Even Willow was tempted!