Three Cheese Grits and Shrimp

I’ve never been a fan of grits until I visited my future mother-in-law who made me cheese grits and shrimp in Nashville, Tennessee.  I fell in love.  So I figured if I’m going to marry a southern man, I might as well learn to cook a few southern recipes.  Luckily, my southern man likes to … Continue reading »

Healthy Turkey Pasta

We had ground turkey in the fridge that needed to be eaten.  So we figured…PASTA!  This meant that store bought sauce would not do.  So we made a simple homemade sauce to go with our turkey because we don’t likes preservatives.  I surfed the web to find a recipe a new recipe.  When I found “the” … Continue reading »

How to Peel a Kiwi-Cool Trick

I just found this awesome trick on peeling a kiwi.  You may be asking why?  Because kiwi’s are incredibably frustring to peel and I happen to find this awesome beyond amazing trick that makes them so simple!  You’ll just love it as much as I did.  I promise! It’s so simple and clever! Two things … Continue reading »

The City of Country Music, Nashville

Nashville is one of my favorite cities.  It has great people, great food and of course great music.  I don’t think it gets any better than that.  The draw back is that it gets REALLY hot and humid in the summer.  This is something that my San Francisco self can’t handle for long periods of … Continue reading »

The Windy City Exposed

I’ve never been to Chicago except for the random layover at the airport and I have to say that it is not a bad place to hangout.   Except for the humidity, I quite enjoyed Chicago and can’t wait for another chance to visit.  The food was extraordinary, the people were friendly and the architecture was beautiful. … Continue reading »

Café Castagna a french delight

What a great find!  This place was a true gem.  I always wanted to try this place but never had.  Then last night that all changed.  My fiancé and I had planned to go to our favorite place for dinner, Pacific Catch but something just made us want to try Café Castagna.  There was no … Continue reading »

Sonoma Weekend Away

One of the best parts of living in San Francisco is that just a short car ride away, Sonoma Valley awaits you with open arms.  This laid back valley is pure ecstasy to those wine connoisseurs or just heaven to wine newbies.  Either way, with great wine comes amazing cuisine.  Some of the best restaurants in … Continue reading »

Gombei

This is one of my favorite places to eat when I visit Menlo Park, California.  It’s a true gem of the area and 100% delicious.  It’s always pack full of devoted fans that have been coming in for years.  It’s a town favorite if you asked most people.  I’ve never known of a person who … Continue reading »

The 36th Annual Union Street Festival

Union Street Festival is one of my favorite events in San Francisco.  Held in the Cow Hollow district between Gough and Steiner, this free event showcases art, food, culture, and fun.  This year, I choose to take my camera and document the event by capturing some of the booths, food and of course animals.  No … Continue reading »

Pacific Catch………again

You must think that I’m obsessed with Pacific Catch but it’s just so good.  I just wanted to share my latest meal.  It’s not my usual but definitely something I would order again.  Except this time, I think I would order brown rice instead of white. Pan-Asian Rice Bowls: Japanese Wasabi with Hawaiian Poke Wakame salad, avocado, daikon sprouts, … Continue reading »

Homemade Blueberry Muffins…Paula Deen style

My fiancé was craving blueberry muffins all week, so in our weekly coop delivery we made sure to add blueberries to our order.  While researching recipes, I suspected that the queen of butter may just have the best one, Mrs. Paul Deen.  With some slight modifications such as using slim milk rather than whole milk, I’m … Continue reading »

Delarosa…Again

If you’ve read the top 10 places in SF in my blog, you’ll know that Delarosa is on that list.  It’s one of my all time favorites.  I could eat there weekly!   The interior of Delarosa…simple but comfortable.   The wall of beer…yum.   My absolutely favorite salad of all time: Carpaccio of sliced … Continue reading »

Bistro Unique

  If you looking for a traditional french bistro, this is the place for you.  I literally felt like I was eating in France.  The food is amazing, the atmosphere inviting and the servers extremely friendly and helpful.  I went here with my fiancé and friends for the first time and we were blown away. … Continue reading »

Blue Light

Blue Light off of Union Street has a special place in my heart.  It was here that I met my fiancé through mutual friends.  It later on became a favorite place to hang out after softball games since the bar sponsors his team.  Many fun memories have blossomed at Blue Light which is why I felt like … Continue reading »

Dining at the Mall

When do you ever think of gourmet and food court together? The answer is NEVER.  Well, Westfield Shopping Center in San Francisco has done it.  I guess it only makes sense considering that this “mall” is full of super high end retail stores such as: Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Bloomingdales, Herve Leger and many … Continue reading »

Dallas Weekend

They say, “Everything is bigger in Texas!”  Well, that’s certainly true in Dallas.  I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of food and drinks! So let me share my experience. First stop: Company Cafe                     This place was great. We sat outside under the stars.  There were a … Continue reading »

Cafe Borrone

Cafe Borrone a simple place with grace and style.  I love this place.  I’ve been going here for a meal, a drink or a Mexican hot chocolate since high school.  Obviously, the drink wasn’t until I was 21 but this place won’t let you down.  Compared to the foggy city of San Francisco, it seems … Continue reading »

Mushroom Soup

This is soup for a true mushroom lover.  If you enjoy mushrooms but don’t really love them, this isn’t the recipe for you! I say this because I loved the soup but my fiancé was not a fan.  He would have wanted more of a Cream of Mushroom Soup.  Alas, I did not make a … Continue reading »

Roasted Carrot + Cauliflower Soup

Inspired by Bin38 Carrot Soup, I decided to make my own adaption of this delicious soup.  I’m so happy I did because it turned out better than expected.  It’s actually pretty easy to make and oh so good. Garnished with Sautéed Mushrooms Ingredients:  7 medium carrots, peeled 1.5/2 cups of cauliflower florets 1 medium onion, chopped … Continue reading »

Bin38

Bin38 is one of my favorite go to places in the city.  It is a restaurant + wine bar seamlessly put together into one.  I’m always blown away with the selections of beers, wines and champagnes.  I’m a bit of picky or some would say wine snob and I’ve never been disappointed with any of my drink selections. The … Continue reading »

Easy Turkey Chili

This is a simple recipe that anyone can make and not mess up.  The reason being is because you can make it your own.  You do not have to follow the recipe to an exact tee.  Truth be told, I usually take a recipe and make it my own by seeing what’s in my pantry. … Continue reading »

Pizza for Brunch

Sunday=Brunch  One of my favorite places for a unique brunch experience is Rose’s Cafe in the Marina.  This staple neighborhood bistro-café  offers local organic produce, fresh seafood and humanely raised meats and poultry.  What makes Rose’s unlike any normal brunch spot are their breakfast pizza’s.  My absolute favorite is the Smoked Salmon Pizza with Crème … Continue reading »

Cinco de Mayo Burrito

It’s Cinco de Mayo and what do you have to eat… Mexican Food!  The best mexican food to-go comes from one place in the city, outside of the Mission District, Los Hermanos. I always get the same thing.  I know that’s bad but it’s just too good.  It’s a Wet Super Chicken Burrito.  It includes: … Continue reading »