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Oustanding in the Field – Secret Sea Cove 2014


My favorite Outstanding in the Field to attend is the Secret Sea Cove dinner. It’s a popular one. You have to be on it to get tickets and I was…right when they went on sale! The food is awesome of … Continue reading

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Pabu – San Francisco, CA


I usually write all the content on FoodPorn but my husband wrote up a post about Pabu and I’m just going to steal it. I couldn’t say it better. (I edited it slightly to make it work on the site … Continue reading

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Coi – San Francisco, CA


We had our 15th wedding anniversary this year. Our 20th first date anniversary is on the same day….awwwwww! On our actually anniversary we were in Montana not-camping with our son (we got thunderstormed out of our camping adventure). But I … Continue reading

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Granola that Rivals Blue Bottle


My husband and son both agree that Blue Bottle’s granola is the best anywhere. I don’t like granola, I’ll have to believe them. It’s become my challenge to make granola that is as good though. It’s always interesting to try … Continue reading

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At-Home Chef Camp


My 9-year-old son had a week after school was out that he didn’t have any sort of camp. It was the week immediately following school so we didn’t want to have to set an alarm or be anywhere specific any … Continue reading

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My Baby is 15!!


Fifteen years ago today, spawned from a conversation with housemates over some really good food, was born. The concept took a little time to work out but we registered the domain on that day. We came up with categories … Continue reading

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Cod Cakes and Caesar Salad

Cod Cakes

I’m touching on old favorites this week it seems. When I go back to my old recipes though, I’ve updated them or at least made them a little prettier! Serves 2 1 lb Lingcod (it’s blue!!) Trim two nice little … Continue reading

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Salmon and Soba in Dashi v2.0

Salmon and Soba

I’ve been making this dish for a while but sometimes I tweak it just a tad. This time I added some crispy salmon skin and I don’t know why I didn’t always do that! It’s salmon season here in the … Continue reading

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Kaito – Capitola, CA

Kaito Shoyu Ramen

I am a noodle whore. A noodle addict. I love noodles. In any form, but especially from the general Asian part of the world and floating in pork-based broth. Ramen makes me so happy. For my 40th birthday, we waited … Continue reading

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Kin Khao – San Francisco


I’ve been wanting to go to Kin Khao since it opened in February. I’m a big fan of Pim’s cooking, I’ve been lucky enough to get some samples in classes I’ve taken from her. I knew this would be a … Continue reading

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My Cocktail Needs a Name


I just made this and it’s yummy. 2 oz vodka 1/2 oz lemon juice 1/2 oz lemon verbena-infused simple syrup 5 dashes grapefruit bitters Shake well with ice. What’s it called?!

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Grapefruit Salsa

We had skirt steak…and we had lard. Instantly my mind went to grilling the skirt steak and making flour tortillas. We had all the ingredients for that. What we didn’t have was anything to go *on* the tacos. I forged … Continue reading

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Vietnamese Hand Rolls

A couple of weeks ago I was going through my freezer inventory (I finally wrote up a list and keep a clipboard on the chest freezer!) and picked out a whole rockfish to thaw. I pulled out my neighbor, Andrea … Continue reading

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Assembly – Santa Cruz

Braised Beef

1108 Pacific Ave Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (831) 824-6100 As soon as it was announced that Assembly was taking reservations, I consulted our calendar and booked. I figured on a Wednesday night, it would be a nice break from … Continue reading

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Pacific’s Edge – Carmel, CA – 2014


120 Highlands Dr Carmel, CA 93923 (831) 622-5445 We got a cheap-cheap weekend deal at the Highlands Inn in Carmel and couldn’t pass up staying again. It’s such a beautiful property on my favorite stretch of coastline in the … Continue reading

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