Jun 292012
san francisco from afar.

“I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can’t see from the center.” -Kurt Vonnegut These pictures were taken on a hike just outside of San Francisco. It was beautiful! Full moon sneaking up, foggy horizon, and the sun was so big we felt like we could reach out and touch it. Makes me love this place even more than I already do. Happy Friday!

Jun 252012
Blueberry Mojitos

Happy Monday! Oh, how I already miss the weekend. So before I go on about this beautiful and delicious drink, I have some news! I am officially starting invisalign! WOAH. I know, random. I’ve been wanting to do it for a while and have finally sucked it up and started the process. The only thing that worries me is that I have to remove the invisalign trays EVERY time I eat and then go brush my teeth. This is going to be an issue because I snack all the time! Like, every hour. So I will be dramatically changing my daily eating habits and will share my journey on invisalign as things start to happen. I got impressions made earlier this week so in about 6-8 weeks, everything will begin! In the meantime, I just going to snack until I drop! Snack, snack, snack…all day long. Oh, and this is [Continue Reading…]

Jun 222012
davis grad party and taco time!

Last weekend, I drove up to HOT, HOT, HOT Davis, CA to celebrate with 4 of my friends who were graduating. Two of them received their undergraduate degrees and the other two completed their masters programs! I’m so proud of them. Look out, World, here come the grads!!! How amazing is this card that our friend Rachel MADE for the occasion? (Our school has a huge water tower that you can spot from the freeway and UC Davis is known for having a bunch of cows.) Best part? Ohhh, ya know…a taco truck catered the graduation event. WHAT. WHAT. I know, amazing. Fresh tortillas, hot meats, and spicy salsas. Don’t let the sweet looking green salsa fool you either. That “hot” salsa was insanely spicy! And delicious :) We also enjoyed some homebrew and lots of fresh fruit to keep us cool (did I mention it was around 102 degrees [Continue Reading…]

Jun 112012
Blueberries and the Berkeley Farmers Market

As much as I truly love living in San Francisco, it’s nice to get out every once in a while! Last weekend, I spent Saturday at the Berkeley Farmers Market helping out at the Sierra Cascade Blueberry Farm stand. It was so much fun! I learned a ton about blueberries, experienced a farmers market from a vendor’s perspective for the first time, roamed around, and ate blueberries all day (of course). I mean, I don’t think I would even consider any of that work. I also brought home a ton of fresh produce! Double win. The blueberries were amazing. Large and perfectly ripe. When I arrived at the farmers market, I helped Armen (one of the owners of Sierra Cascade/Will‘s mom!) unload the truck and set up the stand. Blueberry heaven I tell ya. Below is a pic of Armen and me at the end of the day. She and [Continue Reading…]

Jun 062012
Sautéed Fava Beans and Shrimp

A friend was nice enough to bring a big bag of fava beans over from his garden one weekend, and I just couldn’t wait to cook them up! (By the way, my friends are so awesome for always bringing me fun ingredients or sending me new recipes. I just had to note that.) Anyway, FAVA BEANS! These tasty things are great and also a very nutrient-rich legume, might I add. Fava Beans are high in fiber and protein as well. So of course I made it a point to add butter to this recipe. And shrimp! This recipe is incredibly simple to make but so tasty. Fava beans are a little more work because you actually have to shell them twice but it’s such a great variation to your everyday meals. Well worth it if you ask me. Plus, you don’t need to get really fancy with fava beans. They [Continue Reading…]

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