Archive for July, 2006

Farm Tour: Marin Sun Farms, Part I

Farm Tour: Marin Sun Farms, Part I

| July 10, 2006 | 0 Comments

Anyone who’s been to the Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market is probably familiar with Marin Sun Farms. Located on Point Reyes, Marin Sun Farms is responsible for bringing pasture-raised eggs, grass-finished beef, chicken, and lamb to customers in San Francisco. Dave Evans, the owner of Marin Sun Farms, understands the importance of showing customers where the […]

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NYC: Coney Island!

NYC: Coney Island!

| July 10, 2006 | 5 Comments

There is no question that it’s summer in New York. I am on my yearly trip to see family and friends, eat around town and take my beloved trip to Coney Island. I have been traveling to this antique amusement park since I was too short to go on the rides. Although Coney Island is […]

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Le Quatre Juillet et Tarte aux Pommes

Le Quatre Juillet et Tarte aux Pommes

| July 8, 2006 | 3 Comments

Kendall’s tres clever centerpiece. Someone snagged the bag of peanut m&m’s before I could start snapping… Le Quatre Juillet et Tarte aux Pommes ~ 4th of July and Apple Pie How does one celebrate the 4th of July in France? With hot dogs and hamburgers and apple pie, of course! You don’t think we’d eat […]

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Links Around the Bay

Links Around the Bay

| July 7, 2006 | 0 Comments

Wondering where to watch the World Cup Finals on Sunday? Sam at Becks and Posh has the answer for you, along with an update about Cafe Bastille’s plans for Sunday. Bastille was packed with an audience passionate and excited enough to give the game a thrilling atmosphere. Tea at Tea and Cookies has a great […]

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Period George

Period George

| July 6, 2006 | 2 Comments

Take a random stroll down Clement Street and you’ll smell old time pizzerias, peer into modish boutiques, drool over Cantonese menus, and browse Russian markets. You’ll also churn up a surprise shop or two. One such tree-shaded shop is Period George. Walking into this store that stocks 18th and 19th century culinaria from all over […]

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Take 5 with Steven McCarthy

Take 5 with Steven McCarthy

| July 5, 2006 | 0 Comments

Title: General Manager, Prather Ranch Meat Co.Hometown: Norwell, Massachusetts, here since 1994 Where does Prather Ranch meat come from?Prather Ranch is Northeast of Mount Shasta. We have our own USDA inspected slaughterhouse, packaging facility, everything. We only process Prather Ranch cattle, which is certified humane. It’s a small facility. The beef is dry aged then […]

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Summer & Bay Area Farmers’ Markets

Summer & Bay Area Farmers’ Markets

| July 2, 2006 | 4 Comments

Santa Rosa plums Now that it’s July, we can join the rest of the country and call it summer. The sun shines and shines, cobalt skies shout. Pale legs are emancipated; dogs lope across beaches and parks. Fruit of all stripes and colors arrives fast and furious, fills kitchens, and buries farm stand crates. Basil’s […]

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An Embarrassment of Squashes

An Embarrassment of Squashes

| July 2, 2006 | 0 Comments

For a dinner party last night, squash was on the menu. Also: pork tenderloin. But squash was the main guest, in many forms. This is because at the farmer’s market yesterday, I was frantically looking for squash blossoms — and all I could find were these tiny, beautiful unopened buds (and I’m sorry, I can’t […]

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Mojo in Montchanin

Mojo in Montchanin

| July 1, 2006 | 0 Comments

Chilled white wine and cherries on the bank of the Canal du Midi in Montchanin, Burgundy. The barge, Libertijn of Alphen, in the background. Fete de la Musique was celebrated across France last Thursday but some celebrations continued into the weekend. Fortunately for me, one such celebration was just across the road from where my […]

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