Tag: jennifer maiser

100-Mile Thanksgiving, De Afghanan Kabob, King Corn and more

100-Mile Thanksgiving, De Afghanan Kabob, King Corn and more

| November 6, 2007 | 0 Comments

This post today is going to consist of several tidbits that I have to report — all a bit too small to warrant individual posts. King Corn Challenge. Meghan published an interview with Aaron Woolf, the director of the movie King Corn. Curt Ellis from the movie is taking a challenge which involves not eating […]

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Girls’ Weekend in San Francisco

Girls’ Weekend in San Francisco

| October 30, 2007 | 0 Comments

When two longtime friends decided to come to San Francisco for the weekend, the first thing I did was plan our meals. I had approximately a day and a half with them, and I wanted their food experiences to be memorable. I had an added benefit of knowing my audience very well and being able […]

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Zen Cooking: How to Cook Your Life

Zen Cooking: How to Cook Your Life

| October 24, 2007 | 1 Comment

The San Francisco Zen Center is a rich part of this city’s history. With their City Center on Page at Laguna, the Green Gulch Farm Center in Marin, and the Zen Center at Tassajara, the Zen Center has helped thousands of visitors further their Zen practice. In addition to meditation, the Zen Center has a […]

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Fall Fruit: Recipes from the Blogosphere

Fall Fruit: Recipes from the Blogosphere

| October 16, 2007 | 0 Comments

As we near Halloween, my seasonal fruit larder is changing. Gone are peaches, plums and nectarines replaced by pomegranates, apples and persimmons. Hamada Farms and Twin Girls Farm supply my pomegranates, and I choose apples from Hidden Star Orchards, Devoto Gardens and Flatland Flower Farm. As usual, I turn to my fellow bloggers for recipes […]

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Frozen Yogurt: Coming to your neighborhood?

Frozen Yogurt: Coming to your neighborhood?

| October 9, 2007 | 7 Comments

“I thought we did the frozen yogurt thing 15 years ago,” my friend said to me recently. We had fond memories of calling the Malibu Yogurt hotline on a daily basis while in college to find out the flavors of the day, always hoping for peanut butter. Frozen yogurt, it seems, is back in Southern […]

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SPQR: A Preliminary Report

SPQR: A Preliminary Report

| October 2, 2007 | 4 Comments

“Thank you for ensuring that I never move out of my neighborhood,” I quipped to the server at A16 the last time I went for dinner. I had just found out that the A16 crew was opening a new restaurant — SPQR — mere blocks from my house. The restaurant opened about 10 days ago […]

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Capay Valley Farm Shop at the Nut Tree

Capay Valley Farm Shop at the Nut Tree

| September 25, 2007 | 1 Comment

Have you driven Highway 80 lately? If you were traveling to Sacramento or Lake Tahoe, you may have noticed an exciting new attraction along the way. The Nut Tree in Vacaville — a part of the history of the area since the 1920′s — has reopened and has new retail stores, restaurants, and rides for […]

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Mediterranean Fruit Fly Affecting Solano/Yolo County Farms

Mediterranean Fruit Fly Affecting Solano/Yolo County Farms

| September 18, 2007 | 2 Comments

Several Mediterranean fruit flies, known as one of the most dangerous and destructive pests to fruit crops, have been found in Solano county which is approximately 70 miles from San Francisco. In an article in the San Francisco Chronicle on Friday, Solano County Agricultural Commissioner Jerry Howard called the fruit fly “The single biggest threat […]

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New Revelations: Corn on the Cob

New Revelations: Corn on the Cob

| September 11, 2007 | 3 Comments

corn on the cob About two months ago, I was sitting with a friend at the A16 chef’s bar. For me, it’s really the only place to sit in the restaurant when you are dining solo or with one other person. From that vantage point, you can check out what the chefs are doing, and […]

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Best. Library. Ever.

Best. Library. Ever.

| September 4, 2007 | 2 Comments

On rare days when all the scheduling stars align, I take a long walk during the day with fellow BAB-writer Stephanie. We use walk time to catch up on projects that we’re working on, and any other news worth reporting. For months now, Stephanie has been referring to her Library of Cheese project. While I […]

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September 2007 Eat Local Challenge

September 2007 Eat Local Challenge

| August 28, 2007 | 1 Comment

Kadota figs from Hamada Farm, San Francisco, August 2007 Eating locally, and teaching others about the importance of eating locally, is a topic that is near and dear to my heart. I am a founder of the Locavores (the group who originally invented the word “Locavore” in May 2005), and began the Eat Local Challenge […]

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Links Around the Bay

Links Around the Bay

| August 21, 2007 | 0 Comments

Alemany Farm tomatoes It’s been a busy time at my house this week. Between working full time and preparing for this year’s Eat Local Challenge*, I haven’t had much time to catch up on my favorite blogs. Perusing the sites this morning, I found several compelling posts from some of our Bay Area bloggers. In […]

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Chocolate Adventure Recipe Contest

Chocolate Adventure Recipe Contest

| August 14, 2007 | 0 Comments

What could be better than the opportunity to create an interesting recipe using chocolate? TuttiFoodie has teamed up with Scharffen Berger to host an exciting recipe contest that will take place this fall. THE GIST. Contestants create a recipe combining Scharffen Berger chocolate (cacao content 62% and above) and at least one “adventure ingredient,” which […]

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Mariquita Farm Mystery Box

Mariquita Farm Mystery Box

| August 7, 2007 | 3 Comments

Last Thursday, I made my way to Piccino, a small new pizza restaurant occupying a street corner in Dogpatch, to participate in an interesting new San Francisco ritual. I looked for the minivan full of vegetables, handed over $25 for a giant box of produce, and then sat down to eat dinner with some friends, […]

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