Travel Theme: Meeting Place

July 30th, 2014

You can find tapas, seafood and special “coke” cans at this Barcelona meeting place.
#kvpspain : A delicious tourist trap in #barcelona. Yummy seafood, tapas and street vendors with sketchy $60/coke cans. #fb
Plaça Reial in the Barri Gòtic.

We used this Cusco landmark to guide taxi drivers and Americans.
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Plaza de Mayor in Cusco, Peru.

I watched friends and family meet for food and conversation in this French Canadian market.
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Marche Jean-Talon in Montreal.

My entry for this week’s Travel Theme: Meeting Place.

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100 Happy Days: Monterey Bay

July 28th, 2014

I love weekend getaways to Monterey Bay.

We took our time on the drive down 101. We did some wine tasting in the Uvas Valley. I was pleasantly surprised by the wines in Morgan Hill and Gilroy.
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We also had a blast playing bocce ball at Sarah’s Vineyard.

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Sampled chocolate caramels and enjoyed the view on Fisherman’s Wharf.

I started with a smoky Negroni at Restaurant 1833. We loved the tasting menu.
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Day 84 of 100 Happy Days.

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100 Happy Days: Nose

July 27th, 2014

Nose in nook.
Cuddling with Daisy before work.
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My bundle of furry love. Best seat in the house. She was sad to leave my lap.

Day 83 of 100 Happy Days.

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100 Happy Days: Bone Marrow

July 26th, 2014

Succulent bone marrow delight in San Francisco.

This is a tasty small plate at Beast and the Hare. It’s served with grilled toast. It’s melt-in-your-mouth good.
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Day 82 of 100 Happy Days.

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Photo Friday: Portrait

July 26th, 2014

Portrait of a hero.
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Inside St. Cecilia in San Francisco.

Portrait of faith.
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Inside the Hermitage in St. Petersburg.

Portrait of blue.
Street Art in the Mission
In San Francisco’s Mission.

Portrait of travelers.
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Inside La Alcoba Azul in Barcelona.

My entry for this week’s Photo Friday: Portrait.

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100 Happy Days: Nut House

July 25th, 2014

Lunch at Antonio’s Nut House in Palo Alto.
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I love the crazy ceiling tiles.

Antonio’s used to be a watering hole for Facebook employees.

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Also – a great spot for good, cheap Mexican food. I liked my carnitas taco.

Day 81 of 100 Happy Days.

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100 Happy Days: Healthy Living

July 24th, 2014

Healthy living and feeling stronger.
I used a 12-pound medicine ball for sit-ups and Russian twists during today’s O2 Bodyfit class. It was a tough circuit. However, I could handle the weight.
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Last year, I used a 6-pound ball.

After class, I made vegetable quiche cups with green bell peppers, mushrooms, zucchini and red onions. I added Pepper Plant hot sauce.
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I used a recipe from “The Kitchen is My Playground.”

Also – I love having leftover quiche cups!

Day 80 of 100 Happy Days.

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100 Happy Days: Obstacle Course

July 23rd, 2014

Taking on the obstacle course for O2 Bodyfit Bootcamp.

Battle ropes, box jumps, medicine ball burpees and more.

A sweaty good time!
Day 79 of 100 Happy Days.

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100 Happy Days: Drakes Bay

July 22nd, 2014

Hello Drakes Bay.

Introducing friends to this amazing oyster farm. Also, saying good-bye. I am quite sad that Drakes Bay Oyster Company will close at the end of this month.

We enjoyed showing Suzanne and Ryan all we knew about shucking oysters. It’s not much. I hope it helped.

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100 Happy Days: Pasta

July 21st, 2014

Pasta inspiration from Extra Virgin. Debi Mazar’s family looked like they enjoyed making fresh pasta.

Plus – it looked like this family had the solution to stop noodles from sticking together: Semolina.
#kvpkitchen Fresh pasta!! Ready for some sauce!!

I followed Gabriele Corcos’ recipe.
#kvpkitchen Making adorable pasta dough! Ready to roll out!!

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I was amazed by this pasta dough. It felt like we finally hit the perfect ratio of eggs to flour. I think this is our best batch of pasta. Ever.

We served it with Gabriele’s red sauce and leftover zucchini cheese balls.

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Day 77 of 100 Happy Days.

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