Super Moon rising over San Francisco. I think I drove Mark a little crazy as I tried to snap the perfect lunar shot from my iPhone.
We had dinner at Gamine with Bethany. It was a pleasure to introduce her to one of our favorite French bistros in San Francisco.
We started with Beef tartare.
I had Spaghetti Carbonara.
We closed out the restaurant. It was a pleasure to linger over dessert and port.
The kitchen surprised us with crème brûlée.
Day 98 of 100 Happy Days.
Filipino food reminds me of family. I loved it when Cate suggested Boracay Garden for lunch.
We ordered too much food. Also – I was impressed by these lunchtime portions.
Lechon Kawali – so meaty! Also liked the crispy pork skin.
Sinigang – so savory and sour!
Kare-Kare – so nutty!
Since Cate had the day off, we did cocktails and dessert at BJs.
Salted Caramel Pizookie.
Day 93 of 100 Happy Days.
Cooking makes my kitchen smell amazing! I also like how it makes the kitchen the warmest spot in the house.
It was lovely to finish up my workout and watch my hubby take care of dinner.
Mark said the Barefoot Contessa’s bolognese recipe was easy to follow. I also liked the flavor combo of red wine, meat and tomatoes.
Day 92 of 100 Happy Days.
Conversation over beer and cocktails at the Village Tavern in San Francisco’s Noe Valley.
Also – I laughed when I saw this sign by the Noe Valley Courts.
I’ve never been called Daisy’s “Guardian.”
If there was a town hall meeting on this sign, I would have loved to watch it.
Decadent dessert after a lovely meal at Firefly.
This brioche bread pudding made my mouth water.
Day 90 of 100 Happy Days.
Kale Pesto Pasta surprised me at the Portola Kitchen.
I love my weekly lunch dates with my hubby.
Today, I kept nibbling at his plate of Lumache.
Day 89 of 100 Happy Days.
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.
We also had a blast playing bocce ball at Sarah’s Vineyard.
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.
Day 85 of 100 Happy Days.
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.
Day 83 of 100 Happy Days.
Lunch at Antonio’s Nut House in Palo Alto.
I love the crazy ceiling tiles.
Antonio’s used to be a watering hole for Facebook employees.
Also – a great spot for good, cheap Mexican food. I liked my carnitas taco.
Day 82 of 100 Happy Days.
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.
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.
I used a recipe from “The Kitchen is My Playground.”
Also – I love having leftover quiche cups!
Day 81 of 100 Happy Days.
On the Wall at Smugglers Cove:
It’s thrilling to see our names up there! We worked hard on those rum tastings. Fine. “Work” may not be the right word for it.
We certainly enjoyed all the rum. I also couldn’t stop laughing at that silly hazing ceremony.
We celebrated with one of the bar’s master rums: Myers’s Planter Punch Brand 1938 Rum. It’s a funky Jamaican rum. It’s also quite complex and smooth. I liked it.
Finally, a San Francisco bar that knows both of our names. Well, they certainly can’t forget us!
Day 77 of 100 Happy Days.