Posts Tagged ‘#100HappyDays’

100 Happy Days: Carmel Valley

Hello Carmel!
We paid $10 and drove down 17-Mile Drive.

Anatomy of a selfie. Sometimes, we’re not ready for the trigger fingers.



Lunch at Cafe Rustica.
#kvpinmybelly Escargot at Cafe Rustica in Carmel Valley. Perfect pre-wine tasting meal! #foodstagram #foodspotting #CarmelValley #French

Escargot? Oui!

Day 86 of 100 Happy Days.

100 Happy Days: Nose

Nose in nook.
Cuddling with Daisy before work.

My bundle of furry love. Best seat in the house. She was sad to leave my lap.

Day 84 of 100 Happy Days.

100 Happy Days: Bone Marrow

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.

100 Happy Days: Nut House

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.

100 Happy Days: Healthy Living

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.

100 Happy Days: Drakes Bay

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

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!!

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.


Day 78 of 100 Happy Days.

100 Happy Days: Burgers

I need a break from burgers. Actually, I think I need a break from meat.

My body may rebel after I ate three burgers today.
I met my hubby at the Dutch Goose in Menlo Park. I enjoyed eating lunch on the patio.

We had spicy deviled eggs.

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100 Happy Days: Piano

Piano music makes me feel nostalgic.

After work, I listened to a lovely NPR interview with classical pianist Tara Kamangar. Her new album covers music from Russia And Iran.

I adored listening to her play the love theme from Spartacus.
Mariinsky Theatre
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100 Happy Days: Couch Buddy

I loved catching up on food shows with my couch buddy.

Daisy likes to find a little nook between my body and the couch. Then she squeezes herself into the nook.

She also snores. She snores loudly.

Day 73 of 100 Happy Days.