August 2011

Caramelized Banana Rum Bread with Macadamia Crumb Topping and the White Supremacists.

August 29, 2011

I wasn’t expecting to see that sort of person on the beach, but as I turned over on my beach towel, the man and his girlfriend came into view and I could see his back tattoo. It was large, filling his entire back, with gothic looking letters. The top word, WHITE, then some menacing lightning […]

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The 3rd annual San Francisco Street Food Festival thrown by La Cocina

August 25, 2011

Last weekend I had the opportunity to sneak into the 2011 SF Street Food Festival thrown by the awesome nonprofit La Cocina a little bit earlier than the general public. I hadn’t thought about flexing my “media” status and getting in earlier than the masses, but since AJ and I have actually worked with La […]

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A Fund for Jennie

August 22, 2011

It was two weeks ago when Jennifer Perillo tweeted “He’s gone. And my heart is shattered in a million pieces.” That Friday thousands of people around the blogosphere made peanut butter pies in honor of her husband Michael’s sudden passing away. Twitter was abuzz with the hashtag #apieformikey and the food blogging community realized how […]

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Honey Lavender Cheesecake and the SF Chef 2011 Sugar & Spice Party

August 18, 2011

I arrived back in San Francisco from Maui, recharged and a bit shell shocked. After being in warm island weather, it was tough to come back to the cool chill of the bay area. The very next day after we arrived home, my friend Glenn texted to ask if AJ and I wanted to attend the […]

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Creamy Peanut Butter Pie for Mikey

August 15, 2011

Last week, fellow food blogger Jennifer Perillo’s husband passed away all of the sudden. I’ve chatted with Jennifer on Twitter and Facebook, but I don’t know her well. Yet the sudden death of husband struck a chord with me and with the food community at large. An outpouring of support, love and virtual hugs seem […]

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Tropical Cornbread with Pineapple and a hike to Iao Valley & the weathered cross in Maui

August 11, 2011

Recently, while driving back from yet another gorgeous hike in Maui, I had a conversation with AJ about the various places we’ve visited in the past year. Seattle came up, as we had visited there back in January to hang out with a bunch of twitter/blogger pals of mine. I never did post about it […]

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Pineapple Galette and Caramel Rum Sauce with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and trip around West Maui

August 8, 2011

We had been in Maui for a couple of weeks before we decide to do something other than go to the beach. AJ and I had been to Maui three years ago, for our friend Nina and Aric’s wedding (thank you Nina and Aric for introducing us to Maui, we’ll forever be grateful!). Back then, […]

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Rum Soaked Tropical Fruit Oatmeal Cookies and hanging out at Little Beach in Maui

August 4, 2011

AJ and I spent most of the first week of our time in Maui on the beach. Specifically a beach nicknamed “Little Beach” – over the rock on the north side of Big Beach. As it’s name implies, it’s a small little beach, removed from the typical family friendly beaches strewn throughout Maui, and that […]

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Tropical Cornmeal Shortcake with Kiwis, Pineapple and Liliko’i (Passion Fruit)

August 1, 2011

Today I enter my “bonus days” of our paradise vacation. I had left for Hawaii on July 1st and we initially had thought we would be staying for exactly one month – July 1 to July 31st. Then we found out that airplane tickets were exceedingly cheaper if we extended our trip to August 3rd. […]

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