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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Mango Strawberry Macadamia Nut Shortbread Bars and the 4th of July in Hawaii

July 29, 2011

AJ and I took the month of July off, packed our bags and went to paradise (ie. Maui). I called it “my sabbatical” as I had grandiose plans to do many things that I can’t seem to do when I am at home, in my apartment, with the numerous distractions that come with being at […]

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Peanut Butter & Co. and the All Star Recipe Blog Series. Plus a Peanut Butter Giveaway

July 26, 2011

This is sponsored content from Peanut Butter & Co. For those who don’t follow me on Twitter, you may not know it, but I’ve been in Hawaii for the past few weeks. Since my partner AJ happens to be a college professor and I’ve been freelancing ever since I quit my job, we have a […]

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Branding and Design 101 for Food Bloggers Part 2: the BlogHer Food Presentation

July 25, 2011

Last Thursday I posted part 1 of the BlogHer Food Session Branding and Design 101 for Food Bloggers that Sabrina of The Tomato Tart and I lead. It’s discussed why you should consider branding your blog, how to figure out what your brand is, case studies on popular and successfully branded blogs, as well on […]

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Branding and Design 101 for Food Bloggers Part 1: the BlogHer Food Presentation

July 21, 2011

A couple of months ago, my fabulous friend Sabrina of The Tomato Tart and I gave a presentation at BlogHer Food. The title of it: Branding and Design 101 for Food Bloggers. At the end of the presentation, we promised that we would post the presentation online…and then we didn’t. UNTIL NOW. Part 1 of […]

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Boozy Blueberry Cherry Red Wine Pie and an L.A. Party

July 18, 2011

The car trip down to Los Angeles was uneventful. AJ was cycling down for the AIDS Lifecycle and I was heading down there to pick him up and to spend a little time with my friends in Southern California. As usual, we were staying with our friend Rita and Damon, in their condo over in […]

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SPONSORED POST: The Final Four French Fry Finalists

July 14, 2011

Previously on Eat the Love [cue hilarious intro theme song to the situation comedy that is this blog]: Irvin was contacted by Alexia Foods to help create a new French fry flavor [quick scene of Irvin making different French fry flavors in a sassy manner on the floor of a factory assembly line, ala the […]

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Strawberry Chocolate Tart with Lemon Caramel and The Meals on Wheels Star Chef’s & Vintner’s Gala 2011 recap

July 11, 2011

[Advanced warning: this is an epic long post. Don’t look/read it on an empty stomach] Once a year, there comes an event that is THE absolute best San Francisco Bay Area’s food & wine event of the year: The Meals on Wheels Star Chef’s & Vintner’s Gala. I’ve been going to the black tie event […]

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SPONSORED POST: Blackened Cajun Waffle Cut Fries

July 7, 2011

If you’ve been following along with some of my past posts about the Alexia Foods “Reinvent a Classic” I’ve been tasked to create a new French fry flavor for Alexia Foods (along with 20 other bloggers) in a contest to come up with something fantastic fabulous. The problem for me, I have TOO many ideas. […]

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