October 2012

Maple Peanut Nougat Chocolate Clusters, an unprocessed treat.

October 31, 2012
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Hey there! See those fantastic candies up there? Those are my Maple Peanut Nougat Chocolate Clusters that I made for my friend Andrew over at Eating Rules, specifically for his October Unprocessed challenge. Say What?!!? Yep, those candies are totally made with unprocessed ingredients. No refined sugars or flours. Totally naturally gluten free. I KNOW! […]

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How Life Got in the Way…

October 29, 2012
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I had a really awesome Halloween post to write about. I was super excited and had planned out my week schedule to work on it this past weekend. The post, not to hype it up, was brilliant, near genius even. But, like most things that seemed to be happening lately, life got in the way. […]

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Photo Essay: 3rd Annual Scarecrow Competition, Solvang, California

October 25, 2012
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It’s the sort of quaint, cute little town that shows up on television shows, you know the kind that has a warm and loving, though slightly dysfunctional family at the center of the drama. I was in Solvang, California because my partner AJ, for some utterly ridiculous reason, had decided to ride a bike for […]

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Salted Vanilla Bean White Chocolate Multigrain Cookie and Folsom Street Fair 2012

October 22, 2012
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In my head, the end of summer in San Francisco is the end of September. Not because the weather starts to cool off (it hasn’t, if anything October tends to be just as warm as September) or the leaves are starting to change (San Francisco has very few deciduous trees). No, it’s because the summer […]

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Photo Essay: The Brown Hotel, Louisville Kentucky

October 19, 2012
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“I hear this place is haunted.” whispered my new friend Sarah of the blog 20 Something Cupcakes. I peered around nervously, looking to make sure that the ghost of Graham Brown, the original owner of the 293-room hotel built back in 1923, wasn’t peering back at us. GE Monogram has flown in a bunch of […]

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Roasted White Chocolate Berry Tart (gluten free), a Virtual Baby Shower and a Trip to Kentucky for G.E. Monogram

October 17, 2012
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“How the hell did he know how to make a gluten-free tart without a recipe?” wondered my friend Brian, as I presented my Gluten Free Roasted White Chocolate Berry Tart along with my teammates, the awesome Heather of Farmgirl Gourmet and the fabulous Lisa of With Style and Grace. We were all visiting Louisville, Kentucky […]

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Crazy Cycling AJ

October 15, 2012
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So last Thursday, I said I was going to be back here on Monday with my usual ramblings and a fabulous recipe. I had every intention of doing just that. Except it didn’t happen. AJ (and several of his friends) went down to the California central valley to do an insane double century bike ride. […]

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Photo Essay: Hog Island Oyster Co., Tomales Bay

October 11, 2012
Hog Island Oysters, fresh from the farm!

I’m not really an oyster person. Though I often feel like oysters are pretty polarizing as a food item (sort of like cilantro, you either love it or you hate it) I fall squarely in the middle. I don’t love oysters but I don’t find them repulsive as many do. That said, because of the […]

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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pistachio Cookies with Toffee Bits for Garrett and Brian’s Wedding

October 8, 2012
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The text on my iPhone read “Brian says that he’ll marry you instead now. Home wrecker! You and your chocolately wiles.” I couldn’t be more amused or more pleased. Not because I was wrecking a home (who do you think I am?!?), but because the Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pistachio Cookies with Toffee Bits photo I […]

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SPONSORED POST: It’s a contest! And I’m getting all judgy!

October 4, 2012
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I’m thrilled to announce that I’m teaming up with Attune Foods to judge their Healthy Holiday Recipe Contest. You might remember that I mentioned Attune Foods in one of my blog posts a few weeks ago, about peach and graham cracker ice cream. I love working with their Erewhon (formerly New Morning) Organic Graham Crackers […]

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Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino with White Chocolate and the glories of early fall in San Francisco

October 1, 2012
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San Francisco is one of those wacky weather cities where it’s cold during the summertime and then (in theory) it starts to get warm right around August, September and October. This messes things up, as everyone I chat with on Twitter talks about how insanely hot it in July and I’m wearing sweaters and turning […]

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