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Monday, July 27, 2015

Pasta Carbonara

One of my French/Italian favorite

quick and simple

Spaghetti found at local supermarket

diced pancetta from Zanotto's,  Italian grocery store



made a light bechamel with gorgonzola and added an egg

Voila, same delicious taste as is in France.







Thursday, July 23, 2015

Renegade Craft Fair, San Francisco, CA



it was another beautiful summer day in San Francisco


they say it is only 23C but believe me it was feeling more like 28C!!


I took the train then the but and walk for 20 minutes to get to this...


Fort Mason is a few old warehouse type of building were military was long time ago
it is located near the Golden Gate Bridge in the Marina.
It is a very ice area to hang out and suck up the sun if you are in san Francisco.


my mission was to visit the Renegade Craft fair
it only take place twice a year (July and December) 
and the July one is usually the more interesting
I had this on my "San Francisco great found" bucket list for a while now.


there is a lot to cover in a few hours but 
I manage to walk around a few times many booths in 2 hours.


it doesn't look very glamorous but it is full of great finds


give it to the local to transform an old trailer into a great display


love love love all the California handmade goodies!!


Fancy idea, I tried the Thai ice tea, it was awesome!!


great ideas, wonderful art craft
cute little packaging
shopping bags from Washington State
lots of dishcloths with fruits
beautiful glass bottles engraved for a great idea for a bar


one of my favorite, cute hats!!


flavored salt and sugar
very cute San Francisco painting
recycled bag packs
very fun hearings 



boat loads of tea, for all the tea lovers


it is really a great art



my favorite flag!!


lots of stuffs I wanted to buy, too many!!




I wanted to make a bumper sticker out of this picture
it would look good on my car, wouldn't it?


ideas for the little one
leggings with dinosaurs 
little flowery coats
very cool dresses
very soft baby blankets
should Henrietta have her own handbag at 18 months?


something to remember for a future trip


a little detour by Union street and "La Boulange"
love that you can dip anything in Nutella for free



we are in San Francisco after all!!

















Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Trip to Eureka, CA


let's get away for the week end, GG is clear, it is going to be hot!!



Went to visit my friend Julia family in Eureka, CA


There is a lot of farm land around Eureka, with lot of cows


they are a giant creamery in Loleta 
they make milk products and cheeses


We found great cheeses, the Fontina was delicious, at the Cheese factory
they also grow locally squash and artichokes
Julia's grand pa makes a great American breakfast with Portuguese sausages (sort of chorizo)


the local attraction is an old victorian village, Ferndale, CA, 
with a huge bridge over some very dry river.
I was told that in 1964 the whole area was devastated by flooding


the town looks like a movie set and it is quiet fun to hang out there



the Mercantile store caught my eyes, there were a lot of little fun stuff and tons of English food



after a few days, 
were were back on 101 also know as Pacific Coast Highway, 
to San Francisco 


we stopped at the Redwood State Park to admire the great tall trees







we could also take pictures standing inside of the giant trees


last pit stop before the city, beautiful Italian restaurant with delicious pizzas




Back home!!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Jambon beurre!!

One of my favorite French sandwich
simple, tasty, healthy


Belgium butter, easy to spread


new Applewood ham from Safeway


Acme bread, Epi baguette


adding a few Maille cornichons

simply delicious!!

couldn't be better than if I was in Paris.

A day in the bay

A day in the bay with some coworkers


woke up very early for a company day on Angel Island



Ready for the ferry, but we still had 1 hour to go


so we went shopping at Pier 39


Ferry is here, time to go


Admiring the view of beautiful boats from Angel Island


After a few hours of company fun, we took the ferry back to the city



the sky was blue and the view beautiful


View of San Francisco like I rarely saw it



windy, let's take a picture of the flag!!



it took hours to get out of the city but I had plenty of time to take pictures ☺