March 23, 2015

This talented artist just happens to be my neighbor (when she's home, visiting her parents).  Her dad has entertained us for years with his 'say-it-like-it-is-and-don't-hold-back-on-the-colorful-words' way.  But instead of getting lost in the shadow of such a large per...

March 6, 2015

How cute are these?

 

 

 

 

Eternal Run owner/creator Denise Sutherland created these adorable workout capris after noticing all the black activewear while standing at the starting line.  So, being the Type A personality that she is, instead of waiting for someone to create...

January 29, 2015

So, for Marin Magazine's Third Annual Tastemakers feature, the readers were asked to vote on their favorite breakfast, lunch, bar bite, cocktail, dinner and dessert spots.  Then Executive Editor Mimi Towle asked the owners and chefs of these restaurants where...

December 1, 2014

Stinson Beach is a quick hop over the hill from our home and a short drive from San Francisco.  My family and I walk our dog along the beach as often as we can when the weather is warm.  And we almost always stop at the Parkside Cafe snack bar on our way home.  In addi...

August 25, 2014

 

 

I'd like to give a big thanks to Chef Nicolas Abrams and owner Carol Levalley.  Rustic Bakery was jam-packed the afternoon of our shoot. In spite of this, Nick and Carol made sure the pastries and beautifully prepared dishes of food were brought out, one after the ot...

July 16, 2014

 

I promise you, that is really the name of this dish!  The full menu description is

'Silence of the Lamb Shank with chianti glaze and fava beans'.

Classic.

 

Sorry!  I forgot to mention the Gilroy's Famous Garlic Ice Cream

(with caramel mole' sauce to take the edge off).

 

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July 15, 2014

 

I loved meeting and working with Brandy Martz from The Stinking Rose. If you're ever in San Francisco and if you love garlic (how could you not?) then you have to try this place. Just take a look at this list:

 

Forty Clove Garlic Chicken

Garlic Braised Boneless Short Ri...

July 7, 2014

 

Katy, Kayleigh and Sophie take care of the endless stream of customers at Johnny Doughnuts with style and ease.  While photographing those amazing doughnuts, it was a pleasure to overhear them joking with customers, and each other, remembering first names of so many w...

July 1, 2014

 

 

Did you just smirk?  Laughing to yourself that yet another Californian is raving about gluten free this or that?  Well, smirk away because these shots were taken at an entirely gluten free bakery.  Heather at Flour Craft  figured out how to make these without gluten...

June 20, 2014

Valenti & Co. recently opened in San Anselmo.  I loved the place before I even saw the food!  Cool shades of purple (my absolute favorite color) decorated the room.  I met Chef Duilio Valenti and his daughter Bianca (who turns out to be not only darling and sweet, but...

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