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tilden, lawrence & pizza

tilden, lawrence & pizza

We had beautiful weather in the Bay Area last week (now it’s raining) and my son asked to go to the beach this past weekend. I thought about taking him to Muir beach but it seemed like a far drive just to let the kid play in the sand. Plus there was the risk that … Continue reading

oh no sugar!

oh no sugar!

I was blessed with fast metabolism. It’s amazing the sheer quantity of food I could eat without gaining any weight. But now that I’m older, with two kids under my belt (literally), it’s getting harder and harder to pack it in and keep it off. Pregnancy was my excuse to pig out without any remorse. … Continue reading

belated valentines dinner

belated valentines dinner

True to form, we celebrated Valentine’s Day late this year. My father-in-law was alone this Valentine’s so he brought over Sichuan take-out for dinner on the 14th. Not a bad way to spend Valentine’s Day since I didn’t have to do any cooking or preparation. But I promised to make my husband a nice dinner … Continue reading

i heart cookies

i heart cookies

My son loves to “make” cookies with Play-doh: roll it out, stamp out different shapes and “cook” them in his Ikea kitchen oven. I figured he would love to help me make the real thing. I was planning to buy ready-made sugar cookie dough but didn’t want to make a stop and get the kids … Continue reading

heavenly haven

heavenly haven

I’ve been posting a lot about restaurants lately. I don’t intend to make this blog all about restaurants, but I guess I spend a fair share of my life eating and enjoy the occasional meal out. Now that our kids are going to bed reliably every night, we have reinstated Friday night date nights. Our … Continue reading

loco for locanda

loco for locanda

It’s 10:30 pm on a Friday night in the Mission and we’re just sitting down to dinner. This is how the other half lives. The other half being the young folks, the kids without kids, the people who live on the other side of the bridge. We’re meeting our much younger sister- & brother-in-law in … Continue reading

honor-able mention

honor-able mention

A friend invited me to check out a new bar in Emeryville. She said, “They have fried chicken!” That’s all she needed to say. So on a rainy Friday night, we headed over to the Honor Bar, at the corner of Hollis & Powell. It used to be a sushi restaurant where no one ate … Continue reading

a nice gathering

a nice gathering

Yesterday, my dear friend, Claudine, stopped in the Bay Area for a 30-hour layover on her way back to NYC. We needed to cram in an afternoon of eating in Berkeley. She’s a Cal alum too, so she knows about the good spots. Should we hit staples like the Cheeseboard or Gregoire to satisfy a familiar craving? Or try something … Continue reading

late as usual

late as usual

I’m always running late. Which explains why I’m about 10 years late to the whole blogging world. I could never decide what I wanted to write about. I love food, but I’m no chef. I like clothes, but I’m no fashionista. I’m a mom, but not an authority on parenting. I’m not a guru of … Continue reading