dining out

Fire Roasted Poblano Chilies filled with Corn, Quinoa, & Goat Cheese

October 1, 2013
Fire Roasted Poblano Chilies

A couple of weeks ago, the husband and I had dinner at one of our favorite restaurants in SF: Greens Restaurant. We love Greens because of their focus on local, organic produce, and the fact that they’re 100% vegetarian (which you wouldn’t guess by the heartiness of their dishes!) We also love it because of […]

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A Hidden Paradise: Salina, The Aeolian Islands, Italy

August 25, 2013
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This was basically the view we got to wake up to for 7 days straight during our time in Salina. Can anything be more peaceful and relaxing? 🙂 This was the last destination on our month-long Italian vacation. It was almost like our trip went from the most city-like (Rome), to the most remote (Salina). […]

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A Week in Montepulciano: Under the Tuscan Sun

August 24, 2013
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Rolling hills, very few tourists, warming Tuscan food, breathtaking views and unique wines — these were some of the highlights of our stay in Montepulciano – a small town in the province of Siena, Italy. We had been to Tuscany before but had stayed in the Chianti region, so this time we were excited to see […]

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Two Weeks in Rome

August 4, 2013
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Hi Everyone! The husband and I are back from the most amazing, month long trip to Italy. We spent 2 weeks in Rome, 1 week in Montepluciano, and 1 week at the Aeolian Islands (a small set of islands off the coast of Sicily – right on the Mediterranean). The weather was gorgeous, the food […]

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Our Trip to Monterey… And How to Recover After “Over-Indulging”

May 10, 2013
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One of the things I love about being in the Bay Area is that there are tons of vacation spots within just a couple hours of home. Monterey is one of those hidden gems that is just south of the Bay Area, but feels like you’re in a destination far away. It’s a sleepy little […]

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Adventures (and delicious food) in Australia

July 8, 2012

Hi Everyone! As many of you who follow me on Twitter and Facebook probably know by now – I’ve been “unplugged” for the past two weeks because the husband and I were in Australia on vacation! It was a much needed break, and I feel truly refreshed. I completely went off the map: no email, […]

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