Friday Round-up // Week 34

And just like that…its Labor Day! Not really sure how that happened so quick, but, hey, that’s ok. We’re about to get our San Francisco “Indian Summer”, which means consistently great weather for most of September and October so nothing to complain about here. We so appreciate those precious warm days, and we earn them after dealing with an often chilly summer.

 

So what’s in store for the weekend? We’ll be sticking around here. As usual, the city has already started quieting down as it does for holiday weekends, especially since this Bay Bridge is closed all weekend. Looking forward to hitting up a few dinner spots and catching up with friends over the weekend.

 

Enjoy some of my favorite links for the week, and we’ll see you back here on Tuesday…

 

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Excited to test out our city’s new bike share this weekend.

 

 

My favorite mandolin tuckered out so I immediately ordered another one. Can’t live without this thing!

 

 

Loving daily news soundbites from The Skimm…I actually kinda know what’s going on in Syria (kinda).

 

 

Mind of a Chef Season 2 premieres Sept 7th. I’ll definitely be tuning in (April Bloomfield, yay!).

 

 

This article made me feel a lot better about excessive food photo posting…see, people do care!

 

 

Thomas Keller has an online magazine? Oh, and a now a retail store by the same name in Yountville.

 

 

Dang, Canteen closed, and I never got around to trying it.

 

 

Have a great weekend!

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Cocktail Hour

It’s never too early in the week for a cocktail, and I’m sharing a recipe for a great one over at My Cooking Spot today…come see what happens when pineapple juice meets bourbon (spoiler alert, an amazing cocktail results!).

 

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Greek Style Scrambled Eggs

When Kevin and I were on our honeymoon in Greece a few years ago, we made the most fantastic discovery. At the hotels we stayed at, whenever we ordered eggs, they asked if we wanted them “Greek style”. Having no idea what that was, we experimented on day one…one order of plain, and one order of Greek…just to be safe. Turns out (no surprise) Greek style eggs are scrambled eggs with typical Greek accoutrements added…wonderfully ripe tomatoes, salty feta cheese, and fresh oregano. It was so delicious and different than any way I’d had scrambled eggs before. After the first try, we were hooked. By the end of the trip, we felt like pros, asking for “Greek style” before even prompted. I’m sure they could barely tell we were American (chuckle, chuckle…).

 

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Greek-Style Scrambled Eggs

 

You’ll need:

 

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons peeled, seeded, and diced tomatoes*
  • 3 tablespoons crumbled feta
  • 1 teaspoon minced oregano
  • olive oil, for drizzling
  • salt & pepper

 

To prepare:

 

  1. Start by heating a medium size frying pan over medium heat. While the pan is heating, whip together the eggs and milk.
  2. When the pan is hot, add the butter, swirling so that it melts and covers the entire bottom of the pan. Add the egg mixture.
  3. Use a rubber spatula to move the eggs around as they slowly cook. Do not let the eggs brown.
  4. When the eggs start to solidify, but are still mushy, season with salt & pepper, then add the tomatoes and 2 tablespoons of the feta. Mix together, and continue mixing as it cooks.
  5. The eggs are done when they are no longer runny, but are still soft.  At this stage, remove from the heat, and mix in the oregano.
  6. Serve immediately, garnishing with a very light drizzle of olive oil and the remaining feta.

 

*To peel the tomato, first cut a very small x into the bottom of the tomato. Dip the tomato into boiling water for 30 seconds, and then into an ice bath. The skin will peel right off. Remove the seeds before dicing.

 

 

Serves 2

 

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Friday Round-up // Week 33

This week I had back to back trips. It was the kind of situation where you dump out your suitcase, and then literally repack it. I didn’t even have a chance to clean up my stuff from the first trip. It just sat there in a pile patiently awaiting my return. It’s still sitting there now, and I got home Wednesday night. Too busy to clean it up, and yet somehow I managed to read both US Weekly and Bon Appetite cover to cover. Priorities, right?

 

Needless to say, I’ll be spending some time this weekend getting my life organized. But first I’ll be helping host a baby shower for one of my very best friends tomorrow, and I’m so excited to celebrate with her! I’m just going to focus on the fun before I starting thinking about my piles of laundry.

 

Enjoy a few of my favorite links for the week…

 

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The cronut impersonators are surfacing!

 

Haha, so true…#3, guilty!

 

I’d really love to eat here, if only a meal for two weren’t $1,000!!!!

 

This would make such a fun gift.

 

Such a great article on Tosca in this month’s Bon Appetite…re-opening day is almost here!

 

Fun Instagram sneak peek of upcoming Top Chef in NOLA.

 

 

Have a great weekend!

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