Monday, April 21, 2014

Homemade Is Best

Over the Easter Weekend we stayed close to home. Avril made homemade Focaccia and I whipped up some of my tuna salad. The two came together into a splendid sandwich.
Tuna Salad on Homemade Focaccia Arugula and Tomato

The Focaccia was made using Anne Burrell's Recipe
My tuna salad was made with tuna, carrots, celery, dill pickle relish, mayo and lemon juice.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Take Photos Then Eat

Still shooting photos of my food. It doesn't even draw a second look anymore. Take photos then eat, that's my mantra. Here is some of this weeks bounty.
Little Fish on my Bagel

Up Close Waffles

In and Out Burgers

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Runaway Weekend S.F. Embarcadero

We love to get away on the weekend! The weather was incredible so we decided to check out the sights in San Francisco. Here are some photo highlights of our trip.

Lobby Hyatt Regency San Francisco

Breakfast at Biscuit Bender Ferry Plaza Market Place
San Francisco Embarcadero

The Exploratorium San Francisco

Huge Brunch at Perry's Embarcadero

Fabulous Flowers at Embarcadero Center 

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Sunday Dinch

Instead of Sunday Brunch we tried what we call Sunday Dinch. We combined lunch and dinner time and decided to try out Hopmonk Tavern in Novato. Being a non-beer drinker is not a handicap here. There is nice wine list and a full bar. From the "shared plates" section Avril ordered beer-batter Japanese squid tossed w/ leeks, lemons & limes served with house aioli. I ordered the mini 4oz angus burgers with tomato chutney, lemon aioli, shallots and white cheddar. The term mini is a misnomer, at four ounces each these are filling  sandwiches. We each had a glass of sauvignon blanc, listened to live music and left happy and full.

Calamari Hopmonk Tavern Novato

Angus Sliders Hopmonk Tavern Novato

Saturday, March 29, 2014

A Man of Few Words - Shut up and Shoot Pictures

I have no words today, just photos of some of this week's eats.

Tomato Tart

Grilled Irish Cheddar-bacon-tomato Sandwich

Bacon-Potato Quiche


Caesar Salad

Homemade Refrigerator Leftovers Taco

Friday, March 21, 2014

Hell Yes Sandwich

We make homemade pizza about once a week, so we normally have fresh mozzarella on hand. If you don't use it up right away it turns into a smelly science project. I wanted to use the last bit on lunch today. The resulting sandwich was not only colorful but very tasty. In my little brain conversation I thought "hell yes that's a great sandwich!" Hence the name "Hell Yes Sandwich!"

Hell Yes! Sandwich

Ingredients :

Slice rustic bread
Grilled Prosciutto
Fresh Mozzarella
Olive Oil
Sliced ripe tomatoes
Fresh Basil
I put the mozz on the bread and put it under the broiler until it melted then add the rest. Hell Yes!


Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Pat's! Corned Beef O'Plenty

We had an interesting and fun weekend. On Saturday we planned a ferry ride to S.F. to check out the Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market. We arrived at the Larkspur Ferry forty minutes early to find a sea of scantily clad young people wearing green, in line and partying! Oops, I forgot about the St. Pat's Day Parade! I'm not a big crowd guy so we changed course and drove across the street to Marin Country Mart where they had their own farmer's market happening. We wandered about admiring the fresh produce and breads.
Asparagus Marin Country Mart

Sandwiches Rustic Bakery Marin  Country Mart Larkspur

Bread Rustic Bakery Marin Country Mart

After our market visit we headed back towards home and decided to stop in our favorite bakery-cafe, Creekside Bakery. We kept it Irish in honor of St. Pat's. I had, what I called the Corned Beef O'Plenty Sandwich. Avril choose the green spinach quiche with feta. Happy St. Pat's!
Corned Beef O'Plenty!

Quiche Me!