Thursday, July 31, 2008

Figueroa Hotel - cool hotel in Los Angeles, doesn't say how much rooms are?

Friday, July 18, 2008

tutorial for how to make pretty origami light covers for fairy lights:

Monday, June 30, 2008

early season berry picking in Placerville, closed for season 7/1 in 2008:

American River Cherry Co.

Sunset article about picking

Impossible acres u-pick in Davis with lots of different crops

Patrick's Berry Farm I think this is the place we took the boys in 2007. Gorgeous view and shady picnic area.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

bulk vanilla bean supplier - first order 3/12/2008

Friday, February 29, 2008

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

homemade chili powder

alton brown's recipe

3 ancho chiles, stemmed, seeded and sliced
3 cascabel chiles, stemmed, seeded and sliced
3 dried arbol chiles, stemmed, seeded and sliced
2 tablespoons whole cumin seeds
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon smoked paprika

Place all of the chiles and the cumin into a medium nonstick saute pan or cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Cook, moving the pan around constantly, until you begin to smell the cumin toasting, approximately 4 to 5 minutes. Set aside and cool completely.

Once cool, place the chiles and cumin into the carafe of a blender along with the garlic powder, oregano, and paprika. Process until a fine powder is formed. Allow the powder to settle for at least a minute before removing the lid of the carafe. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Piperade - yummy sounding SF restaurant