Sunday, December 23, 2018
One of our winter traditions is to visit the Tilden Park Cariusel in Berkeley, CA. Tonight, Santa Claus is here! There is the carousel, santa, lights, snacks, hot chocolate, etc.
Posted by Ms. W. at 8:12 PM
Thursday, December 13, 2018
I recommend the holiday movie, “The Christmas Card,” filmed in Nevada City, CA. The movie tells the story of a soldier with no family who, while serving in Afghanistan, receives an anonymous holiday card that touches him deeply, while on leave back home, he travels to Nevada City. Check out the Victorian Christmas festivals in Nevada City on various Wednesday’s and Sunday’s in December. Nevada City Chamber Of Commerce
Posted by Ms. W. at 1:43 AM
Friday, December 7, 2018
On many Friday nights in Berkeley, CA there are free events at the Berkeley Plaza! Tonight is a holiday event with music, festivities, etc.
Posted by Ms. W. at 2:27 PM
Monday, November 19, 2018
I had lunch with my family today at Mary’s Pizza Kitchen in The Walnut Creek, CA. Mary Fazio opened Mary’s Pizza Shack in the Sonoma Valley in 1959. This cookbook tells the story of the real Mary behind Mary’s- a woman who created a business to keep her family together and ended up feeding everyone like family. It’s a tale of ambition and dedication, of generosity and Pizza, of hand-rolled gnocchi, Sunday dinners, and four generations. Mary’s Italian Family Cookbook By Toto & Peggy Albany and Anna Albano - Byerly. Original recipes by Mary Fazio, Founder Of Mary’s Pizza Shack from the Sonoma Valley Wine Country.
Posted by Ms. W. at 2:03 PM
Sunday, November 18, 2018
I found the book, The Wildcrafting Brewer, Creating Unique Drinks and Boozy Concoctions from Nature’s Ingredients by Pascal Bauder. I found a fun recipe for root beer in the book: Rootbeer 1 gallon water 2 tablespoons of sassafrass root bark 1 tablespoon sarsaparilla root or 1/2 teaspoon of wintergreen leaf. 1 teaspoon of dried licorice root Small piece of ginger root 1 1/2 cups of brown sugar Yeast, (wild or champagne/ wine yeast beer yeast would work too.) Brown sugar 1 cup granulated cane sugar 1 tablespoon undiluted molasses for light brown sugar or 2-3 tablespoons unsulfured molasses for dark brown sugar.
Posted by Ms. W. at 9:36 PM