Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Bungalow Foodie ABC's- C is for crackers, cheese, cocoa, coffee, and challah

Favorite crackers:

Cranberry Hazelnut Crisps, organic artisan crackers of California
Locally sourced cranberries and organic hazelnuts
Potters Fine Foods, LLC
602 12th Street
Sacramento, CA  95814
(I got these at Market Hall on College Ave. in Oakland, CA)

Gluten free crackers
Kettel Krakkers
P.O. Box 77223
San Francisco, CA  94107

Parmesan Crisps
These have no gluten,  the main ingredient is parmesan cheese.  They are crispy and delicious, alone or on salads or green beens, etc.
Purchased at Market Hall Bakery
Produced by Pastry Smart LLC
San Mateo, CA  94402

Favorite Cheeses:

Organic Mt. Tam Triple Creme
Cowboy Creamery
made from milk from Straus Family Dairy
Petaluma, CA  94952

Favorite Challah:

Grand Bakery
3264 Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA  94610
(Kosher Challah that locals love!)

Favorite Cocoa:

Chocolates for presents
(Handmade in San Francisco by Recchiuti Confections)

Favorite Chocolate syrup for chocolate milk and milkshakes
Santa Cruz Organic Chocolate flavored syrup
Santa Cruz Natural, Inc.
P.O. Box 369
Chico, CA  95927

Favorite Coffee

Highwire Coffee Roasters
at Market Hall
"I love the After Hours 100% water processed decaf" - Bungalow Mama

Cole Coffee
Mexican Organic is amazing!
College Avenue, Oakland, CA

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Bungalow Foodie ABC's- B is for Biscuits and Bagels

My son, Billy loves the biscuits at Box and Belles restaurant in the Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland, CA.  We had a few orders of these delicious biscuits that come with a savory pimiento spread!

Billy's favorite bagels are from Brooklyn Bagels on College Avenue in Oakland, at the moment.


Delicious Biscuits:
Box & Belles Restaurant
Oakland, CA

Yummy Brooklyn style Bagels
Brooklyn Bagels
College Avenue
Rockridge District
Oakland, CA

Beauty's  Bagel Shop
Chicago Style Bagels
3838 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA  94609
(510) 788-6098

Monday, May 19, 2014

Bungalow Foodie ABC's- A is for Apples- Apple Hill

Apple Hill is a place I discovered from a fellow teacher years ago.  The best time to go to this apple wonderland is the fall, but there are apples and activities here all times of the year.

Apple Hill
Placerville, CA

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Winter Park, Florida- leafy enclave, home of the Louis Comfort Tiffany Museum

Winter Park is a leafy enclave that sits just 5 miles North of downtown Orlando! These are some treasures here that makes this a fun place to explore! *Where to stay- The Mediterranean-style Alfond Inn opened last summer and has an altruistic business plan. The net incomes earned from the inn funds scholarships to Rollins College, which is where the hotel is located. There are 112 rooms and 100 works of art are featured. Price from $169.00; the *Great Café- Smart Café HD sources its beans soley from fair-trade co-ops. The café also has a selection of breakfast sandwiches. *Louis Comfort Tiffany incredible career, which included creating furniture, pottery, paintings, as well as glass is featured at the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art. This museum is home to the world's largest collection of his works. *Happy Hour at Cask & Larder features craft beers . Ron Raike, a brewmaster and certified cicerone (the beer world's equivalent to a sommelier) helps navigate guests to beers ranging from Olde Southern Szechuan Wit, Lone Palm Golden Ale, and other choices. *The pizza at Prato are made in a wood-fired oven imported from Naples. One of the pizzas they are known for is the Widowmaker, with sausage, romesco sauce, and an over-easy egg. These resources about Winter Park, Florida were found in the Spirit Southwest Magazine, April 2014, p.58.