Monday, November 19, 2018

Mary’s Italian Family Cookbook - recommended

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.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Recommended entertaining book- The Wildcrafting Brewer

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.

Recommended book- Lone Wolf Leatherworking

This book would be a great gift or a wonderfful book for the bookshelf! Lone Wolf Leatherworking- A Complete How To Manual By Michael Gartner

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The Stanford Theater, classical and independent, built in 1920's- Palo Alto, CA

The Stanford Theater 221 University Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94301

The Rose and Crown Pub in Palo Alto, CA is a UK style pub=- cozy!

The Rose and Crown Pub is near University sTreet in Palo Alto, CA. It has cozy English pub decor with a large selection of Belgian bottles and Draft Craft Beer. The Rose and Crown 547 Emerson Street Palo Alto, CA 94301 (650) 327-7673

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Alameda Theater and the Cinema Grill, Alameda, CA

The Alameda Theater features history nights featuring movies such as Breakfast at Tiffany, this week I am seeing The Star is Born with a date night with myself! The Cinema Grill features outdoor ding with cushioned couches and heat lamps! Afterwards, I will enjoy a stroll on historic Park Blvd. My father was stationed in Alameda so I enjoy the town, though haven’t spent much time here in the fast few years. The Cinema Grill features regular and gluten free Chicken Kimchee nachos with grilled chicken, tomato, Serrano, Kim Cher, cheddar, sriracha cream, and scallions. Cinema Grill 2301 Central Ave. Alameda, CA 94501 (Right next to the Alameda Theater)

Friday, November 2, 2018

2018 Dia De Los Muertos Celebration- San Francisco

Tonight, November 2nd, is the 2018 Dia de Los Muertos Festival Of Alters.  It takes place in Garfield Park in the Mission area of San Francisco.  The procession is at 7:00 PM.  There are alters set up all over the park.