Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Literary locations in San Francisco, CA

I love the book, Booked- a Travelers Guide to Literary Locations Around the World, by Richard Kreitner.

Some recommendations in the book:

City lights bookstore
261 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco, Ca
Http: //www.cityloghts.col

The Beat Museum
540 Broadway
San Francisco, CA

The Vesuvio Cafe
255 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco, CA. 94133

Camping- Saddle Mountain Ranch in Carmel, CA

I love camping at  Saddle Mountain Ranch in Carmel, CA!  They have a pool, tables, bbq , board games and it is super cozy!

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Ashkenaz - All ages- world music

All ages always welcome!  12 and under free!  They also do community events.  Tonight is Band Works release party.

1317 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA
510-525-5054 showline
510-525-5099 office

Bandworks classes and summer camp

Tonight at Ashkenaz in Berkeley there is a show featuring Bandworks students.  Bsndworks has classes for students 8-100!  They put you in classes by level and you learn to pick songs, sing them or play them and perform!  Cool show!


Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Publish your own family recipes!

Morris Press Cookbooks makes publishing your own cookbook easy!  It is a great keepsake for future generations.

Morris Press Cookbooks

Shop- Biofuel Oasis- urban farming supplies

The biodiesel station and urban farm store in Berkeley, CA has local recycled Biodiesel, organic chicken feed, beekeeping supplies, and urban farming classes.  They also have great gifts for the urban farmer such as the following:

-Backyard chicken treats, books, and supplies
- local honey, beeswax candles, local soap
- kombucha and kefir starter kits
- worm bins, cover crops, and more

Biofuel Oasis

My story-
When I was pregnant with my son I felt like an earth mom walking around my garden barefoot and pregnant! I went to biofuel Oasis to get supplies for composting, got worms, etc.  it was harder than it appeared.  It is still a dream to have a working composting area with worms in the city.  Biofuel Oasis is a great place to research what kind of urban farming you could do with your space or time!  I love this place!

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

DINE- YIMM Thai restaurant in Rockridge, CA

Dine at YIMM at 6048 College Ave. in Oakland, CA.  It is delicious Thai food!  Lots of pillows, wood, ceiling fans, homemade flavors.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Cook- roasted tomato Soup

To make the soup:
1.  Heat the olive oil in a medium-sized saucepan over medium-high heat.  once hot, add the onion and garlic.  sauté for 3 to 4 minutes, until the onion starts to brown and the garlic is fragrant.

2.  Measure our 1/4 cup of the basil leaves and tear each leaf in half, setting the rest aside for garnish.
Add the torn basil leaves to the pan along with the remaining soup ingredients and stir to combine.  Simmer for 1 to 2 minutes, then either blend in the pan with an immersion blender or transfer the soup to a blender and carefully blend until smooth.

3.  Return the soup to the pan, then taste for seasoning and add more salt, if needed.  Reduce the heat to low to keep the soup warm.

1 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 medium white onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup of fresh basil leaves, divided
Roasted cherry tomatoes, about 3 cups
1 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Recipe adapted from Cook Once, eat All Week
By Cassy Joy Garcia
ISBN-13: 978-1-628603-43-9

Blog- laurelhurstcraftsman.com

I really enjoy laurelhurstcraftsman.com.  It is obvious the blogger really lives in a craftsman, especially when I read about how much time and energy she puts into the home!