Wednesday, February 18, 2015

And Of Course, Food

My favorite holiday cookie, pfeffernusse (homemade, of course), a traditional German cookie, and a cup of tea in Elwood, my new unicorn mug

What series of blog updates would be complete without a photographic summary of good food eaten? While I am known to be a somewhat picky eater with a few dietary restrictions, I honestly do love a good plate of food and good drink to wash it down. Having a full time job in food service means that I also spend a lot of time surrounded by food so who could help but take a few (or a lot) of pictures. 

I have a lot of food images to share in this post so I've kept the image size smaller to keep the post from being overwhelmingly long. 

 Just a few of the gelato choices at Holy Gelato

I love making drinks! Lemonade is a great standby, excellent on it's own, mixed with tea, or as a mixer in cocktails. This one was made with Meyer lemons and honey simple syrup. 

Gingerbread from scratch with vanilla rum whipped cream.

A delicious chocolate beer pudding from Magnolia Pub. 

Fried treats and Two Rivers cider from 21st Amendment Brewery .

Two of the most amazing things I've eaten recently: cookie ice cream sandwiches from Batter Bakery 

An autumn veggie lasagna from Park Chow that just about made me lick my plate. (Yes, the images are in reverse order).

Pretty floral cocktails and a cute table set up in the upper dining area at Park Chow.

I love hitting up Homeroom for tasty (and photogenic) mac & cheese and cider.

Fig tart in the bakery case at Whole Foods. Just oh so pretty. 

More treats on display at Whole Foods

The pizza at any location is great but the Little Star on Divisadero also has champagne cocktails. This one here is the Rock Star.

Foam on one of many chai lattes consumed at La Boulange du Dome. 

Sometimes we get a chance to experiment with food in the kitchen at work. Here are some deep fried Oreos topped with powdered sugar and chocolate sauce that a co-worker made.

Passion fruit tart from a La Boulange.

Pickled veggies and herb marinated olives from Magnolia Pub.

 Working in food service and teaching, it can be rare to have a Saturday off. When I do, I try to head to the farmer's market to score some veggies like tomatoes and zucchini (which I love frying up with marinara sauce and mozzarella).

Veggie taco salad made for me by a co-worker.

A quick breakfast of a chai latte and blueberry muffin from Starbucks before a day of letterpress printing.

Curried quinoa with a mint-cucumber yogurt sauce made by yours truly.

Giant bowl of homemade hummus by a colleague at the San Francisco Center for the Book.

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