July Red Nectarines from Blossom Bluff Orchards are here. They are my favorite stone fruit variety of the year. The time is NOW--get thee to a farmer's market! For those of you who are out of the area, their dried Carine Nectarines are second to none. In other produce news: dry-farmed early girls are hitting the stands, as are Jimmy Nardello peppers. And Annabelle is back.
BN Ranch Beef. Holy mackerel, it's the best beef there is.
I am so excited for Marisha Pessl's new book, Night Film. I had a little love affair with Special Topics in Calamity Physics a few years ago, so my heart's been beating a little faster ever since I heard about the new book.
Did you see? City Arts & Lectures has a really excellent line up this fall. Hells to the yes!
My friends Dan, Kanoa and Kellen made a little movie and wrote a book about a bike trip they took last year down the California coast. Get a preview here. And go meet the guys in person!
Sarah and Nicolette are at it again. Snatch up your tickets fast--people come in from all around the world for these classes! I think there is one spot left for the Dahlias class.
I know you know how I pretty much unilaterally prefer to eat at home, but I had the most excellent meal at a restaurant a couple of weeks ago. Impossible! Let me add my two cents' worth of hyperbolic praise into the ring--State Bird Provisions is undeniably fantabulous! Holy moly is it good. GO GO GO GO GO!
I dream of the day I can hire Sarah to design a mosaic for me.
OMG I am in LOVE with Wholier Than Thou.
I'm loving Paige's photos of Pizzaiolo.
It seems like everyone I know is pregnant. This plus this is my favorite gift to give right now.
And...another silly Samin video.