California Olive Ranch: Harvest Time

California Olive Ranch: Harvest Time

A look inside California Olive Ranch during harvest.

Weekend Getaway: Oysters + Cheese {Marin, Part 2}

Weekend Getaway: Oysters + Cheese {Marin, Part 2}

We get to know the happy cows behind our beloved Point Reyes Original Blue Cheese, have a 10 cheese tasting, followed by a feast prepared by 15 chefs, and welcome a new blue into the Point Reyes Cheese family.

Weekend Getaway: Oysters + Cheese {Marin, Part 1}

Weekend Getaway: Oysters + Cheese {Marin, Part 1}

Just an hour north of SF in Marin County is one of our favorite getaways. It involves generous quantities of oysters and cheese. Get involved. (Warning: this post contains some pretty sweet oyster porn.)

The French Laundry

The French Laundry

The French Laundry is lauded as one of the best restaurants in the world, and for good reason. Thomas Keller has created something truly magical here. He has created a world where every detail has been thought of to the fullest extent for one purpose: Your Pleasure. Take a look into our five-hour, seventeen-course, ten-wine meal of a lifetime.

Yosemite Road Trip and Sweet Potato Fries

Yosemite Road Trip and Sweet Potato Fries

DIY Sweet Potato Fries inspired by the Iron Door Saloon, a breathtaking hike in Yosemite and Caramel Apple Pie!

Brunch Nirvana: the girl & the fig

Brunch Nirvana: the girl & the fig

The girl & the fig in Sonoma has perfected brunch. The restaurant is ridiculously charming with a Frenchy-bistro-meets-wine-country vibe that extends from the dà©cor to the menu. I couldn’t stop oohing and ahhing over all the cute little touches, and virtually everything on the menu was calling my name.

Cooking Class at Ramekins with Joyce Goldstein

Cooking Class at Ramekins with Joyce Goldstein

Cooking with Joyce Goldstein at the Ramekins Cooking School and Inn in Sonoma: Warm Scallop and Mushroom Salad, Crab and Fennel Risotto with Meyer Lemon Gremolata, Pork with Chestnuts served with Pumpkin Polenta, Blood Orange Marmalade Tart

Hog Island Oyster Orgy

Hog Island Oyster Orgy

About 50 miles north of SF, nestled away in Marshall, CA, is a treasure trove full of riches from the sea. "X" marks the spot at the Hog Island Oyster Farm. The jewels you'll find are the sweetest, most succulent oysters harvested from the pristine waters of Tomales Bay.

Taylor’s Automatic Refresher (aka Gott’s Roadside): Worth the Trip out to Wine Country (and Maybe a Plane Ticket Cross Country)

Taylor’s Automatic Refresher (aka Gott’s Roadside): Worth the Trip out to Wine Country (and Maybe a Plane Ticket Cross Country)

The Food Network will be proud to know that based on this one segment, showing off those ridiculously good looking tuna burgers, I planned an impromptu surprise trip to Napa…with Taylor’s Automatic Refresher naturally at the center of my itinerary. True Story.