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Touring the Santa Barbara Public Market

Apr 21, 2014 / By admin
Posted in Good Ideas / Kitchen Adventures / Santa Barbara / Travel
empty-bowl-noodle-bar-santa-barbara Steel and glass and succulents outline the Santa Barbara Public Market, a paradise of flavor that opened its doors this April 14th. The well-lit market greeted me with wafts… Read more»

Recipe: Poached Seckel Pears

Sep 13, 2013 / By Serena
Posted in Featured / Food / Good Ideas / Kitchen Adventures
Seckel Pear tart Having the last name Bartlett, I have a natural-born fondness for pears. It makes sense. One of my favorites that’s commercially grown, thus widely available, is the sweet little… Read more»

A16 Rockridge begins Brunch

Sep 7, 2013 / By Serena
Posted in Good Ideas / Kitchen Adventures / Oakland
pastries at A16 This Sunday is gonna be great – I can just feel it. I admit, I’ve caught weekend fever. It’s ushered in on the wings of good news: a new… Read more»

Oliveto, Flour, Family, and a Lunar New Year recipe

Jan 29, 2013 / By Serena
Posted in Berkeley / East Bay / Food / Good Ideas / Kitchen Adventures / Magazine / Marin County / North Bay / Oakland / Recipes / Travel
momos, ready to steam Oliveto is an outpost. Sure, it looks like a restaurant, but it is really more an enclave of food soldiers marching to the beat of boldness. Bob and Maggie… Read more»

Cure for the blue days: the best cinnamon rolls

Nov 20, 2012 / By Serena
Posted in Featured / Food / Good Ideas / Holidays / Kitchen Adventures / Magazine / Recipes
understated tastiness. I know that I use the words, “my favorite” frequently, but please understand that the “best” in these cinnamon buns is really no exaggeration. At least I can say… Read more»