Friday, June 28, 2013

Collaborating with The Stern Grove Festival

I am super excited to announce that I will be collaborating with the Stern Grove Festival on Pinterest to create an awesome ideas board of "What to Bring" to the concerts.

The Stern Grove Festival had been going on for the last seventy six years. It was founded by Rosalie M. Stern, who gave the park to the City of San Francisco in honor of her late husband. She envisioned the park to host diverse performing arts events that would always be free to the public. This is still true today and every Sunday from June until August they host free performances beginning at 2 pm.

Photo by Scott Wall and courtesy of the Stern Grove Festival
I am looking forward to seeing the San Francisco Ballet at the end of July and will be attending the San Francisco Symphony next weekend. Check out the schedule for the rest of the summer here.

Photo by Scott Wall and courtesy of the Stern Grove Festival
For updates and to stay in the know, follow the Stern Grove Festival on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

In the coming weeks, I will be coming up with some great picnic recipes and sharing them with you. But while you wait, you can make the following for your picnic enjoyment.

Orzo with Roasted Vegetables

Watermelon and Feta Salad


Chocolate Chip Cookies

So if you are in the Bay Area, come experience this great historic event!

Photo by Scott Wall and courtesy of the Stern Grove Festival
The 76th Season Artwork is by Jeff Canham is courtesy of the Stern Grove Festival

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sunset Celebration Weekend

Last weekend was the Sunset Celebration Weekend at their headquarters in Menlo Park. I went last year with Ryan. It was a great little introduction to the Bay Area for us. We only went one day last year and saw the fabulous Joy the Baker do a presentation. This year, we had a better understanding of the whole event and went both days. I made it sound like so much fun that my parents even came from So Cal to see what it was all about. We had a great time going to different talks, checking out the Sunset Reimagine House, sampling the food trucks, and trying to stay out of the heat.  Here are some of the highlights from the weekend.

Got a retweet from GE. No big deal. :-)

Notebook ready for the day.

Susan Feniger made 4 recipes from her new street food cookbook. Sunset said that was a new record for 30 minutes.

Watched the ever-charming Fabio Viviani make fresh egg pasta and lazy meatballs. I actually let out a little yelp when he came out to check out his station. (He's better looking in person than I thought he would be). I really need to go to his restaurant in Moorpark next time I am in So Cal.

He even threw some pasta dough into the audience.