I hope you’ve eaten recently. Or at least if you are a little bit hungry, you have food within easy reach, because this post is going to make you hungry, my friends. It’s already been over a week since my recent trip out to San Francisco, but I still have lots to share with you.
And though I didn’t go out to eat much (due to my limited budget) , there was some memorable food and drink on my trip.
My thoughtful friend Ellen handed me a banana as soon as I got into her car at the airport, which I gratefully devoured. Five minutes later, my mind drifted to what we could whip up together at her place.
One trip to Trader Joe’s later, here’s what we made:
What’s that? You want to really get in that bowl with the pasta? Of course you do. Here:
Later, we beheld this glorious scene in Delores Park:
We lounged and sipped drinks like Campari with club soda and this perfectly titled beer:
I’ve already talked about the best burrito known to man, found at Taqueria Cancun in the Mission. It’s super cheap, the place is loud and not at all intimate, but holy satisfying meal, Batman:
The meal I’ve been dying to share with you guys is our dinner in Marin County with my Aunt April. She’s one of my favorite relatives to just sit and chat with: laid back, an experienced traveler, and she just has the warmest presence (and home).
Aunt April squeezed the limes for the refreshing limeade:
The Brie and baguette appetizer:
Tomatoes I sliced to throw into the pasta:
And the main course:
Our meal was filled with catching up, gazing out at the breathtaking views, and doing a lot of soul searching. I’m so happy that Ellen got to meet Aunt April, and that we were all able to coordinate our schedules for this dinner to happen.
Oh yes, and of course we savored our dessert afterwards, a raspberry tart:
I ate one breakfast in San Francisco that was worth photographing, and it was my last morning, just before Ellen and I hugged good-bye.
After wandering around the oceanfront, we hungrily headed into Java Beach Cafe, located, of course, at the beach. Slightly out of character (because hey, I was on vacation!), I opted for a non-vegetarian meal of an everything bagel with cream cheese, capers, tomato, and lox!
Can I just say how much fun it is reliving everything I ate on my trip?? Everything was so tasty, and each food photo is accompanied by such a sweet memory.
May you all have equally sweet meals and lovely people to share them with, whether you’re at home or far, far away 🙂