Last week we had some of our favorite out of town guests, a family that we have known forever. In fact we were reminiscing how we used to babysit their oldest son when he was a toddler before we had any of our own. Well, he is off to college this fall. I know this is a total cliche, but I seriously do not know where that time has gone. Poof!
Anyhow, as is our usual, whenever we have friends visiting that share our love of walking and eating…. we go into the city to the Ferry Building. And so we went…
We strolled along the Embarcadero….
With a lot of wind blowing in our hair…
And then we came to the shrine that is the Ferry Building. What else is there to say really. #weateourwaythroughtherestoftheday
First up, Miette. A charming little French sweet shoppe.
The General Store and Farm Fresh To You stand….
Anything green is good.
The gourmet bean store, Rancho Gordo. Where the boys spent a good deal of their time playing with the "touching beans".
The ACME bakery. Just the small alone.
Tasting at the Olive Oil shop. I have found a new love and I am addicted. But I have found a slightly more affordable way to do it. Go to Trader Joe's and buy a small bottle of your favorite flavored oil – basil, garlic and chili all work well. Find the little tin of Trader Joe's truffle salt. Combine the two in a little dish. Dip your favorite bread. I dare you to tell me you are doing a carb free diet after that. Just. Not. Possible. #totally addicted
As a committed mushroom forager, I love looking at every nook and cranny of this shop.
The boys enjoyed themselves here at Boccalone too.
Cowgirl Creamery. Sigh.
I could have tasted every single cheese here. Pretty sure we ate nothing but bread and cheese for the next 2 days after spending too much time here.
As for here at McEvoy Ranch, I could have designed a new collection or two if I had stayed here any longer. Heaven for the eyes. One day I will have a garden that yields this. One day pigs will fly too but you know.
Unfortunately now all the goodies are gone and I am 5 lbs. heavier. I guess I should get off the computer and take a walk. :-)