Monday, March 31, 2008

I am delirious.

took the 7am train to Sacramento. This meant I left the house @ 5am. ouch. Time for ssslleeep

Cabbage is cool.

To the core dude.

I finally made a decision & made my Kale, Cabbage & white bean wonder with a side of asparagus and fresh pea risotto. Damn.

Saturday, March 29, 2008


What to cook? Having friends over for dinner & I'm feeling uninspired...I miss my CSA share! These are my favorite cookbooks, they never fail to get me excited

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Cooking: Garlic Soba Noodles
Listening: Artery Podcast. I heart my KALW. Next, shakin it up to Cymande.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Beards and brews and butterflies

My bearded man & the Bitter End. Made the hour+ wait for Burma Superstar totally worth it.
Veggie Samusas (better than a samosa) + Tofu broccoli noodles + curry catfish& coconut rice. It's all about the subtle sauces and incredible spices.

After a day of hard garden work and even harder garden party drinking---D. dragged my hung over self on a Sunday adventure. First stop: a walk through Golden Gate to stop & check out the dancing roller skaters and the Conservatory of Flowers to see bizarre living Chinese sculptures & butterflies. Cocooned, hatching, and flying everywhere. Some of the cocoons are an amazing jade color. So cool.

Then steamed artichokes with creme fraiche and berlotti beans and a thin crust pizzette with three cheeses, toasted pine nuts & rosemary & a glass of wine. The best Sunday afternoon lunch ever. I won't reveal the name of the Italian place, it is precious and beautiful and has about 4 tables...either I take you there, or you'll stumble upon it yourself. One clue, it's on the way to the Legion of Honor where the most emotional, intense photo exhibit is on display: Annie Leibovitz A Photographer's life She doesn't just shoot photos of celebrities. Its about family, life and death, and most of all love.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Rooftops and atriums - public space in SF

Something good did happen in the 80s--in exchange for building downtown, developers had to provide open space. Map these spaces here and read about them here.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

On the importance of lunchtime walks

True eloquence

Since I'm TV-less & seemingly unconnected lately it took me a day to sit down & listen to Obama's history making speech...'A More Perfect Union'. More moving than words can express. If only we all approached the world with a fraction of his courage and thoughtfulness.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


...and definitely hot. Check it out. Now. The story unfolds in this incredibly realistic and relentlessly heartbreaking way. Another reminder of how little I know about history, especially world history.

Monday, March 17, 2008


The Bike Farmer & Urbanistas go back to the land

More proof that there's a local food movement in the air, it's not just a fad. I could see myself as the bike farmer but I don't think I'm quite ready for the full on farm lifestyle...both stories inspire me to keep on getting dirty in that garden and learn how to grow my own food.

Friday, March 14, 2008


Had my first acupuncture treatment yesterday, it was incredible. I never knew that your tongue holds the secrets of your body. Whoa. I was pricked by 18 needles from head to toe, literally--and left for 20 minutes to meditate and listen to new age music. I wonder if I can bring in my own music next time...

Damn those needles release some crazy energy--I was totally high, maybe not healed but definitely tripping. I normally think of water while attempting this abstraction called meditation (I know, really creative...) and it's usually really fuzzy imagery--but about half way through the treatment I was standing on the front of a boat on some river in Vietnam, cruising. It was so vivid. Totally wild.I'm definitely going back.

A new favorite

Mystery, intrigue, a jazz band, and killer sets. Check out the trailer.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

The Piano Dancer

Keith Jarrett Trio @ Nob Hill Masonic Center!!! The man dances while he plays the piano! While playing absolutely epic improvisations he is groovin, dancing in his own world, the best is when he actually gets up and shakes his booty. But Jack De Johnette captured my heart--there's nothing like a real deal jazz drummer.


Coit Tower is a doable lunch break. There and back + a stop at my favorite Italian deli for a veggie sandwich=1 hour & 10 min. Golden.

Blog dreams.

Last night I dreamt that I was blogging. What is that all about? Mmmmm. At least it's got me blogging again. I've been in a blog rut--or maybe it's just that lately my work days have been consumed by launching a blog for our team. It goes live tomorrow!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

GFE Fundraiser on 04/02 @ Elixir!

Support Garden for the Environment & SFs first green pub--come to Elixir on 04/02, learn about GFE, drink some beers, and tip well (that's the fundraiser part).

Happy Arbor Day on March 8th! Check out Friends of the Urban Forest's celebration: Friends of the Urban Forest is making an un-bee-lievable impact in the Bayview. Join us at our Arbor Day Tree Care Extravaganza and native garden planting @ Willie Brown Academy on 2055 Silver and Revere.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Two words: head stand!

Conquered the head stand last night, thanks to a crazy sergeant of a yogi. I took on my fears of making my neck and back problems even worse and slowly, steadily, knees first, right leg before left, with balance and relaxation stood on my head. And it was great.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Saturday, March 1, 2008