Monthly Archives: October 2011

Ragazza Pizza

Ragazza pizzeria on Divis in the Lower Haight has been on my must-eat-at list for a few months now. Tom makes delicious pizza (homemade crust and all!), with toppings such as apple, potato, and rosemary; pear and prosciutto; and even an awesome grape pizza. So with all this appreciation (read: snobbery) for pizza, I love when we find a pizza place that satisfies those cravings when we’re too tired to make it ourselves.

I love cucumbers, perhaps because it soaks up surrounding flavors so well. So I had to get the heirloom tomato & serpentine cucumber salad with stracciatella, basil & balsamic vinaigrette. Did not disappoint!



And here is our delicious pizza we gobbled down. I was so hungry I could not wait to eat before taking a picture.



Black mission figs with caramelized onions, basil, Val d’Aosta fontina & speck (’cause you know I love cured meats!). The crust seemed to lack a little bit of flavor. Perhaps could have used a bit of salt. But the texture was good. And overall, this pizza was delicious. And our caraffe of Chianti Classico by Castello di Meleto melded everything together nicely. Can’t wait to go back!

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Will you be the one who’s gonna help save Amit?




Or, in the process, save the life of someone else?

Please register for National Marrow Donor program. Amit Gupta, SF resident and entrepreneur, created Photojojo, the awesome photography blog-newsletter-store that inspires creativity. And Amit has leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant.

Photojojo is great. I’ve been a fan since forever and was so thrilled to come on board as a product photographer. I only recently started contracting with PJJ, creating product shots for their store, like the awesome vintage Polaroid Land Camera. I met Amit briefly when I interviewed. And although I didn’t get a chance to talk with him for more than a moment, he was very welcoming and nice to me. He gives off a good energy. People love him and are willing to go to great lengths to help him out:

Seth Godin is offering $10,000 to the person who matches and donates.

Virgin American gave him a plane ticket.

The whole Bay Area tech community is rallying for Amit.

NY is hosting a cheek-swabbing party for Amit.

And now I want to ask you all to register (if you haven’t already). It’s free, it’s easy. It’s even kinda fun to swab your cheek.

And who knows? Perhaps you will be the one to save a life.

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Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market


Saturday morning was beautiful. My kiddo was at a sleepover so I could sleep in and not have to start the day repeating myself over and over. Tom came back from his group run and declared that it’s a perfect day to ride our bikes to the Ferry Building and get some yummies at the farmer’s market. So that’s what we did.


Mouth watering fruit!



Can you believe that I didn’t like pears when I was a kid? I missed out on so much yummy goodness!



Nothing like a box of apples to remind you of the arrival of Autumn.



Grapes are like natures chips. You can’t eat just one.
grapes


More purple food goodness.



You say “To-may-to.” I say “Yum!”



We bought some awesome ingredients for that night’s dinner salad (watermelon radish, carrots, leafy greens, dried fruit), then meandered back inside the Ferry Building and noshed on steamed pork buns.



A perfect morning!

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Thanks, Steve

Clouds

I know I’m late to the Steve Jobs memorial bandwagon, but wanted to express my appreciation and gratitude for all he gave to us. Like da Vinci, Jobs showed the world that you can combine art, functionality, intelligence, beauty, and innovation together. We can be inspired, push ourselves, and in turn inspire others.

(you can see some of my pics from the Steve Jobs vigil at Dolores Park on Huffington Post and Mission Local)

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Going Up!

elevator self-portrait

Yup, a self-portrait. I wanted to capture this huge mirror in the lobby of my cousin’s condo building, and just managed to snap this before the elevator doors closed. It takes up the entire wall. Hubster’s got that look on his face of him humoring my attempt to take a picture of the mirror even though he knows I just want yet another pic of myself. And where’s my daughter?

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