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  1. Increasing Access to Healthy, Affordable Food: #DrinkGoodDoGood (Sponsored)

    This is a sponsored post in partnership with Naked Juice and Wholesome Wave. All words and opinions are our own and we’re sharing this cause with you because we truly believe in its positive impact on our local and national community. Thank you for supporting the brands that help us do what we do! One Continue…

    Having access to fresh produce is a luxury, and one that many people don’t have.

  2. Home Bar: Gestalt’s Perception

    Tiki drinks seem to be popping up everywhere in my social media feeds these days. And why not? They’re beautifully presented and perfect for serving up a large dose of distraction from the daily grind. In the past, I’ve often questioned the appeal of tiki bars, especially the drinks — I found them to be Continue…

  3. Rosemary Vanilla Bean Lemonade

    It’s starting to feel like ‘go time.’ My belly is measuring 36 inches. We’re in the very ripest part of summer — when everything feels like it’s dripping in juice. The San Francisco fog has been accompanied by an usual amount of humidity and, unfortunately, mosquitos. And my ability to finally indulge in a glass Continue…

  4. Summer Spaghetti with Fresh Tomatoes and Basil

    I just finished reading my friend Jess’s fantastic new book. We finally (finally!) met in person about a month ago after spending years following each other on the Internet — I couldn’t believe it. There we were in Golden Gate Park, with our husbands and kids and soon-to-be kids (mine, not hers). Jess’s writing is Continue…

  5. ExclusiveSpicy Michelada

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    makes one 2 tablespoons of kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon of chili powder 2 ounces of fresh lime juice (from about 3 limes) 1 ounce of tomato juice 1/2 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce 6 ounces of Mexican beer (Corona, Pacifico) hot sauce, to taste (we used Tabasco) 1. Combine the salt and chili powder in a Continue…

  6. ExclusiveMango Paletas with Chili

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    makes about ten 3 ripe mangos, roughly chopped juice from 1/2 lime 1/3 cup of sugar chili powder, to taste 1. Combine the mango, lime juice, and sugar in a blender and puree until mostly smooth (leave some small chunks of mango). 2. Transfer the mixture to a popsicle mold (you may need wooden popsicle Continue…

  7. ExclusivePacific Coast Shrimp Cocktail

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    serves four 1 pound of medium shrimp, peeled and de-veined 1 small lemon, quartered 1/2 teaspoon of black peppercorns 1 bay leaf 1 large cucumber, peeled and diced 1 avocado, pitted and diced 1/2 jalapeno, seeded and finely diced 1/2 lime, juiced 2 cups of tomato juice 2 tablespoons of ketchup 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon Continue…

  8. ExclusiveFresh Calamari Spaghetti

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    serves four 1/2 pound of dried spaghetti 1 teaspoon of red chili flakes 3 large garlic cloves, minced 1/4 cup of olive oil 1 pound of squid, cleaned (see Note) chopped chives or parsley Parmesan cheese, for serving salt and freshly ground pepper 1. Fill a large pot with water and season with a bit Continue…

  9. ExclusiveHerby Marinated Mushrooms

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    serves four 1 pound of crimini mushrooms, stems removed 2 tablespoons of olive oil kosher salt (about a teaspoon, more or less to taste) 1 tablespoon of finely chopped basil 1 tablespoon of finely chopped parsley 1 teaspoon of dried marjoram 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano 3 cloves of garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon of freshly Continue…

  10. ExclusiveHot Apricots with Lemon Verbena Whipped Cream

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    serves four 6 ripe apricots, pits removed handful of fresh lemon verbena leaves 3/4 cup of heavy whipping cream 2 tablespoons of honey (more or less, to taste) 1 tablespoon of butter, melted 1/4 cup of shelled pistachios, roughly chopped 1. Preheat your oven broiler and place the apricots cut-side up on a lined baking Continue…

  11. Jersey-ish Salad

    There was a time when I was a die-hard Jersey girl. New Jersey was the first place I ever lived in America and for a girl who had a sizable collection of Bazooka Joe comics growing up (so much so that her collection was deemed ‘suspicious’ by a stern Russian official examining her backpack on Continue…

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