Life in a Skillet
"Beer speaks people mumble" - what an odd slogan @lagunitas

"Beer speaks people mumble" - what an odd slogan @lagunitas

Because an “amuse bouche” should actually be amusing

Because an “amuse bouche” should actually be amusing

There are some things – images, tastes, sounds – that separate the forest and the trees, the dancer and the dance, the beautiful and the sublime. You stumble across them in the most unlikely moments, making every encounter with magnificence that much more magnificent.

Here is one of those things – the most “amusing” amuse bouche ever:

amuse bouche sierramar

This, straight from the imagination of Post Ranch’s Sierra…

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Dirty car with a sense of humor!

Dirty car with a sense of humor!

Everything Eats: Humpback Whales in the Monterey Bay

Everything Eats: Humpback Whales in the Monterey Bay

Truly one of the most amazing, magical, unusual sights in the world:

HumpbackNewBrightonYes – that’s a whale. A humpback whale, lunge feeding less than 20 yards from shore near New Brighton State Beach in Santa Cruz County. The humpbacks showed up a month or so ago, following massive schools of anchovies into the Monterey Bay. I used to get a thrill seeing far-distant spouts from the beach. NEVER did I think whales…

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#cat lady feeds the feral felines at #Seacliff but #raccoons beat them to the food. Bad deal all around (at Seacliff State Beach)

#cat lady feeds the feral felines at #Seacliff but #raccoons beat them to the food. Bad deal all around (at Seacliff State Beach)

Saigon sandwich: roast pork, cilantro, red chillis, pickled carrots and radishes. Dip in a bowl of rich pho. Perfect end to an eat your way through San Francisco weekend.  (at Fog City)

Saigon sandwich: roast pork, cilantro, red chillis, pickled carrots and radishes. Dip in a bowl of rich pho. Perfect end to an eat your way through San Francisco weekend. (at Fog City)

Deviled eggs with bacon and quinoa (at Fog City)

Deviled eggs with bacon and quinoa (at Fog City)

Miyagis for brunch (at Fog City)

Miyagis for brunch (at Fog City)

Happy happy happy. This is not all mine, btw  (at Coqueta)

Happy happy happy. This is not all mine, btw (at Coqueta)

Insane pistachio, pomegranate, spinach, polenta side with al dente Yukon gold potatoes. Did not even need the bacon wrapped quail (at Boulevard Restaurant)

Insane pistachio, pomegranate, spinach, polenta side with al dente Yukon gold potatoes. Did not even need the bacon wrapped quail (at Boulevard Restaurant)