October 28, 2010

Family, Food and Dancing in California

A Day on the Beach in California

Mexican lunch

Rainbow Chard

A Day on the Beach in California

Kneading Cavatelli Dough



It means enjoying time with my amazing sister, nieces and nephews, strawberries and sushi, treating myself to a pedicure, the gorgeous beaches along Monterey Bay, Peanut Buster Parfaits, laughing until I cry at my brother in law's witty sense of humor, much missed Mexican food, pastries and cakes from Gayle's Bakery, dancing in the kitchen (photos of which will not been shared to protect the innocent), wearing UGG boots without shame and cooking up Italian feasts with my dad and grandma.

Thankfully all the dancing in the kitchen helps to burn off the calories from all the eating. Pin It


Veronica said...

That beach looks so amazing! And I wish I had an Italian granny to show me stuff like that :)

spacedlaw said...

Wonderful pictures. I envy you the Mexican food.
You sound like you ar ehaving a great time (despite the unearthly waking time).

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Fantastic photos and I just love that rainbow chard. Diane

Andi said...

It's what I always ate when I came back to the U.S. from France: sushi and Mexican food. You are in my neck of the woods, I am up in San Fran and love the Monterey area!

Anonymous said...

just don't wear those UGGS with shorts!

croquecamille said...

Those tacos look excellent! So do the berries, for that matter. Wish they weren't so expensive here!

wcs said...

Enjoy your trip!

Chez Loulou said...

She's amazing. 93 and going strong!

Mexican food is one of the things I miss most about the States.
Having a great time and the jet lag is worth it!

Isn't the chard gorgeous? I've never seen it in France. Have you?

How was your trip to France?
I love this area of California! My sister lives in a beautiful place, and San Francisco is one of my most favorite cities. You're fortunate to live there.

I wouldn't even think of it.

I miss berries too. Especially blueberries! I used to eat pounds and pounds of them in the summer.
But now I eat pounds and pounds of figs! :)

Thanks! So far I'm having a great time and my nephew's wedding is tomorrow so the festivities have officially begun!

Nadege said...

Have a wonderful time! (Pacific Grove is one of my favorite spot).

Sharon T said...

There really is no place like home, is there? :)

Creative Polyglot said...

A feast for eyes. A very nice blog.

Chez Loulou said...

Thanks! Never been to Pacific Grove, but love Monterey Bay and the whole area.

It is really wonderful to have this time with my family.

Glad you're enjoying it. Thanks for commenting.

Shelley said...

Rainbow chard indeed! Gorgeous pic!

Chez Loulou said...

Isn't that the most beautiful chard? I wish I could find it in France!