A Breath, and Then A Step Forward

Dear readers, This is it…two days from now I'll be walking down the aisle, and I'll officially become Mrs. Pastrygirl. Or I suppose you can call my fiance Mr. Pastrygirl from now on! I'll be away from Dessert First for the next couple of weeks – we're not going on honeymoon just yet, but we […]...

{SF} Taste of the Nation – The Best from SF's Chefs

Organizing the the San Francisco Food Bloggers' Bake Sale was not only hugely fun, but also made me (and all the other participants) feel good about helping out Share our Strength. I was further impressed by the breadth of Share Our Strength's fundraising efforts when I learned they also organize a series of culinary benefits […]...

365 Tomorrows Later

There is a quote, “Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.” Kind of puts all the late-night existential fretting in perspective, doesn’t it? Or perhaps I’m just lucky. Today was my birthday, and I knew yesterday it would be a wonderful tomorrow, with well wishes from family and friends from near and afar. I’ve […]...

Where Strawberries Come From

  Ok, a couple weeks late, but I wanted to do a recap of my visit to the land of strawberries – or, at least, the next best place – Cassin Ranch in Watsonville, a producer of berries for Driscoll’s. The plastic clamshells with the Driscoll’s label are a familiar sight in grocery stores in […]...