Monday, January 26, 2015

Our Favorite SAG Awards Looks

Lupita Nyong'o in Elie Saab
Keira Knightley in Erdem
Naomi Watts in Balenciaga
Tatiana Maslany in Oscar de la Renta
Rosamund Pike in Christian Dior
Reese Witherspoon in Giorgio Armani
Emma Stone in Dior Couture
Julianne Moore in Givenchy
Viola Davis in Max Mara
All images via Google

Friday, January 23, 2015

Favorite Hike: Land's End

San Francisco boasts a plethora of outdoor spaces for residents and visitors to enjoy, all part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.  One standout part of it is in the NW corner of the city, at Land's End.  One of the most popular trails there is part of the California Coastal trail, which we have hiked in Marin before, and which takes hikers down to the famous Sutro Baths toward Ocean Beach.  You can park off the Lincoln Highway and work your way down to the trail head from there.  This hike is fairly easy, only about a mile long, and has stunningly beautiful views of the Bay, ocean, and surrounding landscapes.  We highly recommend it at sunset.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Recipe: Sweet & Spicy Carrots

3 lbs. carrots, peeled
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons California chili powder
2 teaspoons cumin seeds
1 lemon, sliced
salt and pepper to taste

- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Whisk together syrup, olive oil, garlic, chili powder and cumin seeds.
- Place carrots in a baking dish and coat with syrup mixture. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and lemon slices.
- Roast until carrots are cooked through, about 35 minutes.

Serves 10.