Home Sweet Home

Visiting home was so refreshing. It was just lovely being home during fall and relaxing with family and good friends. Oh, and lots of good food...must admit how I miss the yummy food we are so blessed with in the Bay Area. Anyway, here are some of the highlights of my visit (going back in time.....)Family dinner at French restaurant Jojo in Oakland. Chocolate Souflé Cake with Black Currant Tea Crême Anglaise (OMG so goooooooood! Very chocolately and not too sweet)
No longer a veggie I went for the Duck Confit with potato apple gratin, carrots and sauteed chicory (this was divine!)
Visit to my best friend's parent's home. I love it b/c it is so cozy and they have the best backyard b/c they are magical and can grow anything...so many fond memories in front of the blueberry bush......mmm Here's a pic of some cool hanging flowers
My sis in front of the house!
cool looking mosaic orb garden decoration
Me as Ugly Bettey (these are all clothes I had at my house back home...funny thing is when I arrived at the party my friends did not even know if I was wearing a costume or not)
Japan Town, SF-Men's Pocky? Lost in translation perhaps? LOL these are very funny....Saw these in the Ichiban Kan Different Things! Store (they have great random cheap Japanese stuff to buy! ***I didn't buy any of these tho)
Korean Food in Noe Valley, SF-mouth watering BBQ chicken sandwhich with kimchi, and salad of bean sprouts and cucumbers (best lunch ever!)

cool tin/chocolate store with boxes of photos of street names in SF
my sis and I in a pumpkin patch, Gizditch Ranch
My my olalaberry pie!
yummy pie mmmmmmmmmmm

Me in SF! For browsing and Samba dancing!
Ethiopian food in Berkeley! mmmm
Cool looking wooden dress in Antropology
My best friend's delicious cake mmmm maybe she will share the recipe?
Dinner party with great friends!



Laura said...

The recipe is super-dumper easy. You need:
1 box devils food cake mix
1 large box of chocolate fudge instant pudding
3/4 cup of oil
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups sour cream
1/2 cup coffee liquor + 2 tablespoons raspberry liquor if you have it
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350

Oil and flour a bundt pan

Combine all the ingredients except choc. chips and mix until very smooth, approx. 3 minutes with an electric mixer. Fold in chocolate chips. Pour into pan.

Bake for 45 minutes or until a knife or a tooth pick can be inserted and comes out clean.

Cool for 10 minutes, transfer onto a plate and then cover with chocolate sauce, fruit, or powdered sugar.

Miss you and love you. I didn't know my parent's house was magical!

Laura said...

Ha ha--I wrote super-dumper instead of super-duper. LOL


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