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A Collection Part 42

For the first time, we are publishing an “A Collection” post and starting the next one immediately. Hopefully, this means that we can have another one posted within the next six months. These are Veronica’s favorite posts and I even texted her this morning to let her know that she could expect it this evening. These posts are so interesting to me because there is usually little to no content. Instead, it’s a post of 50+ images that I’ve collected over 6 months that evoke something out of me. There’s no rhyme or reason. I can’t go through each photo and say why I chose each one. I just know that it’s important to me, that it means something and resonates with me in some way or another. I’ve never actually talked to Veronica about this, but while this doesn’t hold much content, I almost feel like she probably knows what I’m thinking or how I’m feeling through a collection of images. Maybe you all do! You tell me. :)

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Late At Night I Think About…

Dessert! Boutique ice cream shops are all the rage right now, but I remember way back when I used to beg my Dad to just take me to the local Baskin-Robbins. Those were the DAYS! I watched this video and instantly became hungry. The internet is a dangerous thing sometimes.

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Five Favorite Pins: Cinco de Mayo

Would you believe that I have never had a true Cinco de Mayo celebration?! College doesn’t really count when it’s just a Cinco de Mayo themed party. I’m actually looking forward to celebrating this year if I get the chance though I don’t have any plans lined up yet. While most people are looking forward to the drinks, I’m always looking forward to the food. Here are just a few recipes that I think would contribute to the ultimate Cinco de Mayo party and that will keep your guests fed and happy.

Roasted Strawberry Margarita via Style Me Pretty

Because every party NEEDS to start with a drink.

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The Weekend: 5 Things

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So remember how two days ago I said that I would just do a montly roundup of photos? Well, I’ve got this thing about inconsistency… Actually, I found some extra time to do one of these posts this weekend so I thought I’d just do while it was still relevant and fresh as opposed to waiting till the end of the month. Let’s just say this will vary on a case-by-case basis and call it good.

This past weekend was Caturday at Dolores Park and a few of my co-workers were going so I thought I would just tag along! I wish I loved cats…but let’s just be real here – I’m much more partial to babies and kids than household pets. I figured that if I was going to attend this thing though, I was going to get really into it and the only way to do that was to have someone let me “Simba” their cat. Mission accomplished. Have you ever seen me look this happy?!

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Lately: In April

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I used to love my “The Weekend: 5 Things” post (or was it “5 Things: The Weekend?”) I always got this mixed up! Lately, things have been picking up for me with work, trying to create more original content for Yow Yow! and really just enjoying my life here in the Bay Area that we haven’t been able to do these posts as often. So I’ve decided at the end of the month, we’ll just do a roundup! Some of the pictures will be from my Instagram and a few others will be photos that didn’t make the Instagram cut, but that I still wanted to include.

At the beginning of the month, Mandi and I had a girlfriends date together where we brunched and took a stroll around Hayes Valley. We ended up at the most perfect sweets shop and had to get a photo of their jars with their wallpaper.

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Food in Pretty Gradients

Foodie photography is something that I never get tired of. There’s so many different things that you can do with it and even over the years, I still feel like I’ve never seen the same thing twice. I really loved this series by Seattle-based photographer Brittany Wright because of the color and the different stages of the food from when it looks its best and when it looks its worse and when you no longer want to eat it!

To view the rest of the series, click here.

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Seattle Summer Recipes Anytime

Today is the first time in a long time that it doesn’t really feel like summer in the Bay Area. All week, the forecast has been telling me that today was going to be filled with showers and a bit of lightning so we’re indoors being productive. One of my favorite things about summer in Seattle is the seafood you get to have all season long. Granted, seafood is good pretty much anytime, but it just tastes better in the summer. Plus you get to eat outdoors and stuff and oysters are more in season at the end of summer anyways! Though I’m not much of a cook anymore – let’s just call it a hiatus – that doesn’t mean I don’t have cravings. From my Pinterest board, here are five of my favorite seafood recipes that we believe were made for the summer. We haven’t tried them yet, but maybe you can and let me know what you think!

Crispy Salmon with Strawberry Basil Salsa via Heather Christo

*My go-to fish that I always prepared for friends

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Psychology Behind Restaurant Menus

The Atlantic sat down with  FUDS: A Complete Encyclofoodia from Tickling Shrimp to Not Dying in a Restaurant author, Arthur Meyer, to discuss how restaurant menus trick us into making us hungrier and more loose with our wallet.

…tee hee author Arthur. I did that on purpose.

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Blog Roundup

– Throwback! Facebook is bringing back the “away message.” [Nylon]

– What Spotify users prefer to fall asleep to. Any guesses? [Billboard]

– Anthony Bourdain’s 3 best tips for eating out when traveling abroad [Entrepreneur]

– 20 mistakes inexperienced managers make from an Amazon exec via Quora [Business Insider]

– An illustrative guide to the most annoying trends on Instagram [Distractify]

– Summertime in a cup! Starbucks is introducing your campfire favorite (S’mores!) as a frapp. It will hit stores April 28th and you better believe we’ll be the first to try it! [Refinery29]

– The best food to order at every single major league baseball park [Esquire]

– Late night munchies? SF has got you covered. [Refinery29]

– 5 career mistakes that are OK to make in your 20’s [WhoWhatWear]

– Overdue, but we said goodbye to The Bold Italic :( [The Bold Italic]

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Currently Craving:

I’ve been having a major craving for sweets lately…and Seattle. That could only really mean one thing… it’s time to book a trip home! Thanks to Cupcake Royale for posting this delicious picture that appeared on my Twitter feed today and giving me a nice hungry reminder. These chocolate cupcakes have marshmallow dipped in chocolate to top it off. Yum. Nomzzzz.

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Currently Drinking:

I’ve already been to 85C in San Jose three times now in one week. I’d say we have a problem. I was actually planning on writing a post this week about the different ways that I’ve been saving my money lately and one of those things is because I have stopped drinking Starbucks every day on the reg and instead drinking the Blue Bottle Coffee that is now provided at work. I had a good thing going for me for the last couple of months… until this past week. On Kevin’s last day, we went to 85C for breakfast and I was caught in a whirlwind of delicious and warm pastries, a variety of desserts I could only dream of behind glass cases, and best of all – the sea salt iced coffee. This thing is heaven. I typically don’t drink coffee on weekends because I’m not working as hard and don’t need it, but I found myself making the drive to 85C on Saturday AND Sunday just so I could get this iced coffee. It’s all downhill from here…

I would drink this everyday if I could. There goes that whole saving money thing I established.

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I’m Part of a Recall Y’all!

Actually this is more scary than exciting, but Kraft has called for a re-call for 242,000 boxes of macaroni and cheese because they believe that 6.5 million boxes of mac and cheese might contain pieces of metal!

In a press release the company gave instructions so customers can find out if they’ve bought any of the possibly contaminated boxes. The issue has affected boxes of the “original” flavor size 7.25-oz with the expiration dates September 18, 2015-October 11, 2015. The boxes must also have the code C2 below the expiration date.

In their company statement, Kraft said, “Consumers who purchased this product should not eat it. They should return it to the store where purchased for an exchange or full refund.”

 

I actually just got up to go check my Kraft boxes and discovered, to my surprise, that they are no longer in my cabinets. It’s cool, I guess I’m currently containing metal then.

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Currently Craving:

Oh boy, another late night craving has returned! So tonight I made the mistake of not picking up second dinner for myself when I didn’t eat enough at first dinner because I wanted to make it home in time for the Vanderpump Rules Reunion Pt. 2. The sacrifices I make! And now all I want is just this bowl of pasta pictured above. When I was living in Seattle, I would have no hesitation at all making myself a large pot of pasta late at night at say 9:00 PM and then inviting Veronica over to eat it with me. But now, I’ve reached the ultimate laziness and am making myself wait until the morning when I can actually have breakfast.

Guess it’s a good thing I have an early morning call…

And if you’re looking for the recipe, you’re welcome!

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Currently Craving:

Happy Pi Day!! When I was in college, I would always claim that Pi Day was my favorite school holiday – mostly because I felt no shame in having it for both lunch and dinner. We were completely spoiled by our caterer and would have a selection of 8+ pies to choose from to have with our lunch. Additionally, they’d have one giant apple pie skillet (the largest that I’ve ever seen!) off to the side because HOBviously apple is a popular choice. I had been craving a slice all day and never got it though! Sad day.

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Chef Roy Choi Visits Silicon Valley

Chef Roy Choi paid my office a visit the other day to talk about his new project loc’l with Daniel Patterson and to do a Q&A with my employees and it was awesome. For the last couple of years, I’ve been watching videos on him and his work through Doobybrain the blog that I read on a daily basis and each time I feel like I’m learning so so much not only about what good food really looks like, but why food is important and how it drives him in his work. It felt really special to have him in our office and talking about the things that he’s achieved. I both love and hate these kinds of things because a) it makes me wonder what I’m doing with my own life and then b) I leave these things feeling completely inspired! I’m pretty sure my co-worker and I were messaging each other during this whole talk and saying how we wanted to go change the world after this. I felt like I could especially relate to Roy when he talked about what his childhood looked like with regards to food – always a full fridge and just competely hearty meals prepared every night by our moms. S/o to Moms. His vision for just wanting to feed people is badass. I’m looking forward to trying out some of his food the next time I’m down in LA.

Also, hearing that Roy mentored Jon Favreau while filming “Chef” was super cool. I finally watched the film on Netflix a few weeks back and enjoyed it more than I thought I would.

Roy Choi

This has to go down for being one of my favorite pictures of all time because hello- I’m the most awkward person ever. Probably a truth – Roy didn’t even know I was in the picture until after the picture was taken. I’m like five seconds away from just peeking out from behind his right shoulder.

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