The Glutton Suggests:
A Day of Eating (and a Little Shopping) in SF

This was in an email I sent to Style Sud-Est, who was traveling to San Francisco in April.
Since I'm going up there on Thursday, I thought it was finally time to share!
Breakfast: Pork Store
1451 Haight St (between Masonic Ave & Ashbury St) San Francisco, CA 94117
Best is location on Haight, then you can walk the street and find TREASURES!
For instance, Mendel's, a fantastic fabric/craft shop with lots of old stock -- their fake fur selection is outstanding!

Walk around and window shop, you'll want to be hungry for...
Late lunch/early dinner: Swan Oyster Depot $$$
1517 Polk St (between California St & Sacramento St) San Francisco, CA 94109
Only open until 5:30pm!
Small, crowded, you sit at a bar.
Worth the long line, suggest going around 2-3pm.

Feel like some ice cream?
Bi-Rite Creamery
3692 18th St (between Dolores St & Oakwood St) San Francisco, CA 94110
On other side of street is their market
stock up on goodies to take home with you.
Claire's Squares are a perennial favorite in our house.
Also good is their deli section, and check the olive/salad takeaway area -- lots of great items for al fresco dining in nearby Mission Dolores Park, or wherever

What? Still hungry?

Late night burrito: El Farolito
2779 Mission St (between 24th St & 23rd St) San Francisco, CA 94110
Nothing like the Mission district at night!


Zucchini Sandwich Pickle Recipe

Are you being squashed by zucchini in your garden? This is a sweet sandwich pickle.

2 lbs small (6”) zucchini
2 small onions – peeled + sliced
1/4c salt

2c sugar
2c white vinegar
3tsp pickling spices -- McCormick’s is good mix
1tsp tumeric

Slice zucchini + onions into bowl, add salt
cover with water
Let stand for at least 3 hours
(place plate on top to keep submerged)

Combine other ing in large saucepan
Bring to boil
Add slices, let stand for at least 2 hours
(place plate on top to keep submerged)

Sterilize jars

Bring mixture to a boil for 5 minutes
Pack in sterilized jars
process 10 min boiling bath

OK to increase quantities 

I got this from a cookbook that was entirely zucchini recipes. Can't remember name of it...
[6-2016] I think it came from here:
Preserving the Fruits of the Earth, Stanley Schuler ASIN: B000O73HXG


Gluttony at Art Camp

I spent the past week at Idyllwild Arts, taking a Narrative Figure Painting workshop with Rebecca Campbell.
It was fantastic, and got me started on a new painting series.

Today, however, I'm sharing the shots of what I was calling "veg on a saucer" when I posted them on Instagram. There is an odd compositional logic happening, in an institutional sort of way.
Monday's 5-6 dried out carrots got me started, they looked so absurd:
Funny, no?
Ah, the joys of boarding school food...