Rainy Day Adventures

Big things are coming! I did not post last week because I was busy outlining what direction I wanted to take with this blog. A few months ago, I would not change this blog for anything. As of today, I feel like there is so much potential that I am not utilizing. After I work out all the minor details, I will be a little less mysterious about everything but I am really excited guys.

To show how mysterious things are in my world, I included this picture below from my first trip to Tartine Bakery. I know, I am thinking the exact same thing. How have I, Tara- local food blogger of San Francisco, not visited Tartine Bakery before? If you did not know, it is only one of the most admired bakeries in the nation. I think they are a few years from becoming a household name if they are not already.

From all the pictures I took in front of their huge whisks and pots, this candid of me blowing into my hands (from the cold. ps: what is the cold? this warm californian sun makes me a little forgetful) was the best out of the bunch.

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We went on Cesar Chavez Day (no school, wahoo!) and the line was not too bad. Only out the door and half way around the block, no biggie. I can only imagine how it is on the weekends.

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I never mind waiting as long as I get the goods at the end of the day. In this case, a cappuccino and a box full of treasured pastries.

Taylor and I shared a chocolate croissant in the car since we did not want to spoil our appetite before lunch. 🙂

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I missed the excitement of Eataly and tried to find the closest place to fill my craving for a perfect salami sandwich. I heard about the Salumeria a few weeks ago from a friend and decided that it was the perfect place to go. It even has the word salami (or salumi…whatever) in their name!

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We ordered the charcuterie plate (last thing on the menu). I even convinced Taylor to try the terrine, today was a good day. 🙂

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We also chose the arugula salad and salami sandwich to accompany our cured meat extravaganza.

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Friends, do not think I would forget to show you the heavenly pastries of Tartine. We did a mini-tasting at the house and split everything into three. I cannot remember everything here but some of the treats were shortbreads, Mexican wedding cookies and coconut balls.

Let’s not forget about the chocolate eclair (divine) in the back and croissant.

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PS: Look who I met yesterday for brunch?!

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Dixya is just as sweet in real life as she comes across with her online persona. I cannot wait for her to come back again as soon as possible!

How many bloggers have you had the pleasure of meeting?