Felina

This weekend was the one year anniversary of my most badassery event to date.

Tough Mudder!

Most of us do not really hang out as much anymore due to scheduling and other things, but I’ll always have these awesome memories with them because of our camaraderie.

I came home a few days ago only to find a wooden Mallard duck sitting on my bed. Not only was it really random but a little creepy as well.

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Turns out it was re-gifted to me by one of my roommates that just moved out. Who would want to give up such a charming piece of decor is a surprise to me.

I haven’t been feeling well this weekend so I have been trying to keep it somewhat low key. I stumbled upon a free Italian cooking and invited one of my favorite people to come with me.

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The class was hosted by Delverde pasta company. They started their first US tour in NYC and it was such a success that they decided to come to the best city in the world, San Francisco. Our three Italian cooks were so funny and I feel like they should have their own cooking show.

It was hosted at Alessi‘s flagship store and I also bought a pair of espresso cups to use with my Gran Maestria. No more needing to use shot glasses to drink my morning espresso!

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They taught us how to make a zucchini and prosciutto pasta salad with cream sauce from scratch. It was so delicious and I will post the recipe for you one day soon.

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Love you Abs and thanks for coming! 🙂 I had to resize the picture because it looked really scary with our heads being so big. If you stare long enough, our eyes will steal your soul.

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Now to stop beating around the bush, the highlight of my weekend was of course the season finale of Breaking Bad. I’m still thinking if I was happy with the ending. I’ll let you know when I figure it out. What made the experience even better was me eating San Tungs take-out for dinner.

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Anyone that has lived in the city knows that these are like serious crack and the restaurant is one of the few Chinese restaurants that has a 1-2 hour wait every night. Even waiting for them to be ready took over 40 minutes.

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So worth it though. Tell me when you come to San Francisco and I will take you.

Good-bye Breaking Bad! Last night was the end of a legacy.

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Sorry for not keeping up with everyone’s blog these past few days. I have been all over the place but I’m excited to start reading again tomorrow. I find so much inspiration, funny stories and new information every day because of you guys. Hugs! /end corny

Have you ever attended a cooking class? What did you think of the finale?

Three’s Company

Everyone believes they were the cutest kid ever, but is it truly narcissistic of me to really think I was the most adorable?

I was reminiscing on my childhood, decided to dust off the old photo-albums and take a stroll down memory lane.

Also, I do not think that way of myself now (because adults are never as cute as children, unfortunately), but I mean come on…

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Stop it.

I do admit though, I had a few awkward stages before five. My hair did not grow in until I was ~two years old, I mainly dressed like a Chinese boy and my mom cut my bangs by placing a piece of scotch tape horizontally across and cutting it off with scissors. You can see the unevenness in the bottom left picture, thanks mom…

Moving on, look at what I spotted while going out Friday night. Yes, it is the Creme Brûlée Cart! I know it’s going to be a good week when I get to eat creme brûlée twice in a week. I forgot that they park in the Castro late nights.

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I am a traditional vanilla bean girl myself, but how can I resist a berry compote? It was as if heaven rained down, fired the torch to glaze the sugar, blew me a kiss and floated back up. As if all the evil on earth decided to take a day off and only delicious and positive energy stayed. It felt like the warmth of blowing out candles on a birthday cake with all of your favorite people surrounding you.

It was magical. I might of even went back and got another one, which would not have been too difficult because I finished it before we started the car.

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I feel bad for the caprese salad pictured below because it has to compete with my ode to creme brûlée, but it also looks pretty sexy if I say so myself.

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I also ate at Company on Guerrero St. over the weekend. I have been meaning to try this place because I wanted to visit a certain someone…

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The decor is very…my mind draws a blank. What kind of vintage of this restaurant and logo font? Help a girl out here.

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My friend Cal was our waiter! He has worked there for the longest time and I’m so thrilled to finally get a chance to experience the A++ service.

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He gave us a tasting of the Crispy Confit Chicken Wings w/ red jalapeños and basil. A little too sweet for my taste but still enjoyable overall.

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I was so excited when this came, the Steak Frites with parmesan-herb frites, cab reduction and chimichurri sauce. It was cooked to perfection and I almost didn’t share. The Company was offering a $25 prefix for two plates of your choice (picking between appetizer, entree and desert), so I picked a main plate and after sweets. I had to add an additional cost for the steak but I have no regrets.

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Last but not least, the orange buttermilk Panna Cotta with raspberry and rose syrup.

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Hate to cut this post short but Breaking Bad starts in exactly three more minutes. Wouldn’t miss it for the world!

EDIT: Just came back from watching BrBa. I don’t know how I feel.

How cute was I on a 10 scale? Also, Breaking Bad open discussion in comments (no spoilers for people who haven’t watched it yet). Feelings on this episode?