Ally Gaffan

Ally Gaffan Through trial and error I've found the two loves of my life - Mr. S. and food. If I'm not out exploring the world with him then you'll usually find me whipping up various dishes, desserts and small fires in the Grid.

Web Site: http://a-girl-and-her-fork.blogspot.com/


Yakitori Yuchan

Sep 25, 2014
Yakitori Yuchan

109 E Street, Davis, California 95616.  (530) 753-3196

http://www.yakitoriyuchan.com/

It’s finally open!


Six months ago, my friend Kerry gave me the heads up that the design company she works for, Benning Design, had been hired to work on a soon-to-be-opened yakitori place in Davis. The owners, a Japanese couple, anticipated opening Yakitori Yuchan by fall. Since...

Weeknight Dinner: Quickie, Flavorful Mushroom Topping (Perfect for Steak or Roasted Pork)

Sep 25, 2014
Weeknight Dinner: Quickie, Flavorful Mushroom Topping (Perfect for Steak or Roasted Pork)


Ever have those periods in your life where everything speeds by like someone pushed the fast forward button? One minute you’re kickin’ back, a Lady of Leisure, and the next minute, MONTHS have flown by and you’re like, “What the heck? What just happened? How did I get here?...

ABC Bakery

Sep 23, 2014
ABC Bakery


1309 Florin Road, Suite F. Sacramento, CA 95831. (916) 421-4259.

Is there anything better than holding a piping hot bao on a cold day? It’s like a mini-hand heater and a tasty, toasty treat all wrapped up into one. I recently introduced the kidlets to bao. When I brought a box...

Around Town

Sep 16, 2014
Around Town

There's some new stuff popping up around town that I thought I'd share:The Public House Theater will be opening up September 26th at 5440 14th Ave. You can watch movies while enjoying a glass of wine or local brew. They also plan to offer a small menu ...

Food Literacy Fair this Sunday, September 14th

Sep 10, 2014
Food Literacy Fair this Sunday, September 14th

Looking for something fun and educational to take the kidlets to this weekend? Check out this fantastic event put on by the Food Literacy Center:


FREE FOOD LITERACY FAIR TO CELEBRATE
FOOD LITERACY MONTH SEPT. 14

As part of Food Literacy Month in September, local residents can attend the free Food Literacy Fair...

The Parlor : Ice Cream Puffs

Aug 25, 2014
The Parlor : Ice Cream Puffs

2620 Fair Oaks Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95864. (916) 977-3997http://www.theparloricecream.squarespace.com/Sometimes I feel like Mr.S and the kidlets are Satan's little minions. Like this weekend for example, they "forced" me to go try this new dessert pla...

Upcoming Food Events

Aug 24, 2014
Upcoming Food Events



Summer's winding down but the amount of food events are kickin' up, here's just a few:

August 28, 7pm
Kupro's Eat, Drink & Be Merry: This is the first in a series of family style dinners with Chef Marty Hutton and 10 "cullinights" (chefs, writers, growers, farmers, etc.). Tickets are $40 per...

Summer’s Harvest: Savory Tomato Bread Pudding

Aug 18, 2014
Summer’s Harvest: Savory Tomato Bread Pudding

Man, this has been a year of changes! New job in May. A brand-spankin' new car this month--I get to pick it up this weekend. Woo-hoo, I'm sooooo excited! And now a new home next month. Yep, you heard right...I'm moving! Out of my beloved Grid but not t...

Frijoles Borrachos

Aug 10, 2014
Frijoles Borrachos

This weekend, I ended up doing an insane amount of cooking. I was throwing Mr.S a poker party and doing all the food for that, as well as attending a Japanese sweets get together at my buddy, Misa's. I wanted to make a Japanese cotton cheesecake for Misa's party but didn't have time to...

Dukkah-Crusted Scallops

Aug 3, 2014
Dukkah-Crusted Scallops

Lately I've been fiddling around with simple, weeknight recipes. I recently ran across dukkah in the spice aisle and figured I'd give it a try. Dukkah (pronounced DOO-kah)  is an Egyptian blend of ground toasted nuts, seeds and spices. It's quite healthy and nutritious. Dukkah can be sprinkled on meat or veggies but most people enjoy it by combining...

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