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/


Stress-Free Lamb Burgers

Sep 30, 2015
Stress-Free Lamb Burgers

Ever have one of those weeks? I've just been a giant ball of stress and anxiety for days now and I can't quite put my finger on any one thing that is triggering it.  PMS, the kidlets, lack of sleep, work? The stupid house alarm going off in the mi...

Pig Pickin’ Cake

Sep 27, 2015
Pig Pickin’ Cake

Ok, I know autumn supposedly started Wednesday but it still feels really hot to me. I walked over to Weatherstone with a buddy for some coffee today and I was sweating...errrr, glistening!...on the walk back.  Fall can't come soon enough. Maybe it...

Cup of Joe

Jul 1, 2015
Cup of Joe

Ugh! I'm stuck at home today. Woke up feeling under the weather and a bit nauseated.  Mr. S can attest to the fact that I'm a horrible patient. I start feeling quite grumpy when I'm regulated to the bed. Don't get me wrong, I love sleeping in but ...

San Francisco : The Kabuki

Jun 7, 2015
San Francisco : The Kabuki

Every once in awhile, Mr. S and I like to go for a quick get away to SF. Nothing is usually on the agenda, just a quick overnight to relax, eat some good food and of course partake in some Philz Coffee. We usually squeeze in a trip to Japantown while we’re there. I...

Sesame-Soy Grilled Asparagus

May 18, 2015
Sesame-Soy Grilled Asparagus


Wow, I’m so glad April is OVER. Shortly after I posted about my mom passing, the car vandalism and someone doing a hit and run on the rental…someone broke into our locked backyard while we were at work and stole some locked bikes and expensive lawn equipment.  Can you...

Chile-Garlic Broiled Salmon with Ginger Yogurt Sauce

Apr 19, 2015
Chile-Garlic Broiled Salmon with Ginger Yogurt Sauce


Last night, Mr.S and I had dinner at a small restaurant in the SOMA district of San Francisco, called Fringale.  I had dined there about 5-6 years ago with my friend Grace and had really enjoyed my meal there, so I talked Mr.S. into going back there to...

Matzo Brei : One of Life’s Perfect Foods

Apr 6, 2015
Matzo Brei : One of Life’s Perfect Foods


Recent conversation with Kidlet #1 over a breakfast of matzo brei:

Kidlet #1: This is good, what's it made of?

Me: Crushed matzo crackers and egg.

Kidlet #1: What's that?

Me: An unleavened bread. They're like giant crackers. My dad used to buy them for me when I was a kid.  I'd put...

LG Appliances Has The Worst Customer Service Ever

Apr 5, 2015
LG Appliances Has The Worst Customer Service Ever

Happy Passover and Easter everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. I've been swamped lately with what seems like a never ending list of house projects. Gah! The past two weeks, Mr.S and I have been busy getting the spring garden in order (although we have no idea...

Back from Hawaii – Aloha! ☺

Mar 15, 2015
Back from Hawaii – Aloha! ☺

For the past year, I've been feeling an insatiable sense of wanderlust.  Most recently my inner travel bug was screaming:

 
 
So Mr. S and I took a little adventure (sans kidlets) to the magical island of sand, hula girls and malasadas last week. Since he had never been to the Land...

Meyer Lemon Blueberry Bread

Feb 21, 2015
Meyer Lemon Blueberry Bread

Has it really been 2.5 months since I've last blogged?  JHC, life these days has been...complicated, to say the least.  I transferred jobs, my mom's cancer came back and she's now in hospice and I've had some other personal issues that I've b...

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