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/


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...

Guerneville : Boon Eat +Drink

Jul 28, 2014
Guerneville : Boon Eat +Drink

16248 Main Street, Guerneville, CA 95446. (707) 869-0780
http://eatatboon.com/

During my recent work trip, many of the locals were kind enough to offer restaurant recommendations. One place I kept hearing about repeatedly was Boon Eat + Drink. It was pricier than what my work per diem allowed but one of my coworkers and I decided...

Russian River Trip : Cafe Aquatica

Jul 26, 2014
Russian River Trip : Cafe Aquatica

So last week, I went on my first work trip with my new job. We got to spend 5 days in the lovely Russian River area. The scenery in that part of California was beautiful (billowy fog, clear blue water and loads and loads of trees, flowers and greenery), not to mention it was...

Beat the Heat by Stopping Into Vic’s Café

Jul 6, 2014
Beat the Heat by Stopping Into Vic’s Café

3193 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95818.  (916) 475-1223.http://cafevics.comMr. S. and I have a ritual that's been going for awhile now. Every other week after his haircut, we meet up at Vic's and get two coffees to-go, we then either walk arou...

Jujube-Ginger Tea

Jul 5, 2014
Jujube-Ginger Tea

If you've ever spent any time wandering around the produce section of an Asian supermarket, you've probably run across these:The ziziphus jujube goes by many names- but most commonly it's called a red date, Chinese date or jujube. It's part of the...

Ippuku

Jun 18, 2014
Ippuku

2130 Center Street, Berkeley, CA 94704. (510) 665-1969     
http://www.ippukuberkeley.com/



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