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/


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/



A few months ago, my friend...

Goats! (I "Kid" You Not)

Jun 1, 2014
Goats!  (I "Kid" You Not)

 
 
It's already June 1st! Can you believe it? Where did the month go? Heck, where did the last 5 months go? I know I've been slacking on my posts but I've been trying to get acclimated to my new job. I'm finally getting there, although the early mornings are killing...

Weeknight Dinner: Korean Ground Beef

May 18, 2014
Weeknight Dinner: Korean Ground Beef


I have a little secret- I love those reusable bags that you buy at the grocery store. I have about a dozen of them. You know what kind I'm talking about- Raley's, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods-- pretty much every place sells them or gives them away. The problem is I...

Upcoming events in our region for food lovers

May 11, 2014
Upcoming events in our region for food lovers


Are you looking for some fun food events to attend or get involved in? Here's a few that are coming up in the next few months that might peak your interest:

May 17th: East Sacramento Farmers' Market Grand Opening
8am-1pm
35th Street and Park Way in McKinley Park
info@eastsacfarmersmarket.com or check them...

Shakshuka : It’s a Dish Not a Dance

May 6, 2014
Shakshuka : It’s a Dish Not a Dance

 
So readers I have some exciting news. Next week I'll be starting a new job! I'm nervous and ecstatic about the whole thing. So, until things get settled in a bit, the ol' blog might slow down a skosh. I'll try to keep up though, I promise. However, you might...

Seeing Green : Popularity of Matcha Flavored Products

May 5, 2014
Seeing Green : Popularity of Matcha Flavored Products

One thing I've noticed with Japan is that over the years certain flavors cycle repeatedly in popularity- chestnut (kuri), plum (ume), purple sweet potato (beni imo), and green tea (matcha). You can find the flavors in all kinds of things from ice ...

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