I finally started using one of the Small Square Recipe journals, to have my own feedback and I love it! I have heard from people that they might prefer lines, but I personally ( I guess) am a no-line person:
Two of my favorite places in the Bay Area are now selling our products. First one is Arch. Arch is an art supply store in my neighborhood, and I go there almost every week for my supplies. I love Otto, the store doggie even though he harasses me every time, and everything there is beautiful!
We had spent a long weekend at Loon Lake (in the Eldorado National Forest) and
Calistoga and took a quick break from the work which had been busy for a while,
as John and Minh are focusing on their facility search, and I have short work
days to the my new nap schedule…
Loon Lake is a small, very clear, beautiful lake near Lake Tahoe. As I can not really carry a backpack due to
my bump, we did car camping at one of the sites and other than some loud
neighbors, it turned out to be a very relaxing stay. The only trouble was our
little tent, an alpinist one that people usually use during several day hikes
not to carry much weight. It is only for two people and their load, and you can
not even sit in it. Well, we had to share it with Buddy, who did not want to
sleep outside, and that turned out to be a little rough as he stretches and
kicks us during his sleep.
As we did not do early reservations, we could only stay at
the camp site for two nights and decided to spend our last night in Calistoga
at a B&B that had a dog friendly room the last minute. Hillcrest B&B was a hilarious
place (and very lucky for Buddy) as the owner lets the dogs move around
off-leash and even swim in the pool. It has around 7 rooms, and all the patrons
had at least one dog. It was doggy heaven…
Calistoga, being one of our favorite towns was again fun. We
had a nice dinner and a summer night’s walk, then went to sleep, again with
Buddy in the bed as he was so used to. Saturday, on our way back to San Francisco, we stopped
at one winery, Regusci, did a
little tasting, let Buddy run around as the winery itself had five dogs around
and drove back.
I finally own a few pieces from my beloved Heath Ceramics! Here are two of them:
Even though they are famous nationwide, their small factory is located really close to San Francisco, in Sausalito. I once took the factory tour, which was really informative and sweet, as you could see some equipment they use which is really old and they modify for their use with pipes and cables. The whole factory has an old sci-fi movie feeling. You can also see the seconds, irregulars, things did not work out but turn into something great.
These pieces were seconds from their new DWR line, and it sounds like we could get them even before the actual line is available, how exciting! They are seconds because they have little defects which are really hard to see...