This Weekish: A Recap

6:24 PM Kari R. 0 Comments

I know most of you have been dying for updates. So here is a brief re-cap of things I’ve been working on and reasons for while I’ve been social and haven’t had the time to update the blog...

Top Chef Masters: No surprise, Mr. Hubert Keller ended up making his way to the Top Chef Masters circle with his hearty dishes that were creative and seasoned. I mean, the guy made Mac-in-Cheese for college kids in a real dorm room. He got major kudos for improvising - I mean seeing a Frenchie run back and forth to the men’s restroom using the sink and shower to make sure his pasta wasn’t overcooked was priceless.

I am excited to see which four chefs will be competing this week…

Reminder: Top Chef Masters is on Wednesday’s at 10 pm on Bravo.

Sunset Magazine’s Celebration Weekend: Last Sunday, I attended Sunset Magazine’s Celebration Weekend. First off, if you attend this event I strongly recommend that you go early to avoid the crowds. There was a range of people that attended from hippies to families to young people like me looking for some free food. Overall, it was super fun – the ENTIRE Sunset HQ is open where you can walk along the hundreds of booths to see what vendors are selling, eat amazing food or check out Sunset’s kitchen and ask questions about how recipes make it into the magazine.

Hopefully, you don’t get suckered in like my mom and end up stopping off at all the booths to talk to each sales guy/girl.

It was fun to go early since you were able to easily make you way to the free samples of Tillamook cheese, jello, meat, olives, olive oil, etc.

My Mom picked me up a copy of the “Mustards Grill Napa Valley Cookbook” and I was able to meet Cindy Pawlcyn, the chef of Mustards Grill in Napa. A pleasant woman with some great looking hearty recipes – I can’t wait to try a few out.

After mingling around and getting some food, I saw some kids walking around with ice cream. I figured I couldn’t pass that up since I wanted to make sure I got my dairy intake for the day…. KICKS Cookies and Ice Cream had a little cart where I was able to get a fresh cookie ice cream sandwich. KICKS prides itself on the fresh cookies (made daily), no artificial or trans fats and natural ingredients. KICKS is located in the heart of Willow Glen on Lincoln Avenue, in between Coe Ave. and Fruitdale.

The only disappointment to the day was the “Sunset sale” in which they claimed to have leftover products from photo shoots and such – instead it was a booth with a bunch of garage sale looking junk that wasn’t appealing at all.