Saturday mornings at the Ferry Building Farmers Market

It won’t surprise you to know my favorite Saturday morning activity in San Francisco, if I can get out of bed and into the city early enough, is wandering the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Because: FOOD. The Saturday market is the largest I’ve been to in the Bay Area. There is an ample selection of…

why I changed my diet for a year of travels

Prior to this past year’s personal sabbatical, I had lived the previous few years on a diet of mostly plant-based foods and avoided meat, eggs and dairy. Eager to see if it gave me more energy and a better overall feeling in my personal health, I jumped right into this way of eating in 2010,…

Mary in Paris: What I Ate

Food. It is kind of my thing. Ok, completely my thing. Therefore, it only makes sense to tell you what I ate in Paris. Also, you should assume the components below were all accompanied by large amounts of wine or vodka mojitos. French Macarons French macarons have nothing to do with those flaky toasted coconut…

Afternoon Tea at the Ritz

Can you recall the fanciest moments of your life? My fanciest moment to date only just happened. And it obviously involved food. But it is an experience I will remember for a long time to come. ^^ R for Rosie! And for the Ritz I suppose To celebrate her impending nuptials, my new sister-in-law Rosie…

Ritter Sport and a Reminder to Choose Adventure

My mottos for this several-month-long enrichment of life has been “choose adventure,” and being sure to answer with an enthusiastic “YES” when presented with an invite to do just about anything, but sometimes I need gentle reminders. On the way to Gendarmentmarkt Christmas Market in Berlin one late afternoon in December, Andrew and I wandered…

An Afternoon at Borough Market

One of the best days so far during my first month in England happened a couple weeks ago, spent with Andrew’s mum & dad at Borough Market in London. Mr. and Mrs. D know the way to my happy heart – food and lots of it. ^^that right there is produce perfection Borough Market began…

Fremont Sunday Market with a side of His & Her Burgers

How marvelous are Sundays? I mean, it might just be the best day of the week, no? It is the ultimate take-it-easy kind of day. Especially during the upcoming autumnal season, when you just want to curl up on the couch with a good trashy reality tv DVR binge book and blanket ((and perhaps you…