Ferry Building on a Budget

Oysters + pasta = SF Ferry Building for $10 or less. If you’re willing to brave the elements (namely crowds), a quick trip to the SF Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market can be completed on a budget. Parking not included – but if you’re lucky, you’ll get beautiful weather and an incredible view as a free bonus.

First, head outside to “The Pasta Shop,” which makes handmade egg noodles and other pasta in Berkeley. For $4.00, you can get sheets of freshly made egg noodles.

Next, head inside and weave your way to the oyster cart along the main aisle of the indoor terminal. For $1.50 a pop, you can feast on 4 oysters on the half shell, for a grand total of $10.00. Don’t forget cash!

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Foodie 4th Weekend Round-up

We spent a relaxing 4th of July weekend in Bodega Bay, and the only hard work was spent toiling away in the kitchen. Here’s a recap of the decadent (but recession-friendly!) menu – along with some local flavor:

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  • Friday night dinner: Johnnie & Melinda made cheeseburgers, barbecued white corn and homemade French fries
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  • Saturday morning breakfast: Tim & Laura made lemon-poppy seed waffles with fresh fruit and blueberry compote (topped off by mimosas with real Champagne from France)
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  • Saturday afternooon: Cheese and more cheese! We took a hike to the beach, so it balanced out. 😉
  • Saturday night: David & I made tri-tip, mashed potatoes, sauteed vegetables, and Tina made a delicious salad

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  • Sunday we stopped at Wild Flour Bakery in Freestone – amazing bread, lattes and apricot scones!

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