California Dreaming

Sometimes California is a great place to be. San Francisco has a bit of a reputation for being foggy and cold, but that’s certainly not been my experience. Like on Wednesday, when I went into the city to do some Christmas shopping (oh, the life of leisure!). How many places are there where you can shop the week before Christmas, and have lunch outside, in the sunshine, and have it warm enough to take your coat off (at least in the Northern Hemisphere)?

Of course, San Francisco is perhaps not as tropical as the palm trees in Union Square suggest. And apparently we are at the start of the ‘wet season’ – which seems to mean that it rains once every two weeks. Anyway, I’m thankful for the nice weather, and hoping that it holds for my driving test on Monday.

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I’m Louise, and I’m a compulsive baker, cookbook hoarder and a bit of a food geek. I learnt to cook at home, and later at Tante Marie’s cooking school in San Francisco. With a science degree and a background in IT analysis, I like to understand why a recipe works, not just how to do it. Why the rules are there and when they can be broken.

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