For The Love of Food And Some Other Special Bits …

If you know me you know I love food. Everything about Food: The colors, the smells, how it all comes together on a plate, taken out of a Take Away bag, and how it’s found in a Grocery Shop or at a Local Market.

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Taking in all the Food Heaven whilst eating at Borough Market in London, 2005.

Scanned Black + White Photo

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I am currently addicted to collecting (not full price) Cookbooks from Thrift Stores, Amazon.com, and Libraries: Partly because of my Project (A Family Cookbook) + Mostly because of the pretty pictures!

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I love collecting Family Foodie Bits: This is my Parent’s Aklo (Rice Turner) from my Childhood.

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My Beloved Grandma’s Salt + Pepper Shakers: I remember using these to season my Over Easy Eggs.

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But most importantly I have a Lifetime Collection of Food Memories: NO ONE throws down a Food Spread like a Filipino Family!

Scanned Photo, 1970: that’s me in the Pink Dress with Green Belt

My Love of Anything Food + Drink related has steadily grown these past four years, where anything tied to both triggers strong memories (some of these pics I’ve posted before + it’s interesting to see how My Watermarks + Photography Skills + Gear has evolved over the years):

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Last Time Cupcakes …

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Solo Traveling Sushi at the DFW Airport.

My Love of Food started with My Mum of course! She is a BRILLIANT Cook:

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Her Pancit Palabok: LOVE.

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Kamatis, Sibuyas at Patis

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X-Mas Eve Cioppino

Started Foodie Adventures with My Beloved Dad:

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Jimboy’s is our tradition for our State of Life talks =).

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The First Beer he ever bought me was at Heinhold’s First and Last Chance Saloon.

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Had Burgers + Fries + Shakes at the now defunct Ford’s Burgers on the last day they were open.

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Aside: Seems like a lot of  the Old School places in my hometown have closed in the last few years: I am glad I want to The Market Club before it was no longer.

On My Freedom Day Daddy + I went to Napa:

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Picnic from Dean And Deluca.

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Another Outdoor Meal from Gott’s Roadside.

Started Foodie Adventure with My Beloved Auntie BFF Josie:

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Disco Ryan Fries at the now defunct The Eatery.

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Bloody Mary’s and Steak with Peanut Butter at Al The Wops.

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Breakfast at Nopalitos.

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Then sometimes we have dinner + a movie (with My Beloved Grandma’s Rice Pot).

Started Foodie Adventures with My Beloved Bruddah Cuz Lawrence:

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LOVE HIS KITCHEN.

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We made Pumpkin Torte @ Midnight one time.

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But it was Our Souffles that were magic.

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His Loco Moco is always made with Love.

Had a bit of a Foodie Adventure with Sis Cuz Mary:

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Steak Tatare w/ Quail Egg at the Left Bank.

Have had Foodie Adventures With My Sis BFF Gay:

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We seek out Burger Joints.

Hamburger Patties   (which is now closed) before saying Good Bye to The Beat (which sadly is closed too).

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Homemade is always best in Sutter Creek, CA.

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Parading needs food at The Sutter.

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And she’s an AWESOME cook too: LOVE her Jucy Lucy’s.

Have had Foodie Adventures with her Daughter Ash:

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Shopping in Dr. Who Cosplay =).

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Then Homemade Scotch Eggs + Shepherd’s Pie by Ash.

 Low Brau is her Favorite:

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Randomly:

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Had my first (Food Photography) Show at my neighborhood Dive Bar.

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I always try the Bloody Mary at a new place.

And I started to have Foodie Adventures of my own at My Magic Cottage:

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How Blessed am I to live in California. Oh the bounty.

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Latkes with Smoked Salmon + Sour Cream.

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and just plain FUN.

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Then I met Alice Waters.

As I enter into a New Season of Life I have to watch + be creative in the way I eat but I can still love from afar + treat myself in moderation: Stay tuned for ‘ The Love of Food ‘ alternating Fridays! Next Up: In Love of Fashion …

Special Bits:

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My SO Beloved Mom (on the right) with Auntie Sally, Hawai’i, Early 1960’s

HAPPY! HAPPY! BIRTHDAY! To My Beloved MOM!

Thank YOU for your Love + Strength + Giving Spirit + Sense of Style: I am Blessed for all that you’ve instilled in me: LOVE YOU ENDLESSLY XXX

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My SO BELOVED Parents on their 50th Wedding Anniversary!

Happy 50th Mom + Dad! You are both Blessings + Gifts in my Life: Thank YOU for being my Biggest Fans + For being My BFF’s + For all that you’ve taught Me:  You have all my Heart + Soul Forever!

And of course we ate to celebrate at The Red Alcove! GO: You won’t be disappointed:

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And Happy Birthday Apple Sis BFF Morgan!

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Your Future Looks Bright! Guy West Bridge, CSUS

Thank YOU for your Inspiration + Kindness Always + Love – ing this Old Folk! Here’s to MORE Adventures Sis! All MY XXX

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Your Familia is Beautiful!

And Yes, we’ve had some Foodie Adventures Together:

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Celebrating Her Birthday at Tower Cafe.

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Noshing at Caffe Macs at The Mothership =).

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Libations + Shepherd’s Pie at Pitch and Fiddle after some Photo Shoot-ing.

And after a few years of starting + stopping + starting up again: I am motivated + inspired by … EVERYTHING + I am determined to full up my space here with A L L of it.

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As Always, LOVE XXX

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