Posts Tagged ‘San Francisco’

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What am I bakery blogging?

June 15, 2016

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You know that Pie Fixes Everything.  We were recently on the coast in the vicinity of San Francisco and met up with some friends.  Light Words and husband, and HMS Defiant and I had a lovely visit and PIE at Fat Apple’s Restaurant and Bakery in El Cerrito (I think).  There we enjoyed chocolate cream . . .

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olalliberry . . .

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and olalliberry a la mode . . .

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Did you know that, “The olallieberry (pronounced oh-la-leh, sometimes spelled ollalieberry, olallaberry, olalliberry, ollalaberry or ollaliberry) is the marketing name for the ‘Olallie’ blackberry that was a selection from a cross between the ‘Black Logan’ (syn. ‘Mammoth’), developed by Judge James Logan in California, and the youngberry, developed by Byrnes M. Young in Louisiana. According to Logan, ‘Black Logan’ was from a cross between the eastern blackberry ‘Crandall’ and the western dewberry ‘Aughinbaugh’. ‘Youngberry’ was from a cross of ‘Phenomenal’ x ‘Austin Mayes’. ‘Phenomenal’ in turn is a cross of the ‘Aughinbaugh’ western dewberry and ‘Cuthbert’ red raspberry and so has a very similar background to Logan’s ‘Loganberry’ and shares a parent with his ‘Black Logan’.” (Wikipedia)

I didn’t either.  Anyway, the pie was delicious!

More from Fat Apple’s . . .

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As you can see from the shelves, it was getting near the end of the day. Yet it was very much worth the trip.

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What is tattoo Tuesday about?

May 27, 2014

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Movie star, romantic icon, the “thirty-five million dollar steel harp,” all refer to the Golden Gate Bridge, opened this day in 1937.  Here is some trivia about the bridge.

And here are the tattoos:

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Click here for some of the movies in which the bridge appears.

(I think Star Trek, the Voyage Home is missing.)

 

 

 

 

 

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What was my surreal experience?

September 1, 2013

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Today was a travel day for me.  I left sunny San Diego (and my Sweet Patootie) in order to get ready for work on Tuesday. The SD airport was pretty crowded. Even though we left in plenty of time for my flight, I was held up because after scanning they wanted to pat my bottom and then to sniff my fingers.

My frightfully stylish capris have embroidery on the back pockets with embellishments –  that probably prompted the patting, but I have no idea what the mechanical hand sniffer was all about.  It’s a good thing we had not been to the shooting range, I guess, because my flight was loading when I arrived at the gate.

Houston was also a busy place. However I did score a row all to myself on that connecting flight.

I got into Cleveland Hopkins about 7:30 pm. I was amazed that the place was a ghost town. All the shops and restaurants were closed and there were only three departing flights listed on the schedule board. That does not bode well for the chances of Cleveland continuing to be a hub for United.

Vacation was terrific

Here are few photos. I have more, but that will have to wait. I’m off to start the laundry.

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This is a street scene outside a little cafe in San Francisco.

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And this is a farmers market in Portland, Oregon.