Chez Panisse for the Big Five Oh

Last week, before my 50th,  I was sure my lacrosse loving husband had nothing planned for my birthday except a tournament game or two on the fields of the LA LaCrosse league.  Well, sweet thing  of mine, flew up to San Francisco and had scads of great activity planned!

Lindsay, Hayden, Mrs Cook and Allison

Lindsay, Hayden, Mrs Cook and Allison

We ( me and the kids)  were having a quick lunch before heading back  from our  Spring Break road trip, and the man showed up with hotel reservations and   a dinner date at Chez for  the whole gang!  Dinner was fantastic but the company… second to none!  I guess I’ll keep him for another 30 years.

 

LBC, ASC, HJC  and Papa John

LBC, ASC, HJC and Papa John

Alice Waters visits 24th Street Garden School

I got a call last Thursday. It was my buddy Nat from the 24th street garden school letting me know that Alice was on the farm!  I couldn’t get there unfortunately,  I was doing a Walk thru at Barnsdall for a reception in April.  The visit w as a great boost  to garden master Nat, when Alice saw the garden she GASPED – it was so beautiful!  I’m heading down today to  cook up some artichokes with the kids. When are you coming?

giddy with growing goodness

giddy with growing goodness