Last August I got sent to a ranch! Aspen Meadows Pack Station at Pinecrest has about 100 horses and they will take you out horseback riding, fishing, or to your backpack camp in Emigrant Wilderness. The ranch is family run and most of the cowboys and cowgirls have worked there for years. They’re the nicest people you’d hope to meet and visiting them is like stepping back in time. They eat together, bunk together and there’s no internet! So much fun and such a beautiful place; definitely book an adventure with them this summer.
Here’s my two favorite photos from a Soif Restaurant shoot in Santa Cruz with Chef Tom McNary for California Bountiful taken back in January 2020. Remember when you could go to restaurants? Can’t wait to restart that tradition…Check out the article here and the recipes for spring greens, including the vegetable soup below.
Chef Evan Gotanda of Salt House. I photographed him back in December for California Bountiful Magazine. He shared his recipes for homemade pasta and sauces. Delicious comfort food, perfect for the times.
Earlier this month I did several guides for www.seriouseats.com My favorite was this Chef’s Guide to San Francisco. Here’s a preview: