Posts tagged "bakery"
Baking Saved His Life – and Later Brought Him Love

Baking Saved His Life – and Later Brought Him Love

I could hardly get past the first bite in the slice of handmade apple strudel. The flaky dough was layered with sadness and yet hope. Ernie’s International Pastry Shop, located in Incline Village of North Lake Tahoe, Nevada, was hidden behind the outdoor restaurants in the mountain chateau center which spanned two parking lots. On...
Local Vietnamese dinner with a new appreciation

Local Vietnamese dinner with a new appreciation

Feeling like Vietnamese food since visiting Vietnam a few months ago, we headed for Phuong Trang on Convoy St.  We’ve dined here for years, but now we chose our food from a different point of view. The family started serving Vietnamese dishes in a small place in 1988 and its grown to a large restaurant...
San Diego's Natural Sourdough by the Beach

San Diego’s Natural Sourdough by the Beach

It’s the simple things in life that bring tasteful pleasures. Sourdough bread made with flour, water and sea salt – that’s it. And baked in a cast iron pot.  Olive Café and Bakery owner, Sarah Mattinson, a New Yorker who loved the whole shebang about deli’s, moved west and was determined to create the same...
Bree'osh Cafe, the French flair in Santa Barbara

Bree’osh Cafe, the French flair in Santa Barbara

Driving on scenic Hwy 101 to the bay area and I began to smell butter and lo and behold turned into Bree’osh Cafe Montecito, Santa Barbara. French couple Pierre and Nelly opened their cafe 9 months ago to rave reviews for the varieties of brioche and sandwiches. I bought an almond creme pastry and Nelly,...
Seafood and dessert in Bonita,Ca

Seafood and dessert in Bonita,Ca

Baja style seafood and European pastries in Bonita and dangerously close to each other. TJ Oyster Bar on Bonita Rd, fresh and original, like these smoked tuna fries which were every bit as good as carne asada fries. Empapelado, fish filet simmering in onions, tomatoes, olives and savoy juices. Easy to taste the homemade goodness....
Swedish Royal Bakery mixes up healthy desserts

Swedish Royal Bakery mixes up healthy desserts

  Swedish Royal Bakery in Poway, just what gluten free friends were looking for when a sweet bite was calling.  Gluten free, egg free, sugar free, the owner is very accommodating with requests to make cakes and cookies for specific health concerns. He’s owned the bakery one year and has a devoted following for many of the...
Pastries and passion at Edelweiss bakery

Pastries and passion at Edelweiss bakery

 Who can resist Edelweiss Bakery? 32 years in Rancho Bernardo and Mira Mesa, Jerry the owner told me he has no plans to retire because he loves what he does. And, he had a bakery in Connecticut for 17 years before coming west. I’d say he loves his job and his silky smooth pastries prove...