California Dreamin'

California Dreamin’

Like the famous song by The Mamas and the Papas calls for at this time of year, I find myself daydreaming about warmer, sunnier days and of course fond food memories of my visits to California … a yearning for a light, crisp style of cooking, emphasizing fresh ingredients, that really does let the individual flavors shine through.  Oh I’m dreamin’ about you, California’s eclectic food sensations.

QuestionWhere is “The Salad Bowl of the World?

AnswerSalinas, California ~ Famous for its lettuce, tomatoes, spinach, and  strawberries, just to name a few of its Salad Bowl stars.

In Salinas, fresh and vibrant food is what you’ll find, paired with oh so flavorful wine.  So shake the winter blues away.  Be inspired and find a way to bring warm and bright Cali to your winter cooking.  Surf’s up … you’ve just traveled to sunny California! ~ NRVANA

San Francisco, CADestination:  U.S.A.
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Shangri La Cafe 

Raspberry Mango Candied Walnut Daydream Salad

Travel log entry 

The Mamas and the Papas California Dreamin’ Excerpt

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