Fanning clouds, December 31, 2014
Another year, another 365 pictures (minus the days given to the original Boomerang, of course). Might as well keep going! Stay tuned for a new header photo tomorrow!
Clementina St. Mural, December 30, 2014
Super whimsical mural on a little alley off 8th street in San Francisco’s “SoMa” (South of Market) area.
Mmmm! December 29, 2014
Maple-roasted butternut squash!
- 1 large butternut squash (or buy pre-peeled cubes)
- 1 head garlic separated but not peeled
- 2 Tbsp. good olive oil
- 2 1/2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
- 2 ounces thinly sliced pancetta chopped
- 16 whole fresh sage leaves
- French bread for serving
Preheat oven to 400°. Peel and seed butternut squash and then cut into 3/4- to 1-inch cubes (or buy already-peeled-and-cut cubes). Place squash and whole unpeeled garlic cloves in a baking dish or sheet pan large enough to hold them all in one layer. Toss with olive oil, maple syrup, salt, and pepper, and bake for 20 to 30 minutes, until squash begins to brown, turning once during baking.
Sprinkle pancetta and sage leaves evenly over squash and continue to bake for another 20 to 30 minutes, until squash and garlic are tender and caramelized. Season to taste and serve hot with French bread for guests to spread with the roasted garlic.
The recipe serves six as a side dish, but it can also work as the whole meal for two. Squish roasted garlic cloves on to the french bread — yum!
Recipe from The Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics: Fabulous Flavor from Simple Ingredients
by Ina Garten by way of this site here
“Thee Parkside,” December 28, 2014
This eye-catching bar has been featured in these pages before (here) as an exemplar of magenta. Sometime over the interim, it changed its hue to red!
Brush stroke cloud, December 27, 2014
This cloud looks like it could be flying by in more ways than one — like a bird in upward flight with raised wings as seen from the side?
Afternoon sun through autumn-colored leaves, 4:32 PM December 26, 2014
So many little panes of orange and amber and burnt sienna stained glass!
Mission produce store, December 25, 2014
Over the bay and through the Mission to grand-baby’s house we go …