I Love Lucy

November 9, 2009

Jenna and I headed out in search of coffee in the charming town of Healdsburg. I want to move in with her :)

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We made a bee-line for Flying Goat Coffee.

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So chic!

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I got the usual – Cafe au Lait.

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It was incredible. So rich and not too roasty. Way better than the cup of Blue Bottle coffee I had at the Ferry Building

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J and I did some sightseeing

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I think we are a little obsessed with our cameras

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We headed by after a quick loop around the square because I had a bus to catch!!

After a little panic and hunting to find it, we finally did, and I was on my way.

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The FREE WIFI made the 2 hour trip a blast. But I do not recommend using a bus bathroom…

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I was dropped off at the airport where Shaun, Chelsea‘s husband, picked me up and took me to meet the girls.

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Chelsea and I have been internet friends for almost four years now! I actually first met her in person on my honeymoon and then again last year when I was here for BlogHer and she was very pregnant with Lucy, who arrived a year ago.


Chelsea lives in San Mateo and we headed downtown on foot for a ladies lunch.

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I had a small slice of bread + buttah, which tasted like a donut!! Could have eaten the whole bowl

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For lunch I ordered the Butter Lettuce Salad with Blue Cheese, Apple, Gorgonzola, Pumpkin Seeds, and Grapes.

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Chelsea got the beet salad –

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For lunch we split the Smoked Salmon Pizza with Meyer Lemon Creme Fraiche, Thinly Sliced Potatoes and Capers

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I had two slices and the salmon topping + crust of two slices. LURVE smoked salmon!

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Then we picked up the kiddo and went out for a mom walk!! How do I look!?

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Then it was playitme

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When we got home at 4PM I had my first persimmon!!!!

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And a few Dr. Crackers with PB + PB (pumpkin butter!)

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OMG – I have a new favorite fruit!!! Persimmon = banana + mango + apple.

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We are gearing up to head into the city for a KERF Blog Dinner. The last hurrah of this wonderful trip!

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1 Priyanka November 9, 2009 at 8:13 pm

Looks like a wonderful day! Chelsea’s daughter looks so cute!!! I am in envy of your camera.


2 Amelia November 9, 2009 at 8:16 pm

I was JUST talking to someone the other day about how I want to try persimmons. I’ve never had them. I think I have to track some down now! :)


3 Runeatrepeat November 9, 2009 at 8:18 pm

I was afraid to buy persimmons at the store the other day, but may give it a try now :)


4 Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries November 9, 2009 at 8:39 pm

I’ve never tried persimmons–but I might have to per your elation regarding its crossbreed excellence!! Haha

Your pizza looks so unique and delicious!


5 Katie (Sweet Tater) November 9, 2009 at 8:41 pm

ah! i see my tweet on your screen on the bus. i feel famous!


6 Julie November 9, 2009 at 8:42 pm

I’m scared of persimmons too but I really want to try one now! Banana + mango + apple sounds pretty good.

I love fancy pizzas and cute babies.


7 Food Makes Fun Fuel November 9, 2009 at 8:42 pm

That persimmon looks great! They’re 2 dollars a piece here which is all that’s stopping me from getting one, but I’m getting a mojamix with dried persimmons and I just can’t wait


8 Cynthia (It All Changes) November 9, 2009 at 8:43 pm

The name Lucy is so lovely. I love the pictures of Chelsea and Lucy. They look like they should be in a parent’s magazine. You should frame one to send her.


9 Joelle (The Pancake Girl) November 9, 2009 at 8:43 pm

I like persimmons too! They’re so unusual and fun in my opinion.. and VERY California! :)
ps. That little girl is precious!


10 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is November 9, 2009 at 8:44 pm

Lucy is adorable!!! :)


11 Estela @ Weekly Bite November 9, 2009 at 8:45 pm

What a beautiful day! Lucy is too cute for words :)


12 Morgan @ Life After Bagels November 9, 2009 at 8:45 pm

how much more jealous can I get!


13 skinnyrunner November 9, 2009 at 8:46 pm

looks like another wonderful day! ive never tried a persimmon but it kinda resembles an apple?


14 Cait (Cait's Plate) November 9, 2009 at 8:46 pm

Oh my gosh I AM SO JEALOUS OF THAT DRINK!! There’s nothing better than beautiful coffee drinks, seriously! I really want to go there! And move in with Jenna myself! Haha

Lucy is so incredibly adorable!

Hope you have a great last hurrah!


15 rhodeygirl November 9, 2009 at 8:47 pm

HI LUCY!!! She has such an adorable smile :)


16 Vanessa (Last Night's Leftovers) November 9, 2009 at 8:48 pm

Persimmons are sooo good! Lucy is a little cutie :)


17 Jessie (Vegan-minded) November 9, 2009 at 8:49 pm

Healdsburg looks like the cutest little town. Seems like you had an unforgettable time. Enjoy your last day!


18 Susan November 9, 2009 at 8:53 pm

Don’t we all want to move in with Jenna? 😛 Those are such cute photos of Chelsea and Lucy!!! And how is it possible a persimmon tastes like all my favourite fruits combined? Must try :)


19 Tania November 9, 2009 at 8:56 pm

Interesting…the Italian side of my family eats persimmons when they are super soft and falling apart. I never thought to try them while still firm!


20 Mom November 9, 2009 at 8:57 pm

You look great on the mom walk!

(Insert: Hint.)



21 candice November 9, 2009 at 8:57 pm

Aw, I want a big, bulky, food blogger camera too! That salad is beautiful and sounds delicious, and that picture of a lone persimmon! OMG! I love it. 😉 I’m glad you liked it that much! They’re one of my favorite fall fruits, too. And oh, little kids are always too cute, especially in front of the lens of an awesome food blogger camera!


22 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope November 9, 2009 at 9:03 pm

What an adorable coffee shop! And that smoked salmon pizza sounds AMAZING. Definitely something I would love to try.

Awww, you make such a picture-perfect Mommy. You’re going to fit right in someday Kath! :)


23 katherine (blissful-body) November 9, 2009 at 9:15 pm

those pics of lucy are so great!


24 Lisa November 9, 2009 at 9:17 pm

I want to come out to the west coast – apparently baristas are quite talented!

Chelsea is going to cherish those pictures you took of Lucy. They came out beautifully!


25 lindsay koontz November 9, 2009 at 9:26 pm

Kath- Wish I knew you were going to Healdsburg. My cousin lives there and they own a winery. Ketcham Estate. Great pinot noir. I probably could have arranged a tasting for you!!


26 Kat (Kat's Daily Plate) November 9, 2009 at 9:26 pm

That’s so nice that you made such a great friend via blogging and internet. Lucy is sooo adorable!


27 Wendy November 9, 2009 at 9:33 pm

Is there wifi everywhere?!? I had no idea they had it on buses, planes, etc. But then again, I don’t get to travel much.

You look lovely behind that stroller. :) And Lucy is adorable!!


28 Jenn (www. j3nn.net ) November 9, 2009 at 9:40 pm

OMG, she’s adorable! I want to try a persimmon, I hear they are fantastic. Love the pics, as always. :)



29 lynn (The Actors Diet) November 9, 2009 at 9:41 pm

i love persimmons. they taste almost pumpkin-y to me!


30 kay (eating machine) November 9, 2009 at 9:46 pm

aw, how cute is that baby?


31 Light Delight with TouTou November 9, 2009 at 9:55 pm

that kids looks so adorable – good pick!
btw, I love your white vest – that looks very cute and warm on you:-)


32 Katy @ These Beautiful Feet November 9, 2009 at 9:58 pm

Healdsburg is so adorable. I wish I had seen more of that town when we were there for our honeymoon. Florida needs some great coffee places like the Flying Goat. Love seeing pictures of your time in Napa! Gorgeous!


33 Kelly from Bridges and Bites November 9, 2009 at 9:58 pm

I’ve never heard of that fruit! I will have to be on the hunt for it now. Hmmmm….


34 Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) November 9, 2009 at 10:04 pm

Good to see other blogging Chelsea’s out there. Very darling little girl. As a pro-nanny, I gotta say, you looked like you could handle motherhood behind that stroller. :)

I honestly don’t know what to say about that amazing looking pizza. I’ll try though: The combination of ingredients is mind blowing. I mean, taking three individually yummy gourmet foods and placing them on pizza dough is sheer culinary mastermind.

Glad you enjoyed your first persimmon! My mom has a tree in her yard and is never without persimmon cookies in the fall. Delish!


35 Anais November 9, 2009 at 10:38 pm

Hi Kath, I LOVE your blog! I don’t know what the old layout looked like because I just began checking it out but I absolutely adore this one :)

I love persimmons! But I’ve never eaten them like that… usually I cut off the “leafy” top and then scoop out the inside… I’ll try it your way next time though! :)


36 Stephanie @ Foodie McFood November 9, 2009 at 10:59 pm

These are all over my neighborhood except here all of the Asian fruit stands call them “Fuyu.” I have honestly always been too afraid of them, but I think I will pick some up.


37 Jenna November 9, 2009 at 11:01 pm

those salads and pizza looks so good! and i must say you do look great pushing the stroller 😉


38 Ameena Din November 9, 2009 at 11:10 pm

Everything looks delicious. I swear I eat double what I normally eat when I go up to Northern Cal because everything is just so fresh! I think the cold air helps make me hungry too. :)


39 Kristen November 9, 2009 at 11:18 pm

HA, love your mom’s comment! Pressure is on! You DO look great on the mom walk!

Enjoy the rest of your trip :)


40 Kathi November 9, 2009 at 11:47 pm

Ha ha! I too think you looked like a natural on the mom walk. Loved your Mom’s comment, she is ready! What an awesome trip. My husband and I went to Sonoma County and stayed in Glen Ellen for our 25th anniversary 2 years ago. I cannot wait to go back.


41 Allison November 9, 2009 at 11:50 pm

i love persimmons! i am surprised they aren’t more popular. and haha to your mom’s comment!


42 Natalie November 9, 2009 at 11:55 pm

I saw the persimmons the other day and thought – what strange looking fruit. You’ve inspired me to take a taste!


43 Hallie (Healthy Twists) November 10, 2009 at 12:08 am

Ha I just got on the persimmion bandwagon too. Your explanation of the taste is spot on BUT readers beware (I blogged about this the other day) you have to make sure you get the firm, sorta squat fuyu variety…the squishy cone-ish shaped hayacha (or something) is nasty and bitter when eaten raw and is more used for cooking. Just a warning! The fuyus are delicious though…I got them in my CSA so I had to give em a shot, and I’m glad I did!

Enjoy you last night in Cali, Kath!


44 BroccoliHut November 10, 2009 at 12:15 am

Love the looks of that beet salad! I always order beet items when I get the chance because I am far too lazy to prepare them for myself at home!


45 amber November 10, 2009 at 1:14 am

omg LOVE those pictures of you and LUCY! And you behind the stroller looks very natural! LOL! So nice to meet you again and meet Chelsea!


46 Tania November 10, 2009 at 2:13 am

I will definitely have to try this other kind of persimmon. I’m used to the European cone shaped ones! But seriously now, I’ve never met a fruit I didn’t like! :)


47 Maggie November 10, 2009 at 2:26 am

So glad you hopped on the persimmon train!


48 Diana November 10, 2009 at 2:54 am

Awww, cute babyyy :)


49 eliza November 10, 2009 at 4:28 am

love persimmons i tried my first one a few weeks ago and now i am hooked on them, agreed = banana + mango + apple ;)!! and love them spread with almond butter, or in oatmeal with coconut!
great photos., and that little girl is so adorable!



50 Jess. November 10, 2009 at 7:55 am

I got excited about your post title because I am from (and still live in) Lucille Ball’s hometown, I thought maybe you were coming someplace near me lol… Looks like you are having a wonderful time. I love following your adventures! Have a beautiful day!


51 Lu November 10, 2009 at 9:21 am

You look great on your mom walk. Hope you had a fun dinner. The salads look really good.


52 Anne [email protected] Weigh of Life November 10, 2009 at 9:21 am

Lucy is adorable! I don’t know, Kath-that look really suits you!


53 Beth @ DiningAndDishing November 10, 2009 at 11:09 am

What a beautiful, beautiful baby!! Love the pics :O)


54 Carolyn November 10, 2009 at 11:14 am

I don’t think I’ve ever had a persimmon before. If I see one, I’ll have to try it.


55 Scott November 10, 2009 at 11:33 am

Hi Kath, I love pizza! I love to make it and I love to eat it, and that smoked salmon pizza looks great – I love smoked salmon too. It looks like the smoked salmon was put on top of the pizza AFTER it came out of the oven, is that true? I want to try making that myself – it would be a GREAT brunch pizza for sure!


56 Kath November 10, 2009 at 12:24 pm

Hey Scott,
My guess is that the salmon was not cooked :)



57 Kelli October 6, 2010 at 8:59 am

SO jealous I missed you in Healdsburg, CA! :( I live about 15 minutes away.


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