midnight black::rio zape::yellow indian woman::eye of the goat::cannellini
Yesterday as we were enjoying bowls of yummy white bean soup for lunch I mentioned that I really wanted to visit the recently opened Rancho Gordo retail store. You can purchase some of their heirloom beans at the SF Farmer's Market and on-line but I'm all about food pilgrimages. And so within a half an hour (with all three kids in the car) we started the 40 mile drive to Napa. The small store was easy to find and didn't disappoint (as you can see from the photos above). I'm looking forward to trying many of the recipes from the Rancho Gordo cookbook but also plan to re-make the White Bean Soup from this weekend to see the difference in taste of dried vs. canned beans (there's been lots of new information coming out about the fact that BPA being used in the linings of most canned foods, did you know about that?). I know they have a flat rate for shipping so if you feel like trying something really special check out their website...
Bedtime last night:
Sage:"Where are Sealy (stuffed sea lion) and Flipper (stuffed otter)?"
Me: "Here they are."
(I notice Mrs. Bear at the end of his bed)
Me: "Mrs. Bear is kind of big but would you like her too?"
Sage:"No she can stay there because when I wake up in the night she fluffs my pillows."
Me: "I love you, Sage"
I wish you all a special and magic bear to fluff your pillows when you wake...