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From September 28 & 29, 2012

(LOTS of photos ahead)

I made two yummy creations this weekend. One I have photos; the other I made at a friend's house and did not bring the camera. Jeff and I managed the beach after last week's car failure. We're experiencing the standard October heat in Southern California, so the beach is still very very nice.

Sugared ramekins

The little ramekins for the caramel chocolate soufflé.

Caramel chocolate soufflé filling

Caramel pastry cream with chopped bittersweet chocolate and whipped egg whites with sugar. Fold very gently so you don't deflate the egg whites.

Shrimp and sweet potato friends

The Saturday feast from Neptune's Net. Both Jeff and I think we ate a little too much fried seafood... thankfully we had comfy beach pillows and blankets to rest on while our stomachs recovered.

Calamari and French Fries

Part II of the Saturday Feast. Neptune's Net is a seafood restaurant north of Malibu on the PCH (or the 1- same thing). It has a fried side and a steamed side. Next time, we are definitely trying out the steamed seafood. It comes with corn... at least when it's in season!!

Pumpkins

Pumpkins grow well in Southern California. We passed a couple patches of pumpkin farmland on our way home from the beach. The next few photos are from Underwood Family Farms. They have two locations, one in Somis and one in Moorpark.

Fall Goards

I like gourds.

Local summer berries

I love SoCal growing seasons. We get pumpkins AND summer berries in October. The blackberries and raspberries are from the farm.

Local heirloom tomatoes

There are also lots of local heirloom tomatoes still. I bought some tiny orange ones, plus the red cherokee and yellow pineapple variety. I ate them with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, basil (from my garden), and Parmesan cheese.

My Pygmy Goat Friend

Goats climb things. This makes total sense when I remember the high mountain mammal enclosure at the San Diego Safari Park. It's not there anymore, sadly. But, they had goats! climbing things!

Goat Faces

Thank goodness for Jeff. Without him I'd never know what I looked like as a goat.

Fall Photo

Fall/Indian Summer/Heat/Light.

Pgymy Goat

Proof that goats climb things.


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