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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Ahhh, San Diego!

As I’ve already mentioned, last week I went to San Diego for a fun weekend with some friends.  The weather was warm, the ocean blue, and the food delicious!  I have to share a few of my favorite San Diego haunts with you!

Extraordinary Desserts is hands down my favorite food spot in San Diego.  Once again it did not disappoint…although, they did not have The Viking that night, which was very sad.  But my Caribe chocolate cake and Caramelized Apple & Pumpkin Bread Pudding helped ease the pain.

Breakfast at Pipes Cafe in Encinitas was a must. The food was great, as usual, and being able to stare out at the ocean while I ate…as heavenly as my buttery french toast.

The trip was so wonderful.  I can’t believe we got to live in PARADISE for as long as we did.  I miss you, San Diego!


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    I haven’t heard of either of those places, so thanks for mentioning them. Your pictures are, as usual, beautiful! I grew up in SD, but now live in wintery, windy Wyoming. So I guess it evens out. 🙂 What else did you do while there?

  2. Wow, those pastries look divine. Looks like you had a great time!! I’m glad your back, though.

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    anne marie

    okay…i’ve been waiting for weekly dinner posting and i’m just mine now b/c i’m in bed in 1 hr.
    mon: chicken apple salad w/nf feta, cranberries and tamari dressing, w/whole wheat bread
    Tues: salmon baked in filo dough w/ broccoli and rice
    Weds: Carrot fennel soup (recipe to try from gourmet mag) w/fun bread
    Thurs: Turkey day at my mom in laws. I LOVE the recipes from gourmet mag for turkey day this year!
    Fri: leftovers w/ newly stir fried brussel sprouts
    Sat: leftovers w/ cranberry pineapple salsa (again from gourmet mag)
    Sun: leftovers w/ french onion soup

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    Jane Maynard

    Liz – it was a FAST trip…I went to a friend’s home for dinner and a baby shower and that was it…besides these two lovely meals. oh, and I bought about 20 t-shirts and camisoles in Pacific Beach at “Closet” – the best deal around!!!

    anne marie – so funny. I’m going to go post your menu on the other post too! 🙂

    thanks, melissa. 🙂

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    I frequent your blog and love it! I also grew up in San Diego and LOVE Pipes. They have the best tasting bacon and french toast. I don’t live in San Diego anymore (migrated to the Bay Area a few years ago), but all your posts about it make me miss it!

    Next time I will have to try to the desserts.

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    I loved this, Jane! My husband and I left San Diego 3 years ago to move to Ohio. Extraordinary Desserts is hands down our favorite go to spot in SD. Karen Krasne is a food genious and her granola … yum!

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