Rosemary

Phew, I need to catch my breath for a minute! Sorry about the lack of posting. I was nestled between a beach and some mountains for several days with little outside contact to the world.

Life is tough, I know.

After several days of relaxation, and some serious munching at Stinson Beach (thanks Celeste and John!), we headed to San Francisco to finally explore some culinary schools. San Francisco is a city like no other, that’s for sure. The city may only be 7 miles, but it is a foodie’s oasis!

After a long day in the city, we headed to Napa Valley to check out the Culinary Institute of America.

I was blown away by the beauty of this building. We arrived just before sundown,  so I couldn’t get any great shots, but just imagine a mini Hogwarts.

Perfect. It was everything you would hope for in a culinary school.

As we stepped outside of the car, the scent of orange trees infused the crisp air. Upon walking further up the path to Hogwarts (as I shall call it from now on), I screamed at the discovery of rosemary bushes!

Oh, did I mention that they just casually use rosemary as landscape  decor at grocery stores in California? Yeah, I made quite the scene in LA. There were olive trees hanging over the stonewalls, and miles of vineyards as far as the eye could see. A culi’s dream!

Unfortunately, since it was around the Holidays, admissions was not open, but the school and restaurant were open for visitors. It was an eventful day, and a giant step in the right direction.

Never underestimate the power of passion.