Pescadero is a tiny but alluring California town that is about 2 miles from Half Moon Bay beach, near the San Francisco Bay Area. I discovered it thanks to a friend. We explored the town and came across a tiny market that features local foods including the wonderful Harley Goat Cheese Farm.

A few things caught my eye in the Arcangeli market and had to be brought back to my studio.

The plums above look like they were made with beautiful pastel chalks because of their color and texture:

And this picnic setting that I created in my studio features many of the items I got in the market: artichoke foccacia, herb crusted goat cheese, olives, and chardonnay wine.

I highly recommend a stop in Pescadero if you visit or live around the SF Bay Area. The Mexican restaurant, Duarte’s Tavern, has the most amazing soups, slaw, and fried oysters. There is an old-timer coffee house with a real record player. And the Arcangeli grocery market is almost like a Dean and Deluca with its wonderful foccia breads, goat cheeses, wines, and local fruits. I loved it! Hope you like the photos!

I made a plum compote from the beautiful, fragrant plums, and served it with Humphrey Slocombe mango mojito ice cream. It is very easy to make! You just slice the plums into wedges off the pits, add a little brown sugar, and a splash of chardonnay. Then you bake them for 45 minutes in a 375 degree oven. Allow them to cool slightly and serve with ice cream. 

 

 

 

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