1,000 Fries?

Hi guys!

Hope you all had a lovely Tuesday evening. My day was filled up by unpacking and going up and down stairs. Exhausting. I did make a quite major Trader Joe’s run, though, which was one of the big highlights.


Tons of stuff….but relatively boring basic stuff like olive oil. Next time I buy something intriguing I will definitely take a picture!

I snacked on a cheeeeese!


I did grab dinner with a friend at Bistro Ralph though, which was aaaamazing! Seriously, if you go to Healdsburg, be sure to eat at both Zin and Bistro Ralph. Bistro Ralph is actually catering our Harvest Luncheons at the winery this week and everything is so fresh, gourmet and delicious. Yum.

I had a glass of Hawley Viognier and then later, a glass of Ketcham Pinot Noir. Both were quite lovely.

Had a cup of tomato soup to start—


And for dinner, I had salmon with caramelized figs. I am just LOVING these California figs!


Check out this side order of “1,000 french fries”


It was intense.

Food coma right now. Need to sleeeep!

Hope everyone had a great Tuesday…see you tomorrow!

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  • db
    October 6, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Hi Jenna,
    I’ve been a lurker reader for a while but I just had to comment…I CANNOT get over that MOUNTAIN of fries…that picture just kept going!! Um, haha how does one go about actually consuming that or even piling fries that high! sheesh! INTENSE.

  • theskinnyplate
    October 6, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    That is a big mountain of fries. Looks delicious.

  • Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries
    October 6, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    Haha I want to count! Carmelized figs looks incredible!!

  • Julia
    October 6, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Omgosh, that is sooo many fries! I would be more than impressed if two people were able to demolish all of those lol!
    I’m working on planning a weekend trip to take with my fiance when he comes out here in a couple weeks, and I’m definitely considering Healdsburg as a destination, those restaurants sound great, and it just sounds like a nice place to getaway for a day or two.

  • Michelle
    October 6, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    OMG..i am going to die when I come home to America. So much food. I wish my stomach still loved dairy…I used to love those little cheeses.

  • maria
    October 6, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    That’s a serious amount of french fries. I’m afraid even I, a great lover of french fries, couldn’t even begin to make a dent in that!

  • Diana
    October 6, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    1000 fries? Ahah Oh my god! That’s awesome and a little scary. 😛

  • Marina
    October 6, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    Caramelized figs? I think I would die if I ate that. Pure bliss. I love figs, all fresh and natural, but this. This would be…heaven 😀 Specially with that salmon. I hope you have a nice day!

  • Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama
    October 6, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    I’m still not used to seeing your posts so late at night! 🙂
    So glad you have your car – I am sure Cali is starting to feel more at home now! Congrats on the apartment!

  • Kristine
    October 6, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    whoaaaa. now thats a whole lot of fries!

  • Jac
    October 7, 2009 at 2:34 am

    was there really 1000 fries??? did u even finish it? lol


  • skinny latte
    October 7, 2009 at 2:39 am

    Bloody hell – those fries are something else!!! 🙂

  • Carlota
    October 7, 2009 at 2:53 am

    UOWW! That’s a lot of fried! This salmon with figs looks amazing!

  • Carlota
    October 7, 2009 at 2:54 am

    UOWW! That’s a lot of fried! This salmon with figs looks amazing!

  • christie, honoring health
    October 7, 2009 at 2:55 am

    Good luck getting things all settled in your new apt.

    Those fries look amazing!

  • Carlota
    October 7, 2009 at 2:56 am

    UOWW! That’s a lot of fried! This salmon with figs looks amazing!

  • Ellen @ peaceinmotion
    October 7, 2009 at 2:58 am

    That is an intense stack of fries!

  • Gab*
    October 7, 2009 at 3:04 am

    Dinner looks great! Not sure about the fries though! Sounds like you’re getting settled!! Exciting.

  • Nicole
    October 7, 2009 at 3:15 am

    How do they carry so many fries to a table?!

  • Marisa (Trim The Fat)
    October 7, 2009 at 3:17 am

    Awesome fry tower!!!!
    Salmon and figs are such an interesting combo – yum!

  • angieinatlanta
    October 7, 2009 at 3:25 am

    Love those fries! And those figs look delish!

  • Alanna
    October 7, 2009 at 3:25 am

    I can’t believe those french fries!

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    October 7, 2009 at 3:37 am

    those french fries are INSANE!

  • Cara (Cara Craves...)
    October 7, 2009 at 3:39 am

    Did you polish all those fries off?
    Cause that would be very impressive!

  • Matt
    October 7, 2009 at 3:59 am

    Is that stack of fries as big as I think it is?

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    October 7, 2009 at 3:59 am

    That is a HUGE pile of fries. Is it sweet potato fries? They kinda look orange.

  • Whitney @ Lettuce Love
    October 7, 2009 at 4:30 am

    Wow that is amazing! 1,000 fries = crazy!!!

  • Kasondra
    October 7, 2009 at 4:36 am

    i think i’m going to try that french fry idea but with the new carrot fry idea floating around. i’ll use shredded carrots!

  • Kath
    October 7, 2009 at 4:37 am

    WOw, I can’t decide which looks more appealing – the juicy salmon + figs or the fries!

  • leslie
    October 7, 2009 at 4:38 am

    salmon with caramelized figs? that is genius.

    those fries are terrifying lol.

  • Rebecca
    October 7, 2009 at 4:38 am

    OMG those french fries are ridiculous! That’s insane!

  • Anne P
    October 7, 2009 at 4:45 am

    good… lord. that is a MASSIVE amount of fries. how did they even carry it to the table!?!?

  • Paige
    October 7, 2009 at 4:48 am

    So glad everything is coming together for you! Bistro Ralph looks awesome! Those fries are crazy! haha

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    October 7, 2009 at 4:50 am

    I just love those Babybel cheeses. They are so convenient and healthy. Perfect with a few Kashi’s. 😉

    Dinner looks fabulous! I’ve actually never had a real fig before. I should totally get on that!

  • Stephanie
    October 7, 2009 at 4:53 am

    oh wow, that french fry stack is crucial!!!!!!

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    October 7, 2009 at 5:22 am

    I think french fries are my favorite food. I probably could eat 1,000 fries! As long as I had a gallon of ketchup, of course…Sounds like a fun dinner 🙂

  • Jess
    October 7, 2009 at 5:23 am

    Those fries are CRAZY! I’ve never had a california fig – sounds YUM! 🙂

  • Daria @ Daria Can Cook
    October 7, 2009 at 5:26 am

    Super jealous of those figs, and amazed by those fries!

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    October 7, 2009 at 5:33 am

    Ohhh my gahhhhhh…that’s insane!

  • Amy
    October 7, 2009 at 5:34 am

    I’m intrigued by those figs. Until recently, I thought figs only came in fig newton form! I had a real fig for the first time recently and was surprised by how good they are.

  • Heather
    October 7, 2009 at 5:38 am

    It may be 8:38am but those fries seem to be calling my name 😉

  • rhodeygirl
    October 7, 2009 at 5:48 am

    I love fresh figs. The best I have ever had are in Jordan. My dad still owns a lot of property there and one of them is a farm. Every time we go the farm workers bring us CASES of our figs. They are amazing, and I keep eating them until my belly hurts.

  • Betsy
    October 7, 2009 at 5:49 am

    I really don’t believe that you ate all those fries, even if you did share them with someone. This HAS to be a joke!!

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)
    October 7, 2009 at 5:59 am

    Holy wow – those fries could feed my whole city!!

  • amanda @ fake ginger
    October 7, 2009 at 6:06 am

    Omg at those fries!

  • Lizzy
    October 7, 2009 at 6:10 am

    holy cow! that mountain of matchstick fries looks so awesome! i cannot believe it! 🙂 YAY for your TJ’s run! i bet you are so excited to have one around!

  • Jenna
    October 7, 2009 at 6:12 am

    are those really french fries and did you order them??

  • Megan @ Megzz Wins At Life
    October 7, 2009 at 6:25 am

    HOLY FRIES!!! hmmmm I want french fries!! hehe

  • Krissy - Single Serving
    October 7, 2009 at 6:28 am

    That load of French fries is NOT NORMAL!!!
    I am so jealous of all the great places you have to eat out there – and I live in NYC!! Glad you are finally settling in.

  • AshleyP
    October 7, 2009 at 6:28 am

    All these restaurants you are eating at look amazing! I think I might need to win the lottery to come to Cali, I’d want to try them all!! I don’t know how you do it, but it’s awesome 🙂

  • Karen
    October 7, 2009 at 6:33 am

    how are you able to drink so much wine, after two glasses I’m zonked out and every day, let’s just say it wouldn’t be a good thing.

  • Meg
    October 7, 2009 at 6:41 am

    Caramelized figs! Wow! I would be in a food coma too after such a yummy meal!

    Don’t miss the $50 coffee giveaway over on my blog 🙂

  • emily
    October 7, 2009 at 7:09 am

    That is a tower! As much as I love fries though I think I would be more excited about the salmon, those figs look out of this world!

  • BethT @ Pretty By The Bay
    October 7, 2009 at 7:10 am

    Salmon and figs sounds amazing to me…

  • Evan Thomas
    October 7, 2009 at 7:16 am

    I’m so jealous you’re in fig country! I hope they go on sale once more here this season

  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing
    October 7, 2009 at 7:18 am

    hahahahha, biggest pile of fries EVER!!! how funny. your salmon with figs looks fantastic!!! wish we got figs like that here…

  • brandi
    October 7, 2009 at 7:24 am

    oh my goodness, that plate of fries is insane! glad the moving in is going well 🙂

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    October 7, 2009 at 7:26 am

    Hunni would die and go to heaven with that plate of fries. Of course I’d steal a handful 🙂

    I love those feed bags from WF. I want to buy some when I need to replace some of my older bags.

  • Jil
    October 7, 2009 at 7:43 am

    Wow, mountain of fries!! haha They look good though; I love shoe string fries like that. I love your shopping bags, btw. I have quite the eclectic mix of ’em…and Trader Joe’s in amazing!! We have a really small one near us, so I get as much fresh or frozen produce and as many dairy products there as possible! Such a variety! Love it, and how cheap it is!!

  • Ang
    October 7, 2009 at 7:44 am

    Those fries are insane! I’d love to try those figs!

  • Tina
    October 7, 2009 at 8:04 am

    WOW that’s a lot of fries. But the salmon and figs look incredible!! I think I’ve only ever tried a bite of a fresh fig and I got a really mushy one. Need to try one again soon!

  • Dotsie
    October 7, 2009 at 8:30 am

    The salmon and fries look oooooooh, soooo yummy!!!

  • Stacie
    October 7, 2009 at 8:37 am

    Hi Jenna, I currently live on the Peninsula in Los Altos but got married 15 years ago in Sonoma at the Kenwood Inn (when it was only 4 BR and not the mega-spa it is today!). Healdsburg is one of our favorite places! Bistro Ralphs is awesome. Our favorite place in Healdsburg though is Cafe Le Haye. I am sure you’ll get there soon. Glad you are having fun!

  • Stephanie
    October 7, 2009 at 8:39 am

    Good luck with your move:) That mountain of fries looks maginificent!

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    October 7, 2009 at 8:40 am

    Caramelized figs, salmon, fries, Viognier….and in wine country?You’re killing me here! [She said blogging from Carmel. Te he.]

  • Sheryl Butterfield
    October 7, 2009 at 9:19 am

    Such excitement lately! Wow. Since you posted the Dry Creek “general store” restaurant pic I’ve been meaning to ask: Is the Jimtown Store still in the area? I have The Jimtown Store Cookbook (2007) and it sounds neat. I guess it’s off Alexander Valley Rd. past Healdsburg. Do you know anything about Carrie Brown?

  • Lindsay
    October 7, 2009 at 9:31 am

    That salmon looks really good! Those fries go on forever!

  • Nicole (dishin')
    October 7, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    Those fries look awesome. Shoestring fries are the best! Delish!

  • Meghan@traveleatlove
    October 7, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Love the fry tower! When we were last in Healdsburg we grabbed a quick lunch at Bear Republic, and it was quite good. We are going back there after the Foodbuzz fest, and I am LOVING all of your blogging about it!

  • Running Betty
    October 7, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    When I was starting college, that plate of fries would have been heavenly. Now the photo alone made me queasy. So glad I have changed my eating habits!!

  • Jess (What's Normal, Anyways?)
    October 11, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Wow, they were being quite literal, eh? That’s pretty insane. I’m food lusting over your salmon and figs. I discovered my love of figs this year and am always looking for new ways to use them!