Breakfast/ Dessert/ Dinner



Quick post because I’m off to work Winter Wineland all day at Michel Schlumberger but wanted to give y’all a recap of my yummy dinner last night. Well, first of all I snacked on a delicious Trader Joe’s peanut butter granola bar while writing away:


And then we ended up going to one of my very favorite restaurants, Girl and the Fig for dinner! Last time I was here was when Tina, Kath, Meghann and Beth were in town last Fall and I was so excited to go back. 🙂 The restaurant is all the way in the town of Sonoma, so sort of a hike, but totally worth it.

We ordered cheese to start!


The cheese was good but not exactly my style. I prefer more of a soft goats milk style cheese. These were all pretty firm and the blue cheese was SUPER stinky! I liked that it came with apples and cranberries though. That was my favorite part 🙂

For my entree, I ordered the grilled salmon. I heart salmon so much and don’t eat it nearly enough. I should have taken a picture of my date’s dinner because he ordered this scallop and pork belly dish that was quite amazing. California = pork belly.


For some reason both of us were still hungry after we finished our dinners so dessert it was. Chocolate creme brulee! Unfortunately it escaped the camera’s eye, as it was inhaled in about 6 seconds flat.

This morning I was craving a cold bowl of cereal for some reason and dug into the Kashi Go Lean:


I had this X 2 🙂 Plus an orange.


Time to get to work! Enjoy your Saturday!

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  • Evan Thomas
    January 16, 2010 at 9:05 am

    That salmon looks delicious! I made some last night but it came out awful because it was not properly thawed. I can’t wait till the Summer and we can start grilling around here again

  • Kati @ Living Well
    January 16, 2010 at 9:07 am

    Chocolate Creme Brulee!? Yum!! Isn’t it funny how you can eat hot oatmeal day after day and then wake up knowing you HAVE to have cold cereal? It just hits the spot 🙂

  • Tammy
    January 16, 2010 at 9:09 am

    I just saw a special about that restaurant on the Food Network. Williams (of Williams and Sonoma) was there and they were talking about his visit to the restaurant. I would love to try it some day!

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    January 16, 2010 at 9:11 am

    I wish I could eat more salmon, too. It just costs so much more than chicken for a regular weeknight meal. I had some cold cereal and an orange today too. I love citrus this time of year. It’s freezing where I live, so it sort of makes me feel a little less wintry!

  • Ameena
    January 16, 2010 at 9:12 am

    That salmon looks SO great!! I can’t wait to this restaurant the next time I am up north!

  • Carolyn
    January 16, 2010 at 9:14 am

    Yum! Now I’m wishing I’d ordered salmon last night instead of steak.

  • Molly
    January 16, 2010 at 9:14 am

    mmm yum! That cheese looks great too (sorry you didnt like it 🙁 ) Sometimes, the stinkier the better!

  • M
    January 16, 2010 at 9:25 am

    Eeeee, date!

  • Katie
    January 16, 2010 at 9:26 am

    You sound so very happy! Your dinner looks awesome. Hope you have a great day.

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    January 16, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Yum, salmon rocks. My favorite meal (one of my favorites) is salmon with a sweet potato on the side.. always hits the spot!

  • Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen
    January 16, 2010 at 9:32 am

    that salmon dish looks amazing…what is that on top of it? sounds like a truly delish dinner 🙂

  • Foy Update - Cook. Garden. Write. Repeat.
    January 16, 2010 at 9:39 am

    Salmon is one of the fish cravings I get. I gave up all sea food a while back. (Actually after visiting some mangroves that were being harvested for charcole and then made into commercial shrimp farm – it completely destroys the fish nurseries and errods the shore then becomes a silty muddy infertile mess in about five years.) I remember how delicious salmon is.

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat)
    January 16, 2010 at 9:39 am

    Sometimes, cold cereal is just the perfect thing in the mornings. It all depends…

  • Katharine
    January 16, 2010 at 9:40 am

    Salmon is one of my favorite dishes, too, and also something I don’t prepare for myself nearly enough. Need to start doing that!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    January 16, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Sounds like a lovely date! I really like firm cheeses, actually…the stinky blues, I could live without 🙂
    Have fun today!

  • casey
    January 16, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Have you tried the new berry kashi golean? It’s really delish! It’s so nice to hear about these dates you’ve been going on — especially with a guy that sounds like a foodie. 🙂

  • Liz
    January 16, 2010 at 10:23 am

    You go to the most amazing restaurants. I’m jealous! lol

  • Mastering Public Health
    January 16, 2010 at 10:32 am

    Sometimes cold cereal really hits the spot. But, recently, I’ve been enjoying oatmeal WITH “cold” cereal in it. Soggy and delicious. 🙂

  • Karla
    January 16, 2010 at 10:32 am

    I’ve heard of The Girl and the Fig! I wanted to go last week when I went up to Napa but it was a little too far up there! Looks delicious though!

  • Kelly B.
    January 16, 2010 at 10:41 am

    Anything with “fig” in the title is ACE in my book!

  • Hillary (Nutrition Nut on the Run)
    January 16, 2010 at 10:42 am

    The Girl and the Fig is such a cute restaurant. Love Sonoma’s town square. Have fun at work today, miss!

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    January 16, 2010 at 10:48 am

    That salmon looks scrumptious. I know what you mean, I absolutely love salmon but eat it rarely due to it being pretty expensive (if you get the wild, natural good stuff). Your entire dinner looks beautiful. Thank you for not showing the chocolate creme brulee, because I’m pretty sure the sight of it would cause me to go on a chocolate raid in my kitchen. 🙂

    Have fun at the winery today, Jenna!

  • Amanda@thgrainsofparadise
    January 16, 2010 at 10:53 am

    I’m a vegetarian but I remember that Salmon was my absolute fave fish! So beautiful and healthy 🙂

  • Lily @ Lily's Health Pad
    January 16, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Oooh la la! I hope your date went well! Sounds like the eats were at least good!

  • Jennie
    January 16, 2010 at 11:37 am

    Pork Belly must be a California thing. I live in AZ and have never heard of it. You seem to enjoy quite a bit of it. 🙂

  • Mae @ OhhMay
    January 16, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Salmon is the bomb. I always get filled up really quickly when I eat salmon at a restarunt. Have an awesome day!

  • Jil
    January 16, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    What an awesome dinner! and to cap it off with chocolate creme brulee YUM!

  • kim
    January 16, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    that food looks great! i think you mis-took my comment yesterday about the fact that you eat out so much. i literally was just curious how you afford that? i’ve been reading your blog for awhile and since you moved to cali, it seems you eat atleast one meal per day out somewhere. all of the food always looks good, but i would be broke! i was really just asking how you can afford to do that!

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers
    January 16, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Looks so good! And I love the name “girl and the fig”-so cute!

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    January 16, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Yum looks like a delicious dinner!

  • Megan (Bitesoftheapple)
    January 16, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Love me some Kashi!! I got off the cereal kick since it’s so cold outside, but it deff made me want some!

  • Chloe (Project Live Well)
    January 16, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    You eat some seriously amazing food Jenna! I love stopping by your blog & checking out your latest restaurant eats.

    Have a great day!

  • Susan
    January 16, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    What a great date dinner! You know he’s a keeper when he orders well and wants to split dessert ; )

  • Sandy
    January 16, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Ooo my curiosity is killing meabout ur mysetery date!! but i totally respect and get ur want of a LITTLE privacy… dinner looks so yummy! and i can never stop at just one bowl of kashi cereal! 😛

  • Jenna
    January 16, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Restaurant looks fab!

  • Gabriela
    January 16, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Salmon + chocolate creme brulee! Yum! You’re a lucky girl 🙂

  • Paige@ RunningAroundNormal
    January 16, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    I’m a soft-cheese fan, too. But it still looks delicious!
    And that dessert must have been ta – die!

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write
    January 16, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    I wish I could get with Kashi Go Lean. I just don’t like it. I’ve tried it probably half a dozen times. It just tastes like sticks to me. I haven’t seen those TJ’s bars. Looks good. I’ll have to look for him at ours.

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    January 16, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    Figs are my absolute favorite!

  • courtney
    January 16, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    I love that you have a date. And that he is all yours. You are so cute. Have a great weekend 😉

  • Cmath
    January 16, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    This post made my day! I just made a reservation for my moms birthday at girl & fig at the recommendation of a co-worker. I haven’t been to CA in years and never to wine country; I’m thrilled your meal looks fabulous! Any other recommendations for things to do in that area? Thanks in advance to anyone who has suggestions!