Monday, February 15, 2010

Love Day Celebration (A Day Late)

Since we were tired (i.e. hungover) and traveling home from L.A. on Valentine's Day, we didn't do much to celebrate.

However, we did get a good night's sleep and woke up on Monday morning looking for something fun to do...more fun than unpacking and laundry! So we headed to Tomales Bay and visited the Hog Island Oyster Company - The Farm.

We had never actually visited The Farm before, so we didn't know what to expect, BUT we have had several opportunities to enjoy their delicious freshly caught oysters and new we were in for a treat.

We stepped up to The Hog Shack, ordered ourselves a couple dozen small oysters and were ready to dig in.

Look at all the fresh oysters!!

There is a picnic area, equipped with BBQs and all, where you are able to bring your own food/drinks and enjoy the view and some tasty food. Again, since we had never been, we didn't know that we could do this, so we opted to stop somewhere for lunch instead. The next trip we will definitely be bringing some snacks and drinks to accompany our fresh oysters.

We took our oysters home where Mr. Pickle shucked them, made the famous Hog Wash (recipe below), made some garlic bread and enjoyed a quiet evening at home watching America's Funniest Home Video's and cuddled with the doggies.

What a wonderful (Valentine's) day!!!!!!!

1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
1/4 cup natural rice vinegar
1 large shallot, peeled and finely diced
1 large Jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely diced
1/2 bunch of cilantro, finely chopped
juice of 1 lime


Marcie Franich said...

Why did Scott have to get all responsible on me!! I wanted to go SO freakin' bad. I'm totally jealous. Oh well, our place is totally spotless now. Next time!

Katie said...


Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

So fun! I love oysters...but the weirdest thing happened- last year, or year before, I developed a NEW allergy to oysters, steamers and scallops- not ALL shell fish- just those so far that I know of! I keep testing, and i keep getting sicker than the time before. :(
Looks so yummy!

Iva said...

wooohooo fun!!