Aislyn Greene
Aislyn moved to the Bay Area last year, primarily to indulge her culinary passions. Wrestling with who would win in a Seattle-versus-San Francisco smackdown keeps her up at night (Seattle’s got thalis at Jerry Traunfeld’s Poppy and James Beard-nominated pastry at Cafe Besalu, but San Francisco has Michelin-starred Commis and the ever-popular Tartine Bakery – how to decide?). Current Westphobia: The word “foodie”, even though she makes-believe as a pastry chef in her spare time (obsessions include smoked chocolate and how to start a pastry CSA).

Recent Posts By Aislyn Greene

Sunset Eat Fresh, Day 5: The sweet, sweet end

Small (pie-shaped) hurdles aside, I appreciated the opportunity to check my habits for a week. I spend so much time eating on auto-pilot, especially the sweet stuff (a little leftover holiday candy here, a bowl of chocolate granola there) that I’m no longer in touch with how frequently I actually crave sugar.

Sunset Eat Fresh, Day 3: I cracked

I’ve been so good this week: Packing my little lunch thermos with squash curry, tucking a pear and some nuts aside for afternoon snacks. But today I left my snacks at home and had only a small amount of curry left for lunch. So come 4:30, I was hungry and dinnertime felt very far away.

Sunset Eat Fresh, Day 1: Bye bye, Candyland

I’m giving up: All sugar (including honey and syrup), booze, and dairy

I chose this because: I’m a sugar fiend. And it needs to stop! And, in general, I feel better if don’t drink alcohol or eat dairy so I figured, why not just go for broke this week?

6 Stories We’re Loving This Week

From the tiny house movement to DIY counter tops, the stories our editors are reading and sharing this week.