These fun popsicles are made with coconut water and gummy bears. It’s the perfect summer treat that will also help you stay hydrated!The recent bout of hot weather has me wanting to eat nothing except ice pops. I actually made a version of these two years ago, but I thought it was time for an update. I keep cold, refreshing coconut water in the fridge at all times. Usually it’s my post yoga drink, but lately I’ve been drinking a lot more to stay hydrated.

Farmer’s Bottega is a popular farm-to-table restaurant featuring a mix of Italian and American cuisine. A few weeks ago, we had a delicious meal here. The restaurant had been on my to-do list for a very long time, and I’ve been especially curious about their brunch. We were invited in for dinner and accepted the opportunity to finally eat here.The interior of the restaurant is quite charming, with its wall of wooden boxes and hanging light bulbs, giving it a rustic yet modern feel.

FRIED GREEN TOMATO

QQ Noodle is a popular restaurant located in the Bay Area specializing in fresh, house-made noodles. We ate here a few times during my last few trips home because of my obsession with fresh noodles.

QQ is a Taiwanese term used to describe a chewy texture. You’ll often see the word associated with the tapioca in milk tea.

The menu here is pretty extensive, with a wide range of different noodle dishes. Here are some of the dishes my family got on our last few visits:

Garlic Sauce with Pork, extra wide noodles