10.12.2009

High on the Hog



tomales bay, ca
If ever there were a dreamy place to celebrate a first year of marriage, it is Nick’s Cove in Tomales Bay near the Point Reyes National Seashore, where we ended our trip out West. For an oyster lover, there are few things more exhilarating than eating a Hog Island Kumamoto oyster at sunset overlooking the very bay where they are raised.
This night requires no story, just a few words. Perfect light. Briny oysters. Blazing fire. Cold beer. My best friend.
If you happened to be celebrating your anniversary on a night when your wallet feels fat, stay over in one of their cozy cabins, handsomely decorated, that sit on stilts over the bay. Or, race like mad to San Francisco International Airport for the redeye back to New York and dream of the day you’ll do it all again.
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Sarah Copeland is a food and lifestyle expert, and the author of Feast: Generous Vegetarian Meals for Any Eater and Every Appetite, and The Newlywed Cookbook. She is the Food Director at Real Simple magazine, and has appeared in numerous national publications including Saveur, Health, Fitness, Shape, Martha Stewart Living and Food & Wine magazines. As a passionate gardener, Sarah's Edible Living philosophy aims to inspire good living through growing, cooking and enjoying delicious, irresistible whole foods. She thrives on homegrown veggies, stinky cheese and chocolate cake. Sarah lives in New York with her husband and their young daughter.