These last few days of spring have been warm ones up in the woods! On a recent evening after work, Jonathan and I took a picnic to one of our favorite local hiking spots. Russian Ridge runs down the peninsula just south of San Francisco and I love it because you can see the SF Bay (and Silicon Valley) to the east and the ocean (Pescadero/Half Moon Bay) to the west. This was our first time using the picnic backpack we got as a wedding gift, which proved very handy. We weren’t really celebrating anything, but had a chilled bottle of bubbly in the fridge which was a fun addition to the salad and Asparagus Tart I packed.