Category Archives: Appetizers

Spicy Kale Chips

I hit a carb wall over the weekend. Not that I don’t love all the cake, cookies, candy, and scones I’ve been gorging on mind you. I can make a breakfast out of a swirl of warm cinnamon rolls draped … Continue reading

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Gift #2: Pear-Rosemary Pate de Fruit Jewels

This past weekend, a group of 20+ of us gathered for a potluck at the lovely home of Lynda of TasteFood to celebrate the release of a cookbook featuring a number of us with our winning recipes. We’ve all competed against each … Continue reading

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Farmer’s Cheese Fresh From Your Kitchen

Before the age of mass distribution and consumerism, dairy farmers started making cheese to preserve excess milk. Farmer’s cheese was one of the first, and arguably the easiest, they likely made, which is probably why this type of cheese has … Continue reading

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Being Tempted by Fig Apple Jam

Figs are such a sensuous fruit, I think. When I eat them, I feel like I should be reclining on a divan with long lustrous hair spilling down my back; and lots of young muscular men fanning me with large … Continue reading

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Farm Visit to California Vegetable Specialties: Grilled Pear, Fig and Endive Flatbread

At least once a month here, I’ll be showcasing a farm or ranch where I’ve been lucky enough to get a behind-the-scenes tour,  along with a recipe I’ve created to highlight their “product”. Thanks to being in the San Francisco … Continue reading

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