The Mighty Carrot

By |June 14, 2013|Categories: Appetizers|

In season during Summer and Fall, the Carrot can be found year round as a staple in markets and on dinner tables across the country and around the world. This usually orange colored root vegetable will occasionally masquerade in disguises of purple, red, yellow and even white. The Carrot is [...]

What’s for Dinner?

By |July 10, 2012|Categories: Salads, Seafood|

I usually start thinking about this right after breakfast. HA! But, I am a chef, so, I am kind of always thinking about food, meals, lists of ingredients, etc… I thought, hey, I can help answer this age old question of “What’s for dinner?” How? By telling you! No really, [...]

Eat a Peach

By |June 21, 2011|Categories: Desserts|

An Allman Brother’s Album and also just a really good sorta summer Carpe Diem. You may have Georgia on your mind as they claim to be the “Peach State” but alas, it is our very own sunny California that is the major peach producer of the U.S. of A. And [...]

The Noble Pear

By |January 28, 2011|Categories: Desserts|

Sweet, juicy pears, once considered as “gift of the gods”, are members of the rose family and are related to the apple. This fabulous fruit was introduced to California and Mexico by Spanish missionaries, though cultivation has been traced 300 years to Western Asia and could date further to the [...]

Winter Squash It

By |December 7, 2010|Categories: Side Dishes|

Squash: “ The fruits of various members of the gourd family, which fall into two classifications, winter squash and summer squash” Both summer and winter squash are great “go to” vegetables as there are so many varieties. Every part of the plant can be eaten over the course of the [...]

Heirloom Tomatoes

By |May 10, 2010|Categories: Appetizers, Salads, Side Dishes|

Eva Purple Ball, Green Zebra, Black Krim, Brandywine, Cherokee Purple, HillBilly, Mortgage Lifter, Pink Ping Pong, Early Girl… No, I am not calling you names or listing bizarre obscenities. I am talking about tomatoes. I am particularly fascinated by the heirlooms…their rainbow of colors, unique appearances (wow! there are some [...]

What’s Cooking

Find out what’s cooking in my kitchen, and what notable goodies I’m finding at the local farmer’s market. I will be posting wonderful recipes throughout the year so be sure to check back often!


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