California Cooking

Every year at work we have an annual Guac Off event where everyone brings in their best homemade guacamole. We all sample them and vote on the best. I have learned through trial and error that the best guacs are the simplest ones. I’ve made a decadent guac with roasted cherries & white pepper, I’ve […]

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As you saw on Wednesday, we have the most darling little goat farm in nearby Pescadero. They make the most incredible, award winning goat cheese. If you have a chance to visit the Bay Area, its worth taking a coastal drive down Highway 1 and cutting in a little bit to see this cute country […]

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As summer approaches, the farmer’s markets are bursting with delicious fruits and vegetables. I have to set myself a limit or I end up with more produce than we could possibly use! Today I’m throwing some of the spoils of my visit together in a gorgeous veggie dish, Asparagus with Balsamic Tomatoes.Snap the ends of […]

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I don’t normally cook with chicken thighs. I tend to use chicken breasts 90% of the time. They always look so gorgeous in the store, but I think that I have been missing out. The chicken thigh is so much more flavorful and tender. I opted to use chicken thighs for this dish and I […]

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When we were on the train from Florence, rolling through the Italian countryside we passed through the food regions of Tuscany, including the town of Parma. While we were able to sample many regional ingredients while in Florence, I hope to go back to explore some more. There are cheese making classes and balsamic tasting […]

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