Baby Artichokes Braised in Wine and Butter

  When I moved to California about 20 years ago I discovered artichokes. Growing up in Florida we did not eat many artichokes and by this I mean none. So

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Really Flavorful Braised Chicken Quesadillas

Last night we felt like having chicken quesadillas for dinner. Usually when I make these for Wyatt I just grab some leftover chicken from a previous meal and throw things

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Chicken Meatballs

Hi. So it’s suddenly very wintery here. It’s stew & braise and build a fire weather. It’s comfort food time. It gets dark at 4:30 and that is tough. For

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Arugula & Shallot Mayo

  As has been discussed on this blog before, I like Mayonnaise, a lot. Bust sometimes I want to jazz my sandwiches up a little more than adding just plain

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Last Minute Udon

u·don  (dn) n. A thick Japanese noodle made with wheat flour, usually served in soup or broth. [Japanese, wheat noodle.]     I like soup. I love udon. Last week I found

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An Abundance of Squash

Summer means an abundance of riches when it comes to beautiful produce here in Northern California. I am very fortunate to have great friends who think of me when they

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Summer

Things currently found in my fridge: Grapefruit Fresh Peaches Really strong french blue cheese I LOVE summer! “I fell for her in summer, my lovely summer girl, From summer she

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Soul Food

What feeds the soul? In my experience many different things. Maybe it’s poetry or music or chocolate. Maybe it’s eating Huevos Rancheros on the beach in the early morning after

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Spring Risotto

Spring has sprung and I am all for it. Popped into Whole Foods yesterday to pick up some bread and walked out with all this beautiful produce. So I got

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Higher Learning is Good

This has been a challenging year. Back in school, which I love, studying hard to become a teacher.  It has been fun and trying. I attend a college in Sonoma.

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