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Farro Pasta with Black-eyed Peas…mmm…hmmm

In the South we eat Black-eyed peas every New Year’s Day for good luck. I could eat them every day. I love them so much. Over the years I have found that Black-eyed peas are a very versatile bean and can go with many different types of dishes. You can eat them cold in a… Read more »

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Elegant, Simple & Delicious

Happy New Year! Here we are already the end of January almost 1 whole month into 2011. I can’t believe it. January. The dead of winter, the month when we are all trying to stick to our New Year’s resolutions. It’s cold and dark and the day is over before you know it. It’s the… Read more »

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Dirty but Yummy Rice

So the Holiday Season is upon us once again. I love the holidays. I love walking in downtown SF and looking at all the beautiful holiday decorations that are up and listening o the street musicians do their renderings of the holiday classics. One thing I don’t like though is feeling overstuffed on too rich… Read more »

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Cauliflower Tart

I love cauliflower. I would go so far to say that it i my favorite vegetable. This week. Seriously though, I find it to be very versatile and delicious. Recently I even saw someone on Food TV make a cauliflower ragout and serve it with spaghetti, a good idea which deserves further investigation. Yesterday I… Read more »

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Vegetable Fritters-Who doesn’t like fritters?

I often face the age old question at my house-how can I get my 4 yr old to eat his veggies? I have begged, threatened, pleaded and tried bribing. It usually results in a flat out refusal to eat or him taking 1 bite and then doing an exaggerated gagging act that proves all the… Read more »

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Rainy Day Comfort Food

It’s rainy and cold in Mill Valley. It turned into winter overnight it seems. Got the Giants vs. Phillies on TV and a fire in the fireplace. It’s quite cozy in here. Today is the kind of day where you just want comfort food. It’s definitely not a salad kind of day. For dinner tonight… Read more »

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Eggplant On My Mind…

So I have been thinking about eggplant a lot lately. I have been in the mood for it since last week when I stayed with my sister in Tennessee. She had all this fresh eggplant from their garden that was just waiting to be turned into something lovely and delicious. Sadly, I didn’t have time… Read more »

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If you find yourself in Sausalito…

Yesterday was another gorgeous fall day here in the SF Bay Area. I really love fall in this area. It is warm and sunny but the light has shifted and the days are shorter. You can see and smell fall in the air and it is a wonderful time to live in or visit the… Read more »

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Cake Disaster

I love cake. Mmmmmm…cake. What can be better than the wonderful smells wafting out of the oven while your cake is happily baking away in there. I am usually pretty good at making cakes. In fact no cake big or small has defeated me yet UNTIL the Caramel Cake. It sounds innocent enough. And if… Read more »

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Roast Pork, Chickpea Ragout and Spicy Greens

There is a restaurant here in Marin that I just love, it’s called Insalatas and it features Mediterranean inspired food. They have the best salads, and soup and hummus. I love going there for lunch with a book and just having a really delicious Chicken Fatoush salad and some alone time lost in my book…. Read more »