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Get your veggies for breakfast

I am always trying to incorporate more veggies and fruit into my diet. I love good food and I love slow cooked homemade meals but it’s not always easy or timely to clean, chop and slow cook veggies throughout the day. I do munch on raw carrots but I have to admit I really enjoy… Read more »

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Chicken ‘N’ Dumplings

It’s fall y’all. Well maybe not for my Florida friends but here in Northern Cal it’s most definitely arrived. It was so chilly the other night I was ready for a fire. I like comfort food in the fall. Something about pastas and sauces and roasting chickens just warms my soul. So, in that mood… Read more »

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Ratatouille-Not the movie

I am really lucky to have good friends who live on a beautiful farm in Sonoma. They grow all kinds of vegetables and flowers on their property. Recently, my friend dropped by my house and brought with him a big beautiful bag of home grown veggies that he and his wife grew out there in… Read more »

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North Carolina Dinner

Every summer I spend a few weeks in the mountains of North Carolina in a little town called Highlands. My family has been going there for 20 years to escape the heat of the Florida summer and I usually fly in from California for a few weeks in July or August.  Highlands NC is a… Read more »

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Dinner Party

So my friends Serge & Stef are coming in from Russia tonight. I am so excited to see them. We used to get together all the time and cook and hang out and then they moved from Oakland to Russia! Not just a hop, skip and a jump away. Anyway Sege emailed me and said… Read more »

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Black Cod, Favas & Duckhorn

So…sigh..I wish I lived on TV. Or at least in Foodnetwork land where you have a minion following you around and re-cooking all the screw-ups to make them beautiful for all the people out there watching. People who think…that’s so easy and it only took less than 30 minutes to make and hmmmm I’ll be… Read more »

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Pho

For those of us who live in the SF Bay area the choices for ethnic cuisine are endless. SF is a mish mash of people from all over the world and the city is a showcase of different cultures and cuisines. Many of our restaurants and fast food places here draw from different cultures and… Read more »

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Stuffed Peppers

So I am thinking about dinner tonight. Looked around my kitchen to see what we have on hand cuz I really don’t want to go to the store. This is what I have found so far: We have lots of beautiful peppers, zucchini, squash, onions, shallots, basil, mint, risotto, chicken broth and fresh bread sticks…. Read more »

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Burgers!

So here’s the story, there are many days when friends ask me what I am cooking for dinner or to share a recipe with them. I set this blog up  so I could share thoughts, recipes and ideas with friends and family and so you guys can comment back with your own thoughts or suggestions…. Read more »