Monthly Archives: February 2011

What I’m Reading Today

Today we’re talking seafood.  We should all eat more of it, right?  If ever you’re concerned about which fish are best to eat (because trust me-many are not so good), check out Seafood Watch from the Monterey Bay Aquarium. You … Continue reading

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Old Friends and Cookies

Before I began my career in the culinary world, I spent many years at a desk doing a “real” job.  I have watched lots of ex co-workers climb their respective corporate ladders and seen a few of them do what … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading Today

Rain, wind, colder temps…so much for all that bragging I’ve been doing about sunny California.  Guess it’s time to get back in the kitchen.  My remedy yesterday was Tuesday Recipe’s amazing homemade chai tea.   Today I’m looking at these: (Anne … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day

  Happy Valentine’s Day May your day be filled with sweets like these!

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What I’m Reading Today

I’m cooking dinner for some extended family tonight and found myself at a loss when planning the menu.  The sun is shining bright out here and my usual February braises and stews just don’t feel right.  So, I’m bucking the … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day (or Any Day) Dinner

 (Craig Cutler/Bon Appétit) I’ve heard from so many of you that you’re planning to make my Valentine’s Day menu from Bon Appétit for your sweetie next week.  Personally, I think it’s a great dinner for any time so you really … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading Today

I hope you’re keeping cosy where ever you are.  It is days like this, among many others, I am incredibly grateful to live in sunny California.  With a high of 60 and clear blue skies, you can almost forget it’s … Continue reading

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