Peach and Nectarine Cobbler with Sage Biscuits and Honey Mead Filling

August 10, 2015

This sophisticated take on a peach and nectarine cobbler has a flakey sage biscuit and a honey mead filling that is anything but ordinary! I came back to San Francisco to a fridge surprisingly full of food. My mom was staying at our place while we were in New York on vacation and we had […]

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Berry Tart with Blueberries, Strawberries and a Crisp Corn Crust

August 3, 2015

This easy summer berry tart has juicy blueberries and strawberries wrapped in a free form crisp corn flour crust! I’ve said it before but Summer grocery shopping is always an exercise in restraint for me. If I didn’t hold myself back, I would buy barrelfuls of berries and stone fruit. As it is, I try […]

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Handheld Ham and Cheese Pie (aka Ham and Brie Pop Tarts!)

July 27, 2015
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This ham and cheese pie are made with ham and brie, making them the perfect savory hand pie for a meal or just a fun snack! “Let’s do a guys night out!” I said to my friend Peter and Hadley one weekend while we were up in Sonoma. For most people, a phrase like that would […]

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Strawberry Plum Jam with Rosemary

July 20, 2015
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This luscious summer fruit jam is bursting with flavor while the touch of rosemary tempers the jam’s sweetness. “Hey are you planning to make plum jam this season? Can I tag along for a team jam session?’ texted my friend Tina. I had given her a batch of my vanilla and bay leaf plum jam […]

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Summer Minestrone Soup

July 13, 2015
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This easy summer minestrone soup recipe takes advantage of seasonal vegetables for a dish that is bursting with flavor. Summer is in full swing and, as always, my eyes are bigger than my mouth and stomach when it comes to the grocery shopping. Going to the supermarket (or the farmers market if I can remember […]

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Arancini Recipe, otherwise known as Fried Risotto Balls

July 6, 2015
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This arancini recipe (fried risotto balls) is an updated version of the classic Italian appetizer, using Panko crumbs for extra crunch! “I think I lost track of how many I’ve eaten.” said AJ when I asked him if he liked the arancinis I had made for the dinner party. That’s a solid sign that he […]

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Ribs In the Oven Recipe

June 29, 2015
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This ribs in the oven recipe means you can have deep flavorful barbecue ribs year round with minimal work and effort! “I hope ribs are OK for dinner” I said to AJ as I had picked some up on sale at the grocery store. His eyes widen in excitement and that was all the answer […]

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How I learned about the SCOTUS ruling, legalizing same-sex marriage for 50 states.

June 26, 2015
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Deep in slumber, I dreamed about a boring conference I was attending. Trapped in the middle of the 2nd row of black chairs, the person next to me was spilling his papers all over the place. I impatiently reached for my cell phone for the millionth time, anxiously awaiting the SCOTUS ruling on legalizing same-sex […]

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Asparagus salad with radishes, peas and fresh mint

June 22, 2015
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This fresh and easy composed asparagus salad had steamed crisp tender asparagus with thinly sliced radishes, peas and fresh mint. “So they’re not REALLY vegetarian. Just sort of vegetarian.” said AJ when I asked about what I should make for dinner. Our friends Alic and Kevin were coming over and it was just this sort […]

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The Forest Negroni, and a visit to the Sunset Magazine Campus in Menlo Park

June 15, 2015
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The Forest Negroni is a modern outdoorsy inspired version of the classic negroni cocktail. About a week and a half ago I had a chance to head down to Menlo Park to visit the campus of Sunset Magazine to get a sneak peak preview of their Sunset Celebration Weekend. A weekend of demos, seminars, music, […]

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Homemade English Muffins with Brown Butter

June 1, 2015
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These rich homemade English muffins are world’s better than store bought because they’re made with brown butter! The alarm I set on my iPhone went off this morning with an annoyingly chipper 60’s song that I had apparently had set in a misguided attempt to make waking up from a deep slumber a little more […]

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Photo Essay: Meals on Wheels’ Star Chefs and Vintner’s Gala 2015, part 2

May 18, 2015
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A couple of weeks ago I shared a number of photos form the Meals on Wheels Star Chefs and Vintners Gala that I attend back in April. They raised an astonishing $2.6 million from that event alone, which is just fantastic. My partner AJ and I tried our hardest to run around and take as […]

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Photo Essay: Meals on Wheels’ Star Chefs and Vintner’s Gala 2015

May 4, 2015
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The first of two photo essays for the Meals on Wheels Star Chefs and Vintner’s Gala fundraiser of 2015. AJ and I were prepared for our favorite food event of the year, the stellar Meals on Wheels’s Star Chefs and Vintners Gala. Last year it was mad rush for us to drive up from the […]

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Photo Essay: Taste of the Nation 2015

April 6, 2015
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A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend one of my favorite food fundraising events in San Franciso. Taste of the Nation featured over 60 restaurants and raised $225,000 to help feed hungry children in the U. S. $225,000 is huge! That’s over 2.2 million meals for children who need it most! Here are […]

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Photo Essay: Willis Creek Slot Canyon Hike, Utah

March 23, 2015
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Southern Utah is a magical place, filled with beautiful and majestic spots to explore. AJ and I have been there twice, in the summer of 2013 and the summer of 2014, trying to see as much as possible. We feel like we barely scratched the surface. Though there are gorgeous National Parks in Utah, one […]

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Call for Recipe Testers!

March 16, 2015

Hello friends and fellow readers! I’ve casually mentioned that I’m working on a cookbook called Marbled, Swirled and Layered for the past year and the time has come for me to ask if you any of you all would be willing to help me out? I need recipe testers for the cookbook and I would […]

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Taste of the Nation 2015 – Tickets available, with 20% discount

March 9, 2015

Hey there San Francisco readers! I just wanted to give you all a heads up on the Taste of The Nation fundraising event happening Thursday, March 26, 2015. Taste of the Nation is one of the coolest food events happening here in San Francisco, with beneficiaries including 18 Reasons, Children of Shelters, California Food Policy […]

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