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Recipes for a Holiday Meal

Happy holidays everyone! I prepared this meal for eight as part of the fundraiser for The Laguna Foundation. It was a big hit and I’m sure your family and guests will enjoy this meal this holiday season. I served them in order, below, with lots of time in between courses for conversation. Plan for a… Read More


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Yours Truly as Winery Chef…Join me!

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I will be the guest chef at Adobe Road Winery’s Harvest Hike and Food/Wine Tasting on October 14th at Famighetti Vineyard in Healdsburg. . You’ll begin with an appetizer in the tree house and it keeps getting better from there! My daughter Olivia will be my sous chef for the main course and for a… Read More

Julia Ross: The Craving Cure program

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I am thrilled to chair a program by Julia Ross at The Commonwealth Club. It’s August 30th at 6:00 p.m. Here is the link to purchase your tickets: https://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2018-08-30/craving-cure-winning-battle-between-health-and-bliss THE CRAVING CURE: WINNING THE BATTLE BETWEEN HEALTH AND BLISS On our nutrient-poor, narcotic-rich techno-diet, close to 50 percent of us are obese and fully 50… Read More

Your Larder

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Your Larder First of all, what is a larder? Well, it’s not a pantry. A pantry is, historically speaking, where bread was kept and where preparation of foods associated with bread was done. While we’re on a roll with vernacular, alcoholic beverages were stored in the buttery (“butts” of barrels) and cooking was done in… Read More

Roasted Tomatillo Relish

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I love this relish, but then again, I love cilantro. If you’re one of the many people who think it tastes like soap, then substitute parsley or a combination of parsley and basil. This is wonderful on fish or chicken, or your favorite meat or non-meat burger. Try it on your eggs for breakfast! You… Read More

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