It’s Almost Time!

Around this time of year we begin to anticipate the Thanksgiving Holiday and meal. For many of us in Northern California that means Dungeness Crab.  This year Thanksgiving occurs on Thursday November 28. Will Dungeness Crab be in season and available?  As of right now...

Beautiful Sparkler

While we would never try to disguise a mediocre sparkler with a fruit infusion, we would transform a really nice bubbly into a fabulous summer cocktail. To explore this idea, we decided to make a beautifully colored hibiscus syrup.  Nothing heavy or cloying...

Roast Fruit

What a perfect time of year to discover the delicious flavors you can create by roasting fruit.  Roasting fruit intensifies flavors and allows the sugars to caramelize.  Almost any fruit can be roasted, even those that do not readily come to mind.  Below are some...

GREEN CURRY CHICKEN

I love green curry so I decided to put together a chicken curry and challenge my sister to pair it with a fun wine from Locals.  This is a simple, rich dish.  It can be spicy or quite mild according to your tastes.  It comes together in...

Cabbage and Sausage Roast

Cabbage and Sausage Roast (With credit to the New York Times for a lot of guidance and inspiration.) The Wine: The beauty of this dish is the complex flavors and a variety of textures that arise out of the basic simplicity of the ingredients. What this does is open up...

From Disappointment to Discovery

For years I’ve struggled to make a good burger at home. I get a good burger at a restaurant and it always sends me back to the drawing board. Breadcrumbs, panko, egg, different seasonings, different fat content. I’ve tried them all and then some. I knew what I...