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GOAT CHEESE STUFFED PIQUILLO PEPPERS

  30AEATS  Wonderfully versatile piquillo peppers come exclusively from the small northern Spanish region of Navarra. Nestled between the borders of southern France and Basque territory, the town of Lodosa thrives on a busy trade in piquillo peppers. The peppers … Continue reading

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Watermelon with Chili Salt

   It’s going to be another hot couple of days here in Northern California!  I know most of the country has had their share of hot weather this summer.  Here is a quick, delicious recipe that will help cool you … Continue reading

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Fresh from Alaska

I’ve just returned from an annual class I do at the Talon Lodge  in Alaska. This gorgeous place is located on a private island near Sitka and offers magnificent views of the stunning scenery. Guided fishing trips here are a … Continue reading

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Cold Soups for Hot Weather

As the temperature goes up, the last thing most people feel like doing is a lot of cooking. This time of year cries out for make-ahead dishes like cold soups. I’ve included several of my favorites below. They are great … Continue reading

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All About Asparagus- Part 2

I have fond memories of wild asparagus growing up on my Grandparents ranch in Colorado. The ranch was at the base of Mt. Princeton, one of the Collegiate Peaks and also one of Colorado’s 53 “fourteeners” (mountains more than 14,000 … Continue reading

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Remembering Ingram’s Chili Bowl

Longtime Sonoma County residents, and even those who have traveled to Sonoma County through the years, may remember Ingram’s Chili Bowl. It was a very simple place that opened in 1951 on Old Redwood Highway in Santa Rosa. The seats … Continue reading

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A Dinner in the Orchard with Dry Creek Peach and Produce Company

One of my favorite events each year is a class and dinner that I do with Dry Creek Peach Company in the middle of their orchard in the beautiful Dry Creek Valley near Healdsburg, California.  I do this in partnership … Continue reading

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Cranberries: An American Original

The cranberry, along with blueberries and the Concord grape, have a unique and special place in American cuisine.  They are the three North American native fruits that are grown in commercial quantities.  There are of course, many other fruits native … Continue reading

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BRINING AHEAD: THE SECRET TO MOIST GRILLED FISH AND MEATS

Living in California gives me lots of opportunities to use my charcoal grill.  I love the smoky, caramelized flavors that grilling contributes.  There is one drawback however:  you must be constantly vigilant to not overcook and dry out whatever is … Continue reading

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Welcome!

I thought I would celebrate the opening of my new blog with one of my favorite end of summer recipes.  I hope you’ll try it and let me know how it turns out! WATERMELON, GRILLED FIG, ONION AND FETA SALAD … Continue reading

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