Food

Pizza on the Grill

August 5, 2017 Food

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Pizza night is a family tradition we enjoy nearly every Saturday eve. In fact, when alternate Saturday evening plans keep us from our family pizza night tradition, the kids are quick to complain. Some evenings we are more adventurous than others, and most evenings, the kids are in the kitchen helping us prepare the pizza […]

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Spain and its Vinegar: A Look at Pedro Ximénez Vinegars

January 11, 2017 Blog

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It has been a while since I traveled to Spain, but the memory of my visit still remains with me – in my mind, and on my plate. Seville is a city that creeps up on you. Quiet and unassuming, then exploding with life. Museums, people, culture, flamenco all tumble down on you, almost too […]

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It’s a New Year: It’s time for some ‘Homemade Homemade’

January 6, 2017 Blog

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As the new year arrives, so too has a new opportunity. Recently, the Marcato Marga Mulino Grain Mill arrived in the mail, and, with the dawn of a new year, we’re excited to experience how the mill will help our family take the next step in making more healthy food choices. We have always focused […]

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Annual Sonoma Extra Virgin Festival to Debut in November

October 10, 2016 Food

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B.R. Cohn Winery, one of America’s most acclaimed producers of fine estate wines and extra virgin olive oil, announces the launch of its first annual Sonoma Extra Virgin Festival on November 5-6, 2016. The Sonoma Extra Virgin Festival will celebrate Sonoma’s olive harvest and kick off the weekend with a hand harvest of B.R. Cohn’s […]

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The Beauty of Soup

September 28, 2016 Food

Vegetable Barley Soup

It’s officially soup season here at our house. Although we enjoy soup  year-round, it is when the chill is in the air that we truly embrace a variety of these belly-warming concoctions. According to The History of Food by Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat, soup is derived “from ‘sop’ or ‘sup’ meaning the slice of bread on which […]

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Celebrating Chinese New Year

February 8, 2016 Food

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Chinese New Year is the Spring festival considered the most important holiday in the Asian calendar. This centuries old celebration brings together family and friends, to renew their luck for the coming year. Many families clean the house, sweeping away any bad fortune and making way for good luck. I like idea of making way […]

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Sunday Prep: Snacks

January 6, 2016 Blog

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I’m out of step this week trying to get back into the swing of things following Christmas break. After a fun and relaxing holiday season, we’re back to our usual crazy schedule of work, school and after-school activities. I’m driving here and there, cracking the whip on homework, piano and guitar practice, and repeatedly asking […]

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Semifreddo: Strawberry, Blueberry and Vanilla

June 29, 2015 Desserts

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 Who says you can’t enjoy homemade ice cream if you don’t have an ice cream maker. This refreshing semifreddo is the perfect way to transform fresh ingredients into a summertime treat. Try it as is, or replace with your favorite berries. 4 tbsp sugar, divided, plus 1/2 cup 1 cup whole milk, divided 1 vanilla […]

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Endive

May 4, 2015 Food

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A member of the chicory family, endive leaves have a crisp texture and a nutty flavor with a pleasantly mild bitterness. Belgian endive variety is a favorite for chefs and home cooks alike because of it’s versatility. Endive is a nutritious addition to an appetizer, entrees, soups or salads. Here are a few recipes that […]

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Today’s Lesson: Peruse Your Old Recipes from Time to Time

February 10, 2015 Desserts

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                                If you’re anything like me, you’re stuck in a rut, re-working the same 15 or so recipes in the kitchen. They’re the ones I’m most comfortable with (at this time), and more importantly, the ones my family (i.e. the […]

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