Food

Breakfast Resolutions

January 17, 2018 Blog

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I do this every year. I make my resolutions and then don’t follow through with them. This time around, I’ve scaled back my resolutions, and plan to focus on making small changes so I can feel accomplished. One resolution that remains on my list is to mix things up at breakfast time. It gets our […]

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Baking up a Storm

December 18, 2017 Food

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Holidays are a time for baking all our favorite, cookies, pastries, and breads. Here we highlight two of the essential ingredients in baking – flour and butter – and discuss how choosing the right ingredients can make all the difference. Keep in mind, that choosing the best ingredients will ensure the best possible outcome. But […]

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Spices and Herbs: Fresh Flavors

December 12, 2017 Christmas

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A little oregano, fresh rosemary, cinnamon, freshly ground pepper, vanilla beans, Italian spice blend, kosher salt . . . You name it, you’re probably using it this holiday season. From baking to cooking and from breakfasts to desserts, spices and seasonings are an integral part of holiday foods. This season you will probably use a […]

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The Perfect Roast: Indoors or Out

December 1, 2017 Food

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The roast is the centerpiece of the meal, the pièce de résistance, the crown of the table, and what it tastes like is inevitably a topic of dinnertime conversation. The process of roasting is an ancient tradition that first took the form of placing a piece of freshly caught meat on the end of a […]

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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

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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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