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“Team Building Exercise 1999”

Team building exercises were something I was a part of often when I worked in the Bay Area. Not as much down here but that might be my marketing. I like team building exercises. They’re fun, exciting and rewarding; and … Continue reading

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Old Menus Still Sound Fresh

Mulberry and brie crostini with honey, chile and savory Blue cheese and hazelnut stuffed Khadrawy date, panko fried and lemon dressed Grilled zucchini cups with brunoise Parmesan, bacon roasted walnuts, chive, finger lime Chiogga beet/candy drop grapes/mache/chervil/macadamia/honey dressing Moroccan tomato … Continue reading

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San Diego Grilling Season Is Here

Happy New year and if you live here, happy grilling season. A 365 day grilling season is convenient and I try not to take it for granted. I want to build a big outdoor grilling station, but right now my … Continue reading

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New look With The New Season

Ahhhhh, the fall season is upon us and it feels gooooood. I know I’ve done a blog or two on seasonal change, but San Diego weather always finds a way of  making me feel better then before. This fall comes … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Italian

As eclectic as I like to roll, I always appreciate a request to stick to a specific cuisine.  In this case, Italian…well, Italian vegetarian.  Cooking vegetarian is always a pleasure; most of my normal creativity is based around earth bound … Continue reading

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“Foraging” Mt. Helix

I use the term foraging very loosely here.  A few weeks ago I cooked a lovely dinner party in Mission Bay for a ladies getaway weekend.  I had taken my kids up to Mount Helix that morning to play around and as … Continue reading

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Yes This Works

Avocado mashed potatoes are coming to a fish dish near you…if I’m cooking.  Avocado mashed potatoes are a healthy and perfectly balanced little side that I’ve been enjoying at my diner parties of late.  The recipe forces itself into stupid … Continue reading

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Dinner In The Hills of Rancho Santa Fe

Went to a fancy shmancy Ranch Santa Fe resort recently to cook for a lovely group of ladies.  It was a 40th birthday party at Rancho Valencia.  This Halibut with herbs was roasted over charred spring onion tops and is … Continue reading

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Aluminum Foil

Last night, as I was waxing poetic about the virtues of aluminum foil, I was told to listen to this little ditty.   Pretty cute huh? I like saying it like the Brits, cause it makes me smile, alu-mini-um; gives it a certain … Continue reading

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Winner Winner…

dinner. Cooked for a bunch of rad ladies from Austin.  They were a Bachelorette party staying at the exact beach condo I cooked in for a Bachelorette party 6 months ago.  Cray. I don’t do chicken a whole lot for … Continue reading

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