Tag Archives: dinner party

Desert Salad

New ingredients are the best Jerry…the best! Platforms for new textures and flavors beget new textures and flavors.  As soon as I pull in a new ingredient, old standbys become fresh fodder for new avenues.  Stumbled upon these barrel cactus … Continue reading

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Peruvian Scallop Ceviche “Tacos”

This dish originated a month or so ago at a dinner party I did for a 50th birthday.   When I got in contact with Bryan from Whissel Realty a couple days later.  This delicious little creation was all I could think … Continue reading

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Seafood and Eat It

Had a lovely time cooking a 10 person dinner party the other night.  Seafood for a 50th birthday was requested;  I went a bit overboard on the seafood request…gigitty. I was fired up to cook a few items this night. … Continue reading

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Mandarinquats

As it so often does; the process of my dinners reveal a culinary gem that wouldn’t fruit* without the lack of a shopping list.  What I mistakenly called Tangiquats are actually called Mandarinquats.  Lovely little fruit if you’ve ever enjoyed … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Loveliness

Truffle herb “popcorn” Pickled baby turnip with avocado “salad” Beet stuffed with tangerine scented macadamia and topped with Korean chile p Blue cheese and chive bread pudding stuffed mushroom   Flowering kale salad with apple, turnip, citrus, nuts and parsnip … Continue reading

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One Crazy Summer

This summer was jam packed with work and fun.  No surprise there, since I haven’t posted anything since June :-|  But man…if I wasn’t working, I, was, run-in’!  Mostly for fun though.  My kids are coming of age to free … 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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Hot Sauce

Did a couple Mexican multi course dinners as of late. Definitely a cuisine that’s in my wheelhouse and it makes me happy to show people the beauty and complexity of the cuisine. As per my style norm, it was Mexico … Continue reading

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Spring Dinner

Spring is beautiful.  I realize this is not some new and brilliant observation but I still felt the need to state it :-| Every turn of the season is always exciting for chefs.  Enjoying food as the seasons guide you … Continue reading

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