Tag Archives: Personal chef

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on New look With The New Season

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

Posted in Fun with Food, Good Good Times | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Seafood and Eat It

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

Posted in Fun with Food, Recipes, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Yes This Works

Ain’t Nuttin’ But a G Thang

As you probably know, I do mostly small parties.  Occasionally a big party rolls by and I need some help.  For that, I go to my long time friend and cohort, Gina Bishop.  She brought me in on a party … Continue reading

Posted in Good Good Times | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Ain’t Nuttin’ But a G Thang

Foie Gras For Mothers Day

Nothing says “I love you Mom”, like re-legalized fattened goose liver :-) Seared foie gras/toasted brioche/pear and peach compote/tiny chicken egg.   Yes that egg is not a quail egg but a tiny chicken chicken egg from a fully grown … Continue reading

Posted in Fun with Food, Good Good Times | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Foie Gras For Mothers Day

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

Posted in Good Good Times, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Dinner In The Hills of Rancho Santa Fe

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

Posted in Fun with Food, How To..., Recipes, Taste Testing, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Aluminum Foil

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

Posted in Fun with Food, Good Good Times, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Winner Winner…

Arrowheads and Water Chestnuts

I know you know what water chestnuts are; they come in  small cans, sliced, quartered or whole. After passing them up for years, I recently picked up some fresh ones at 99 Ranch Market. After fumbling my way through peeling … Continue reading

Posted in Fun with Food, Taste Testing | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Arrowheads and Water Chestnuts

2015…The year of Cheese Sauce

This year for superbowl, I was in charge of bringing nacho cheese.  As any culinarian would, my initial thought was making a Costco run for the liquid gold that is Que Bueno.  As I was about to head off and procure … Continue reading

Posted in Fun with Food, Good Good Times, Taste Testing | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on 2015…The year of Cheese Sauce