Tag Archives: Personal chef

Salad

What is your goal when you eat a salad? Why are you eating it? Obligation, pleasure…somewhere in the middle? For me…I enjoy cool fresh crunch and the feeling of consuming health. I’ve always had a confidence with salads and see … 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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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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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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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

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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

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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

Aluminium foil. Yes I added an extra i…Saying it like the Brits is delightful. Say it… alu-mini-um; gives it a certain dignity that only the English can extol. Foil acts as my Mcgyverist safety blanket.  Whether I’m working or camping … 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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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

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