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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

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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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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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

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Off To A Yummy Year

Looks good don’t it?  That my friends, was a wonderful bite we had in Oakland, at a place called Hopscotch.  Oyster, uni and salmon roe; it was like taking a bite of clean, buttery ocean.  I just wanted to show … Continue reading

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Boiling In The Cold

Another year and another Louisiana style crustacean boil.  I’ve now been a part of 5 boils, and I tell you what…it just keeps gettin’ better!  My brother was visiting and we wanted to recreate our boil from 2013 while he … Continue reading

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