August 21, 2009
All about my mentor and Santa Barbara chef Kim Schiffer.
August 18, 2009
These days, I am very picky about what we plant in our garden. When I first started I planted rather haphazardly and ended up with bunch of produce I don’t really cook with. It took me awhile to iron out the kinks of what we truly eat versus what got planted. I had to learn […]
August 12, 2009
Why have a garden? Especially If you live in Santa Barbara, with its great soil, weather, and diverse growing options, the real question is, what are you waiting for? There are a multitude of benefits to growing your own fruits and vegetables: fresh, organic produce, no pre-handling or washing, the therapeutic aspects of gardening, exposure […]
August 4, 2009
I made this as a starter for 70 guests at a end of the school year appreciation luncheon. The beets were just popping out of my garden and I though it would be so fun to use them in a non-traditional sort of a way…
August 3, 2009
The last time we were in Tuscany, this simple zucchini salad was brought to our table family style. It proves the old adage “simpler is better…”
August 1, 2009
After making this easy pancake recipe you will never use a store bought mix again. This recipe originated from a chef friend of mine, Maili Brocke…
July 31, 2009
This is so easy and delicious. I always have it on hand and use for pastas, pizza and stuffed zucchini blossoms. You can also use fresh tomatoes, too…
July 29, 2009
I look forward to fried zucchini blossoms as soon as I plant the seedlings in the garden. Here’s a great recipe I hope you enjoy as much as I!