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Last Minute Planning; Menu for the Fourth of July

t all seems slightly overwhelming, but not an impossible task to manage in tribute to Lady Liberty. With a little effort today and tomorrow, a well-stocked panty, an abundance of party wine, and a flourishing garden, I know I can pull it together. Here’s to a great celebration of a holiday that allows us the freedom and independence to eat, drink and garden.

Easter Menu

With help in the kitchen from the incredible Kim Schiffer, this is what we will prepare for Easter Brunch.  Its Southern inspiration was the motivating factor for our ridiculously cake-laden dessert table.  Did I mention this meal is just for the family? Appetizers Pancetta w/Goat Cheese and Peach Deviled Eggs Two Ways Pimento Cheese Dip […]

Chef Peggy Markel Q & A

Peggy Markel has an amazing repertoire of regional culinary expertise. Peggy lives part time in Colorado, then she travels the rest of the year to her cooking schools in Sicily, Tuscany and Morocco.  In addition to her classes, she leads culinary adventures in these regions.  Right now, Peggy is planning a sailboat excursion in the […]

Fall Dinner Menu

We always travel to my family’s house for Thanksgiving, so I’ve never had true ownership of the holiday. Knowing this, I often host a festive dinner right before the Thanksgiving holiday for close friends here in Santa Barbara. No turkey, but fall fare straight from the garden and farmers market, and this year, seasoned with inspiration from our recent trip to Piedmont.