Valerie in the Press

All Parenting~ Fancy Casseroles for Mother’s Day

Turkey sausage and egg bake Eat, Drink & Garden blogger Valerie Rice shows us that brunch casseroles don’t have to be filled with bread. This turkey sausage and egg bake does not require bread — but you’ll never miss it. Ingredients: 6 hard-boiled eggs, thinly sliced 6 raw eggs 1 pound turkey sausage, in casings 1 […]

The Weather Channel~ Garden Party Inspiration

Planning a garden party is difficult, even for experts. For amateur party planners, it’s that much harder. If you’re planning an outdoor fete of your own, we’ve rounded up some of the best inspiration looks to get you started. Take baby showers. They present a unique challenge: should the design be cutesy or elegant? Valerie […]

Santa Barbara Skinny~ Tips for Elegant & Enjoyable Entertaining

Santa Barbara Weekend Guide Friday, March 14, 2014 What:   Home Entertaining 101 Where:   Jenni Kayne Home, 525 San Ysidro Rd. When:   Friday, March 14, 11am Why:   Join lifestyle blogger Valerie Rice for tips on easy, elegant and enjoyable entertaining. How:   Unleash your inner hostess with the mostess. What’ll It Cost Me:  Free to attend. Receive […]

My Recipes~ Padron Pepper Salad

Plant now to make this dish come summer. “It’s like sunshine on a plate,” says Valerie Rice. Padrón peppers are wonder­fully tender when blitzed on a grill, and they’re enjoyably unpredictable–most are mild, but every so often, you’ll get a hot one. See full article here:

Yum Sugar~ Spring Peas and Sausage

A Simple, Crowd-Pleasing Spring Dish The following post was written by Valerie Rice who blogs about fresh, simple recipes at Eat Drink Garden With Valerie and is part of POPSUGAR Select Food. Full article here:

Sunset~ 7 Secrets to a Great Edible Garden

For one Santa Barbara gardener, harvest season never ends. Here are tips from her extraordinary edible garden Growing the good life Valerie Rice’s 14 1/2- by 29-foot walled garden explodes with edibles all year. Unlike many vegetable gardens, Rice’s yard is designed for looks as well as production. Bamboo trellises turn bean vines into architecture, […]

Pretty Pink Tulips~ Happy Valentines Day

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2014 Happy Valentine’s Day! Oh boy. This week did not go at all as planned. Breakdowns (the dishwasher and the boiler, not me), more snow, weather delays, airport hassles…..but, it’s finally the weekend. And, Valentine’s Day! My first choice for this Hallmark holiday is to be at home in front of a fire. That’s not […]

Sugar Loco~ Valentines Day Recipes

VALENTINES DAY RECICPES: CHOCOLATE DIPPED STRAWBERRIES @EATDRINKGARDEN Simple Treat: Chocolate Dipped Strawberries by Valerie Rice of Eat, Drink, Garden   See full article here:

Sugar Loco~ Valentines Day Cookies

VALENTINES DAY RECIPES: SUGAR COOKIES WITH WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR @EATDRINKGARDEN Valentine’s Day Cookies: Sugar Cookies with Whole Wheat Flour by Valerie Rice of Eat, Drink, Garden     See full article here:


You’ll Love This Peachy-Pink Cara Cara Cocktail Cara Cara oranges are so appropriate for this season of love — “cara” translates across languages as “beloved,” “friend,” “my dear one,” and “face-to-face.” From California’s San Joaquin Valley, they’re typically in season December to April. This delightful cocktail is refreshing, tasty, and not too sweet. It’s pretty […]