Tag Archives: birthday

Cocktail + Party

What makes for a great birthday celebration? You’re going to want this cocktail recipe for starters…

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A Celebratory Pause

In the wonderful words of Joan Rivers, “Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is God’s gift. That’s why we call it the present.”

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Happy Birthday to Me

A great Bon Appetit video with Suzanne Goin, Coleman Farms and a guest appearance by my Garden Apron.

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Kid’s Menu: All Grown-Up

On a recent dinner outing to a “nice” restaurant with the kids in tow, my husband and I scoped out the kid’s menu and were a little jealous.

Birthday Hike

Just returned from a morning hike with friends in the Santa Barbara mountains. Mid-hike, I was totally surprised by a chorus of Happy Birthday, a Philipponnat Champagne toast and box of homemade raspberry-filled doughnuts.

Valerie’s Birthday

I had the best birthday! Wonderful friends, amazing food and drink, a little late night craziness — what more could you ask for? My husband arranged for Chef Cal Stamenov, along with his trusty sidekick and amazingly talented pastry chef, Ben Spungin, to come down to Santa Barbara with the mission of cooking a non-traditional […]