Category Archives: appetizer

crabless cakes with hearts of palm & corn

I know this is a food blog and all, and generally speaking everything posted here should (and does) taste good, but I have to say, these crab less cakes are one of the best things I’ve made in a long

crabless cakes with hearts of palm & corn

I know this is a food blog and all, and generally speaking everything posted here should (and does) taste good, but I have to say, these crab less cakes are one of the best things I’ve made in a long

persimmon bruschetta

My friend Heather is in the process of moving from Boise to Los Gatos and normally I’d do an intervention  – siting that she must be temporarily insane to give up the clean air, easy access to mountains and rivers

persimmon bruschetta

My friend Heather is in the process of moving from Boise to Los Gatos and normally I’d do an intervention  – siting that she must be temporarily insane to give up the clean air, easy access to mountains and rivers

spiced pear & goat cheese tarte with mustard cream

Each month I’ve been trying to take one of the cookbooks that I’ve never made anything out of down off the shelf and finally do it some justice, but I have to admit, I’ve been a bit lax this summer

spiced pear & goat cheese tarte with mustard cream

Each month I’ve been trying to take one of the cookbooks that I’ve never made anything out of down off the shelf and finally do it some justice, but I have to admit, I’ve been a bit lax this summer

a dip for a dip

Making this dip, I admit, is for purely selfish reasons. Our friends, Mark & Romy, have a pool and with the sweltering hot days we’ve been having, I like to up the chances of getting an invitation any way I

a dip for a dip

Making this dip, I admit, is for purely selfish reasons. Our friends, Mark & Romy, have a pool and with the sweltering hot days we’ve been having, I like to up the chances of getting an invitation any way I

proving once again that everything is better with bacon

I like snacks. They are like fun little presents between meals. Something to brighten up the afternoon doldrums. A mini vacation for both my taste buds and my tummy. But let’s face it – a lot of snacks, at least

proving once again that everything is better with bacon

I like snacks. They are like fun little presents between meals. Something to brighten up the afternoon doldrums. A mini vacation for both my taste buds and my tummy. But let’s face it – a lot of snacks, at least

cornbread chili cups

For me, the Super Bowl is more about the commercials than the sporting aspect of the event. My other favorite part of this day is the food, of course. This year our game day included a chili cook off and we

cornbread chili cups

For me, the Super Bowl is more about the commercials than the sporting aspect of the event. My other favorite part of this day is the food, of course. This year our game day included a chili cook off and we

gettin’ figgy with it

Fresh figs are one of those decadent indulgences for me because for a long time, they were only available at the local little CoOp and they were definitely premium priced, so when I saw a big carton of them for

gettin’ figgy with it

Fresh figs are one of those decadent indulgences for me because for a long time, they were only available at the local little CoOp and they were definitely premium priced, so when I saw a big carton of them for