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Delicious gifting

Posted on December 11, 2014
Delicious gifting

Often, a present is opened, consumed or played with, enjoyed briefly and then quickly forgotten.  If you hope to give a gift that... Continue

A delicious, thankful Thanksgiving

Posted on December 2, 2014
A delicious, thankful Thanksgiving

On this holiday that is completely centered on the idea of being thankful for the things each of us have in our lives, we’re meant... Continue

Cider: the quintessential autumn sipper

Posted on October 30, 2014
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  It might be something about the crunchy rust-colored leaves littering the yard, the nostalgic scent of wood smoke drifting in... Continue

Williams-Sonoma is cooking up some fun

Posted on October 16, 2014
Williams-Sonoma is cooking up some fun

I stumbled around the new Williams-Sonoma store in a hazy fog of culinary lust, my desire for everything near blinding.  The just... Continue

Hot Box Grill: new owner, same comfy fare

Posted on October 2, 2014
Hot Box Grill: new owner, same comfy fare

I have great respect, love even, for a restaurant that serves a twice-baked potato.  The simple combination of fluffy potato innards... Continue

Sonoma: coffee country

Posted on September 18, 2014
Sonoma: coffee country

Sonoma, of course, is famous for wine and us locals certainly do our best to sip it any and every chance we get.  Thing is, us Sonomans... Continue

Earthquakes, biscuits, and bourbon

Posted on September 4, 2014
Earthquakes, biscuits, and bourbon

I think it was the frantic sound of wine bottles angrily rattling against each other, the clank-clank-clank of glass, so insistent... Continue

Eat out, be happy

Posted on August 21, 2014
Eat out, be happy

Do you know that feeling when you dine out, the feeling when you exit the restaurant into the fresh air of the real world outside,... Continue

First bite: Rossi’s

Posted on August 8, 2014
First bite: Rossi’s

It is inevitable that I will fall hard for a place sporting collard greens.  Throw in some hush puppies and you know it is all over... Continue

Prolonging the season: oven dried tomatoes

Posted on July 24, 2014
Prolonging the season: oven dried tomatoes

Those lovely, tiny cherry tomatoes that are spilling from their little green baskets, the teeny red ones, the tear-shaped yellow,... Continue