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Prickly Pear Margaritas!

On March 4, 2014 3 Comments
In Fruits, Pie Ranch, Recipes

This just in: prickly pears are PRICKLY!!! Yes, they are aptly named. Can you believe it? Well I couldn’t. I was too good for gloves. Too good for tongs. Too good for a regular… Read More »

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam Jar Cobbler

Berrylicious Jam Jar Cobblers

On February 14, 2014 2 Comments
In Fruits, Sweet Pastry

Jam jar cobblers are a fun farm-to-table dessert! I make these with Edible After School to sell hot at the Pescadero farmer’s market and I often use this… Read More »

Beef Empanadas

Beef Empanadas with Avocado Crema

On February 4, 2014 1 Comment
In Meat, Puente, Savory Pastry, Sweet Pastry

Beef Empanadas! We love empanadas at Edible After School because they are easy-to-make appetizers for when we cater large parties (up to 300 people!) and they always sell out… Read More »

Shrimp Stuffed Jalapeños

Game Day Jalapeño & Shrimp Poppers

On January 30, 2014 0 Comments
In Fish, Puente, Vegetables

For Game Day I’m not so much a ‘wings’ fan as I am an everything-else-fan. Shrimp stuffed jalapeño poppers included! And yes, I realize that this is the… Read More »

Pork Spare Ribs with Gaujillo BBQ Sauce

Super Bowl Spareribs with Guajillo BBQ Sauce

On January 29, 2014 10 Comments
In Meat, Puente

Yes, over half the country is experiencing record freezing weather, while we spoiled Californians are lying out on roof decks sun tanning and enjoying the BBQ. Here’s a… Read More »

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Giving Up Gluten? Lemon Polenta Cake with Brown Butter & Walnuts!

On January 25, 2014 12 Comments
In Sweet Pastry

Two weeks ago I stand facing my kitchen with arms crossed ready to do battle. My husband sits perched at our bar Americain watching cautiously, sipping his morning… Read More »

Amy Glaze

Turning 40, Letting Go, and Loving Life

On December 28, 2013 16 Comments
In Chef Stories

This story has been sitting in the field for a few months and needs to get cut off the leash before it composts away in our warm Winter… Read More »

Pumpkin Pie From Scratch

How to Make Pumpkin Pie From Scratch

On November 27, 2013 4 Comments
In Sweet Pastry

I’m blessed to work with so many organic farms in Pescadero, California who grow such beautiful winter squash that the thought of using anything out of a can… Read More »

Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie

On November 27, 2013 107 Comments
In Sweet Pastry

If you’ve ever celebrated Thanksgiving outside the United States you know how valuable this pie is. Pecans are worth more than gold in Paris and sell out of… Read More »

Smashed Rutabaga and Parsnip for Thankgiving!

Smashed Parsnips and Rutabaga with Bay Leaf Olive Oil

On November 26, 2013 1 Comment
In Vegetables

Every time I buy either parsnips or rutabagas at the store, without fail, some one always asks me what do with them. Sunchokes too. No one seems to… Read More »