Heirloom carrots from Pie Ranch

Heirloom Carrot & Nopalitos Green Salad

On March 18, 2014 9 Comments
In Pie Ranch, Vegetables

I’m officially announcing my new favorite ingredient: nopales!  I’m having tons o’ fun with edible beaver tail cactus and its fruit (prickly pear or ‘tuna’) since it grows… Read More »

Green Garlic & Nettle Vichyssoise

Green Garlic & Nettle Vichyssoise

On March 13, 2014 4 Comments
In Pie Ranch, Vegetables

Green garlic & nettle are the heralds of Spring! Both are exceptionally mild so don’t let the ‘garlic’ part of the title scare you away. I know it… Read More »

Crudité with Confit Onion Dip from Pie Ranch

Farm to Table Spring Crudités with Confit Onion Dip

On March 10, 2014 5 Comments
In Pie Ranch, Vegetables

Crudité platters need to be brought back from the 1980′s graveyard! They should burst with seasonal veggies of gorgeous color and shapely form. After all, the veg platter… Read More »


Prickly Pear Margaritas!

On March 4, 2014 4 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 11 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 »


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 »