Tarte au Citron

Tarte au Citron: Lemon Tart

On September 3, 2013 0 Comments
In Fruits, Sweet Pastry

“When life gives you lemons, don’t make lemonade. Make life take the lemons back! Get mad! I don’t want your darn lemons, what the heck am I supposed… Read More »

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Flaky Pie Crust

On August 31, 2013 0 Comments
In Pie Ranch, Recipes, Sweet Pastry

“Statistics are to baseball what flaky crust is to Mom’s apple pie” (Harry Reasoner) Call it what you will: pie crust, shortcrust, or pâte brisée – it’s one of… Read More »

Tarte Au Chocolate

Tarte Au Chocolat : Chocolate Tart

On August 26, 2013 6 Comments
In Sweet Pastry

Oh yes, this is a rich, silky, take-your-time-savoring-each-bite bittersweet chocolate dessert. I use pâte brisée (shortcrust) for the pastry shell with a pinch of extra sea salt to… Read More »

Wheat Berries and Roasted Onions and Fennel

Wheatberries and Wood Fire Roasted Fennel, Spring Onion, & Bacon

On August 26, 2013 3 Comments
In Vegetables

Wheat berries have become part of my regular repertoire when I cook at Pie Ranch. This ranch is named  for its layout that is shaped in two pie… Read More »

Fresh ham

Fresh Ham with Citrus Peel & Fennel Seed Herb Crust

On August 26, 2013 2 Comments
In Meat

Pie Ranch recently butchered one of their Berkshire pigs and I was lucky enough to get a fresh ham for our French Cooking on the Farm class. Although… Read More »

Tian Provençal

Tian Provençal: Summer Squash Sides

On August 20, 2013 5 Comments
In Vegetables

This is one of the most colorful French vegetable sides I know and a great way to use up summer squash that is dominating your garden. We made… Read More »

Leeks Vinaigrette: Poireaux à la Vinaigrette

Leeks Vinaigrette: Poireaux à la Vinaigrette

On August 20, 2013 0 Comments
In Vegetables

This is a great French bistro dish and makes a beautiful summertime side for just about any roasted protein. It also works on it’s own with the addition… Read More »

Salad de Betterave

Beet Salad: Raw, Roasted & Pickled with Lavender Vinaigrette

On August 20, 2013 1 Comment
In Vegetables

Beet salad is one of my favorites for its eye popping, show stopping magpie appeal. I like to prepare the beets three ways so guests can enjoy the… Read More »


Introducing Tunitas Creek Kitchen!

On July 8, 2013 0 Comments
In Chef Stories, Tunitas Creek Kitchen

I am officially launching our new website! Check out TUNITAS CREEK KITCHEN at Potrero Nuevo Farm where I have the incredible good fortune to work with the dynamic husband… Read More »

Grilled apricots with herbed goat cheese

Grilled Apricot Appetizer with Herbed Goat Cheese & Honey Balsamic Sauce

On June 18, 2013 0 Comments
In Fruits, Recipes

Get ‘em quick before they disappear! Apricots are at their peak right now and they make a pretty appetizer for any outdoor party. This dish couldn’t be easier… Read More »