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 215 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 2 Comments
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 »

Delicata & Golden Nugget squash with Nogada Sauce

Winter Squash in Walnut Sauce

On November 26, 2013 0 Comments
In Vegetables

I love Winter for all the beautiful squashes! And there are so many more out there to choose from besides butternut and pumpkin! If only the markets the… Read More »


1979: Giving Thanks & Growing Up in Restaurants

On November 19, 2013 5 Comments
In Chef Stories

The year is 1979. Musically speaking ‘My Sharona’, ‘Bad Girls’, and ‘Le Freak’ (Chic) are topping the charts. ‘Da Ya Think I’m Sexy’ is not far behind. ‘Ohhh… Read More »

Cornmeal Crusted Fried Green Tomatoes

Cornmeal Crusted Fried Green Tomatoes with Homemade Ranch

On November 11, 2013 0 Comments
In Recipes, Tunitas Creek Kitchen, Vegetables

Your’e right,  November is an odd time to be posting about a summer fry basket, but I’m trying my best to get in all my Pig Roast Sides… Read More »

simple sautéed greens straight from the farm to the frying pan

Pig Roast Sides: Sautéed Greens with Pine Nuts

On November 7, 2013 3 Comments
In Tunitas Creek Kitchen, Vegetables

You just need some simple greens at a pig roast amidst all the heavy dishes. (As if succotash, smoked potato salad, cowboy-up cattle beans, cheddar scallion cornbread, cornmeal… Read More »

Heirloom Tomato Succotash

Pig Roast Sides: Dragon Lingerie Succotash & Hot Bacon VInaigrette

On November 5, 2013 5 Comments
In Recipes, Tunitas Creek Kitchen, Vegetables

Listen you weirdos, ‘Dragon Lingerie’ is a type of bean okay? It’s not lacy sleepwear for winged fire-breathing vixens…. I wanted a colorful chunky pig roast side that… Read More »

Smoked Potato Salad with Chopped Hard Cooked Farm Egg, Tarragon, and Mustard Sauce

Pig Roast Sides: Smoked Potato Salad

On October 29, 2013 3 Comments
In Tunitas Creek Kitchen, Vegetables

This salad will always remind me of howling coyotes on a full moon at Potrero Nuevo Farm.  I prepared part of  this dish the night before our pig… Read More »

Cowboy Up Cattle Beans

Pig Roast Sides: Cowboy Up Cattle Beans

On October 23, 2013 5 Comments
In Recipes, Tunitas Creek Kitchen, Vegetables

There’s no such thing as a pig roast without a plethora of sides. Lucky for me when I cook at Tunitas Creek Kitchen on Potrero Nuevo Farm I… Read More »