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 »

Beautifully cooked spit roasted pig with perfect crackle and totally cooked juicy meat

How to Roast a Whole Hog On a Spit

On October 22, 2013 6 Comments
In Meat, Recipes, Tunitas Creek Kitchen

I’ll tell you how to roast a pig on a spit – it’s easy – you call Cowboy Jeremiah at Leftcoast Grassfed and you see if he might… Read More »

Tunitas Creek Organic Eggs

Mini Quiche Lorraine Appetizer in Egg Shell Cups

On September 11, 2013 3 Comments
In Meat, Savory Pastry, Tunitas Creek Kitchen

What to do with these gorgeous Tunitas Creek Organic eggs? How to preserve the color and shape without just handing my guests (at our very exclusive private event)… Read More »

Watermelon Radish & Mint Salad

Watermelon Radish, Fennel & Mint Salad with Lavender Vinaigrette

On September 11, 2013 2 Comments
In Chef Stories, Tunitas Creek Kitchen, Vegetables

I’m totally smitten with lavender right now. How can I not be? This is what greets me as I pull into the driveway at Potrero Nuevo Farm –… Read More »

Tarte au Citron

Tarte au Citron: Lemon Tart

On September 3, 2013 Comments Off on Tarte au Citron: Lemon Tart
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 1 Comment
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 »