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 Comments Off on Leeks Vinaigrette: Poireaux à la Vinaigrette
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 Comments Off on Introducing Tunitas Creek Kitchen!
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 Comments Off on Grilled Apricot Appetizer with Herbed Goat Cheese & Honey Balsamic Sauce
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 »

Woodfire Roasted Artichokes with Wheatberry Pilaf

Wood Fire Roasted Artichokes & Wheat Berry Pilaf with Nettle Pesto

On June 6, 2013 2 Comments
In Pasta, Vegetables

You know, sometimes I feel so lucky. Like when this idea for wheat berry pilaf and artichoke, which I basically adapted (stole) from David Lebovitz, just popped up… Read More »

Quick Sweet Pickled Rhubarb

Sweet Tart Quick Pickled Rhubarb

On May 29, 2013 1 Comment
In Fruits, Recipes, Vegetables

Rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarb…. I know all you actors out there have a hard time separating this fibrous ruby-red stalk from a vocal warm up… rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarb….me, me,… Read More »

woodfire roast chicken

The Perfect Woodfire Roasted Chicken

On May 28, 2013 5 Comments
In Meat, Recipes

I show up at Pie Ranch bright and early. The farmers are just settling into a hot breakfast of whole grain pancakes & soft scrambled farm eggs –… Read More »