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 »

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 3 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 »

Buttermilk Dressing

Blue Cheese Buttermilk Dressing with Little Gem lettuce, Radish, Watercress, and Nasturtium

On May 28, 2013 7 Comments
In Recipes, Vegetables

Notice that the title is Blue Cheese Buttermilk Dressing with Etc, Etc, Etc… That’s because if I had my way I would just slather this dressing all over the… Read More »


Flan: How to Make Flan Like a Pro

On May 24, 2013 1 Comment
In Sweet Pastry

Why are the easy things in life so darned difficult? Why I ask, why?!?!! (Head hung over in despair, fists pounding on table.) Flan is one of those… Read More »

Mole Negro

Oaxacan Black Mole

On May 24, 2013 3 Comments
In Meat, Recipes

“What are we making?” a student asks in a highly critical untrusting tone. “Oaxacan Mole Negro.” I respond, avoiding confrontational eye contact awaiting the inevitable  judgement that middle… Read More »


Habanero Mango Ceviche

On May 21, 2013 3 Comments
In Fish

I love a little fruity kick in ceviche!  Yes Habanero peppers are hot but they also have a great fruity flavor which I adore. I will warn you… Read More »