Nettle & Green Garlic Soup on Grilled Bread with Olive Oil Poached Farm Egg & Bacon

Nettle & Green Garlic Soup, Olive Oil Poached Egg, Bacon

On February 18, 2013 51 Comments
In Meat, Vegetables

It’s Spring! Green garlic is one of my favorite ingredients and it is only available for a short time in the beginning of Spring. I’ve only seen it… Read More »


Duck Tamarind with Watercress, Citrus, Sunchoke, & Mushroom Salad

On February 13, 2013 10 Comments
In Meat, Recipes, Vegetables

Duck is a beautiful choice for Valentine’s Day… Having a few years of experience cleaning hunted duck of shot and preparing it in multiple different ways for extremely… Read More »

Oysters with Rasam Gelée

Oysters with Fire Water Gelée

On January 23, 2013 16 Comments
In Fish

We’ve been chatting about sexy-time aphrodisiacs on my FaceBook page. The latest earth shattering revelation is the herb supplement Horny Goat Weed, which I found glaring at me… Read More »

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Truffled Cauliflower du Barry Soup

On January 16, 2013 9 Comments
In Recipes, Tunitas Creek Kitchen, Vegetables

It’s difficult to think of the bulbous cruciferous vegetable – the cauliflower – as sexy. But indeed this soup was named after one of the most beautiful (and the… Read More »

hot apple pie sundae

Prohibition Hot Apple Pie Sundae

On January 4, 2013 7 Comments
In Fruits, Recipes, Sweet Pastry, Tunitas Creek Kitchen

This is an adult hot apple pie sundae loaded with holiday spice plus a hefty prohibition kick! Walnuts, golden raisins, and Potrero Nuevo Farm heirloom tart-sweet mystery apples (Golden Delicious… Read More »

Double Beet Borscht Soup

Double Beet Borscht

On December 24, 2012 12 Comments
In Recipes, Vegetables

In my family Borscht is made a couple of ways. It’s either blended and served cold with a dollop of sour cream and looks like an alarming bowl… Read More »

Caviar appetizer

Caviar Egg Cups

On December 18, 2012 12 Comments
In Fish, Meat, Recipes

Here’s a New Years Eve appetizer that is sure to impress: a caviar topped Gruyère & Pancetta flan cooked in a beautiful brown farm egg with micro broccoli… Read More »

Beer Shortribs

Beef Shortrib Stroganoff with Buttered Pappardelle

On December 16, 2012 17 Comments
In Meat, Savory Pastry

Everyone has a signature dish and this is mine. Juicy shortribs rolled on the bone, braised low and slow to mouth watering perfection, finished with a red wine… Read More »

Ms. Glaze

Delicata Squash Flammekueche

On December 10, 2012 11 Comments
In Recipes, Savory Pastry, Tunitas Creek Kitchen

Flammekueche or Tarte Flambée (German or French for ‘flame tart’) is an Alsatian pizza with a luscious crème fraîche or frommage blanc base that is topped with thinly sliced onions… Read More »

Potero Nuevo Farm ham

Ale & Apple Cider Glazed Ham with Rosemary Mustard Crackle

On December 7, 2012 21 Comments
In Chef Stories, Meat, Recipes, Tunitas Creek Kitchen

It’s me and two farmers. We sit in a cozy farm house living room with wood burning stove a-blazing sipping homemade kombucha with notepads, diagrams, and computers all around… Read More »