Family Day and Crab Boil Pictorial

Well, a pictorial and a few words of explanation.

“Family Day” means quality time with the ones you love most … enjoying the day, the activities and, of course, eating well. This is how Family Day went down yesterday at Jim and Julie’s. Read More

Squash Challenge: Trick or Treat!

I was all over the place with this month’s theme. I had 10X as many ideas as there are varieties of squash. And then I realized it was Halloween. Why not don a toque and costume myself as a “baker and candy-maker”? No one would recognize me, for sure!

“Come in my little pretties … I have a treat for you.” Hee hee. Read More

A Savory Cupcake: Rapini, White Bean Mousse + Spicy Tomato Bacon Jam

I was challenged to bring an ‘avant-garde side dish’ to the foodie potluck I wrote about earlier this week. And it had to serve 40 people! I knew I wanted to create something that would make a nice presentation, be easily portable, serve everyone individually…and, of course, be delicious. Greens + Beans came to mind because of the rhythmic sound. I envisioned a cupcake made of greens, the frosting would be white bean puree and the cherry on top — spicy tomato bacon jam. Layers of flavor! Read More

FoodBuzz Festival 2010 • Workshops, Tastings + Gala Dinner

Saturday was a really FULL day. It started with an 8:00 breakfast invitation from Nature’s Pride. From there I attended  3 workshops. Afterwards, we rushed over to the Tasting Pavilion at the Metreon where we did what we bloggers do best: taste, sip and shoot (photos). It’s also where I got to make my award-winning recipe presentation for Nature’s Pride. Quick-quick, back to the hotel and out again for a pre-gala drink with friends before ending the evening with a beautiful dinner in the Grand Hall at the Ferry Building.

Come…let me show you. Read More