Monthly Archives: May 2009

A Wine Country Treasure: The Farmhouse Inn and Restaurant

California wine country holds a special place in my heart–I’ve spent three birthdays there to date and will be getting married there in September. I’ve spent most of my wine country time in Napa and Sonoma, but this past weekend, … Continue reading

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Reclaiming My Chorizo: Tomato, Cabbage and Chorizo Soup

A trip to Portugal a few years back re-introduced me to a cured meat that I hardly thought much of before: chorizo. While in Lisbon, I sampled so many different kinds, paired with delicious sheep’s milk cheeses (both soft and … Continue reading

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A Chocolate Caramel Tart to Mark an Occassion

Tomorrow is my birthday so it seems fitting to share with you a recipe for a chocolate caramel tart (with sea salt, no less). It’s really decadent, luxurious, and sweet–with a nice little salty kick at the end. This cake … Continue reading

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Venus in Berkeley

Oh, the power of Twitter. A few weeks ago, as I was getting ready to head down to Berkeley for a ballet, I asked the Twittersphere if anyone had any good restaurant recommendations. @ciderandrye came back with an impressive list–one … Continue reading

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A Quasi-Bolognese with Tomatoes

Bolognese is a traditional Italian meat sauce for pasta. It’s awesome with linguine and papardelle–wide, long and sticky noodles that absorb the flavor of the sauce and trap bits of chunk amongst their layers. The traditional bolognese–according to my Silver … Continue reading

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Balsamic Beets and Greens with Oranges and Pecans

Beets are the shaggy, frumpy, rough around the edges type of vegetable that reminds me of a grumpy old history teacher. With awkward magenta lips and a cardigan that needs a lawn mower. But one that, once you get to … Continue reading

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Cuba Cuba: Colorado Gets Gastronomic

Someone once told me that Colorado sees something like 300 days of sunshine per year. I might be totally off on this number, but I thought that my odds of getting a sunny day on my visit were pretty good. … Continue reading

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