Monthly Archives: December 2009

Off to 2010

It’s been a good year, in many respects. Not counting the horrific plummet of our economy, job losses across the country, and the increasing demise of print media…For me, personally, 2009 brought a wedding to Matthew, a trip to Argentina, … Continue reading

Posted in 2010, food music blog, goodbye 2009, new year, no recipe, thank you | 6 Comments

Roasted Sumac Chicken Atop Pita and Onions

Have you started making your New Year’s Resolutions yet? I haven’t, but I know one thing: good cooking/eating is at the top of my list for 2010. If you’re like me and have overeaten and overloaded on cookies/candies/gingerbread lattes this … Continue reading

Posted in chicken, food music blog, Lebanese, Middle Easten, Musical Pairings, pita, sumac | 8 Comments

Sparkling Ginger Chewies- Happy Holidays!

I’ve been thinking about these sparking, chewy ginger cookies since I made them last week, and I knew I couldn’t let this week pass by without posting them. It seems that cookies have been on my mind a lot. Since … Continue reading

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Turkey, Brussels Sprouts and Cranberries

It’s only been a few weeks since Thanksgiving, and already it’s Christmas-time, and New Year’s is just around the corner. Hard to believe how quickly these times fly, and already I miss turkey. This sauteed turkey recipe, with a sage-brussels … Continue reading

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Garden Court Cafe: Friday Review, Local Pairing, Holiday Sendoff

I have kept this little review tucked away for some time now. But I think I’m ready to share it with you now–it’s for a cute lil’ breakfast place in Glen Ellen, California (right near Sonoma) called the Garden Court … Continue reading

Posted in breakfast, food music blog, Garden Court Cafe, Glen Ellen, Local Pairings, review, wedding | 2 Comments

Chocolate, Almond and Hazelnut Toffee: Holiday Treats!

When it comes to making candy, I’m typically a disaster. Case in point: my most recent attempt to make homemade marshmallows. I read and read about how delightfully easy they are to make, and how incomparable they are to store-bought, … Continue reading

Posted in almonds, candy, chocolate, food music blog, hazelnuts, holidays, Musical Pairings, toffee | 6 Comments

Baked Sweet Potato Latkes with Sour Cream

Here’s the thing: I didn’t own a menorah until around 6 pm last night, when my friend Sarah showed up at my door for our holiday potluck. My mom had bought me one and passed it on to me. I … Continue reading

Posted in food music blog, Hannukah, Jewish, latkes, Musical Pairings, new twist, potato, sweet potato, vegetarian | 6 Comments

art/s in the Marina: A Review

I’d like to start out this review of art/s, a new sushi/tapas fusion restaurant in the Marina with one word: parking. And 50% off your ENTIRE bill until December 21st (just mention their Yelp ad). Art/s was the destination of … Continue reading

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Poached Pear and Brown Butter Tart

Most people make pies for Thanksgiving, but not I. No, I make tarts. Tarts or cakes, but preferably tarts. I used to make tarts in pie pans, but the situation simply wasn’t ideal. So when I finally acquired a tart … Continue reading

Posted in dessert, food music blog, holidays, Musical Pairings, poached pears, recipes, tart, Thanksgiving | 2 Comments

My Favorite Dish: Chanterelles and Potatoes

I haven’t specifically been waiting to post this recipe for a while, but it so happens that I’m only getting around to it now. These sauteed chanterelle mushrooms and potatoes are something that my mom has been making for years–as … Continue reading

Posted in Chanterelle, childhood favorite, food music blog, mushrooms, Musical Pairings, potato | 5 Comments