Apple Chat

Apple Chat (20 of 21)

Inside this flaky crust is a 500 year old heirloom french apple called Calville Blanc d’ Hiver which is grown nearby in Paso Robles, CA at Windrose Farms and available at my local farmers market for a few short weeks in the fall. It was grown on the Monticello estate of Thomas Jefferson in the 1700’s and has a higher Vitamin C content than an orange!  How do I know this?

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Blueberry Cornmeal Cake (for Angie’s Birthday)

Cornmeal cake (3 of 5)

This may be one of the best desserts I’ve ever tasted.   Read More

No Nonsense Buttermilk Pancakes

Dad's Pancakes (2 of 11)

Dad's Pancakes (11 of 11)

I haven’t really eaten many pancakes as an adult but I have fond memories of enjoying my mom’s bisquick pancakes once a week.  They were always screaming hot, slightly tangy, fluffy and served straight up with butter and syrup.  No berries or nuts on top, no bananas or pumpkin mixed into the batter.  Just good old pancakes. Read More

Roasted Butternut Squash & Persimmon Cake

Butternut Squash Cake tuesday (3 of 7)

This cake is not only epically moist, earthy and caramel-ly, but also full of Vitamin A and fiber, and gluten free. Read More

In My Kitchen

Fresh Dates (1 of 1)
Market Day and Steak with Butter (11 of 19)


This month I want to join Celia at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial and all her cooking compadres sharing with you what’s “In My Kitchen.”  Celia’s blogs is one of those that I long to have more time to kick off my shoes and read all the way through, it’s such a wonderful canvas of musings, homey recipes, good advice and major DIY goodness (make your own butter!). Read More

Little Red Riding Ribbon

Pie Contest 3 (37 of 37)

ribbon (1 of 1)

Guess what? I won 2nd prize in the savory category of pies in the 6th Annual KCRW Good Food Pie Contest for the “Mr. Fitz Pork Pie!”  Thank you all dear friends for keeping your fingers crossed, it was one of the most awesome days I’ve had in years.   Read More

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