Valentine’s Day Video: A Simple Steak Dinner

Oh Valentine’s Day – what a funny holiday… I’ve never been a huge fan, but being the lover of a good celebration, I do think it is kind of fun to make or do something special whether or not a special someone is involved. Last year I made these for my girlfriends and two years … Continue reading

Monterey Bay & Fresh Crab

I hate to brag, but I think my weekend was better than your weekend. I found myself down in Monterey Bay for a couple of nights; out of the hustle and bustle of SF, enjoying a weekend of relaxation, good eating, and the best company. I loved sleeping in, stopping by the aquarium to see the stunning … Continue reading

Roasted Carrot Soup

Pureed soups continue to be one of my favorite things to make at winter time. They are so easy, always loaded with flavor and obviously soup is comforting when it’s rainy and blustery outside. This carrot soup is no exception. This past week, I found some time to cook on a week night (shocking, I … Continue reading

Gluten/Dairy/Egg Free Thanksgiving?

I know it. You know it. I’ve been a bad blogger… I missed the past two cook the book posts. I haven’t posted about food in over a month. And if I’m really honest with you, I haven’t even been cooking that much. Life’s been busy and some exciting things have been going on. Namely … Continue reading

Stuffed Squash Blossoms

I’ve wanted to try making stuffed squash blossoms for a while now. I picked some up at the farmers market last year, but didn’t quite get around to fixing them up, not to mention I was slightly intimidated by the thought of deep-frying them. I saw them again this year and thought I’d give it … Continue reading