January 2010

Giveaway – Online “Intro to Food Photography Course” !

January 30, 2010

We are very excited to announce the giveaway of an introductory online food photography course from the wonderful folks at The Perfect Picture School of Photography! Have you been wanting to learn more about food photography? Do you need to improve your photography skills for your blog or portfolio? Would you like to create  beautiful, awe inspiring photographs or just learn some great techniques for food photography? Have you ever wanted to take a photography class but can’t find the time to get out of the house to attend one? Then this [...]

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French Market Vegetable Beef Soup & Provence

January 27, 2010

Southern California usually has a climate much like the South of France, but last week we were pounded by torrential rainstorms. My thoughts turned to more pleasant weather and a trip to Provence. Fields of fragrant purple lavender humming with bees growing next to fields of golden barley. It was almost surreal, like something from a dream.

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Orange Almond Torte with Orange Sauce and Marsala Cream

January 14, 2010

With friends coming for dinner who love cake for dessert and my navel orange tree full of fruit, I turned to an old favorite recipe – Orange Almond Torte. The recipe is from the February 1995 issue of Bon Appetit Magazine. I can’t believe I’ve been making it for so many years. Once you make it, it may become part of your standard repertoire too.

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Meyer Lemon Gelato

January 11, 2010

It was a chilly early morning and we were in the backyard reviewing recent changes with our landscaper.  Re-landscaping has allowed us to make room for two new citrus trees  – a Moro blood orange joined our navel orange and a second Meyer lemon tree has joined my much-loved existing tree. This morning I took a colander outside with me and filled it with Meyer lemons. Lemon is one of my favorite flavors and with all of the cooking I do I use lemons constantly [...]

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Chicken Breasts with Basil Pesto and Pasta

January 3, 2010

Here’s one of my “go-to” dishes when I’ve got a hungry husband in need of a fast dinner – boneless, skinless chicken breasts with basil pesto and pasta. It’s one of his all-time favorites. With homemade basil pesto in the fridge adn whole wheat pasta in the pantry, just pick up organic boneless, skinless chicken breasts and you can have dinner done in less than 30 minutes.

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