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OSO Restaurant | Sonoma, California

Just over a year ago, I went out on a photo mission for the Boston Globe with specific requests for images of

Forest Wonderland Cookies | When Baking and Art Meet

Aren’t these cookies exquisite? This is what happens when you state your theme, then give a talented

Breakfast & Lunch at The Fremont Diner | Sonoma, California

This review has been a while in coming, but it was certainly worth the wait. Since spending so much time in

Saffron Barley with Asparagus & Shrimp | Recipe

This is one of my most popular dishes from my restaurant days, in its preferred variation. Given that asparagus

Springtime Tagliatelle with Asparagus & Peas | Recipe

As you can see, I have been messing around in the kitchen again. You can also see that I have found one of my

Casanova Restaurant | Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

Oh yes, those spinach gnocchi au gratin are home made and oh-so-good! They are a popular appetizer in both the

Dungeness Crab Salad with Tangelos, Avocado & Celery | Recipe

Considering that I still have not found my soup pots and utensils like wooden spoons and such, my cooking

Bouchon Bakery | Yountville, California

Don’t you just love it when famous places live up to their reputation? Bouchon Bakery is one of those.

Parker-Lusseau Pastries & Cafe | Monterey, California

I will not dilly-dally into this, but cut to the chase: Parker-Lusseau is THE best bakery/patisserie in the

Carmel Belle: Scrumptious & Organic Café & Larder | Carmel, California

These days, even if you are traveling, or getting take out almost every day because – like me – you

Sweet Lassi with Rose Water & Cardamom | Recipes

I had my first sweet lassi at a fantastic Indian restaurant called Tandoori (what else!) in Düsseldorf, Germany

Sonoma Plaza Farmers’ Market & The Fig Rig at Roche Winery | Sonoma, California

A couple of weeks before leaving Napa for Carmel, I figured it was about time I visited the renown Sonoma Plaza

Morning at Colorful Fisherman’s Wharf | Monterey, California

Last June, towards the end of my stay in Carmel, a new and very interesting coffee shop in Monterey found me on

Pumpkin Season at EarthBound Farm Stand | Carmel Valley, California

Pumpkins, pumpkins and more pumpkins in all shapes, sizes and varieties (and all organic) are available at the

El Dorado Kitchen | Sonoma, California

A few weeks ago something pretty special happened, you know, one of those situations where everything finally