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Category Archives: Appetizers

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

Warm Farro Salad with Grilled Baby Octopus, Tomatoes and Basil | Recipe

“Ladies and Gentlemen, we interrupt our regular broadcast of Carmel delights to bring you some delicious

Gyoza with Shrimp, Kabocha and Thyme | Recipe

Oh yes, I thought it was time to tempt you back into the kitchen with an easy but incredibly scrumptious recipe

Shrimp Salad with Apples and Celery | Recipe

We are smack in the middle of the Holidays, leading up to the main event, whichever that will be for each of us

Purple Sweet Potato, Kabocha & Onion Millefeuille with Taleggio & Lehua Blossom Honey | Recipe

This is a recipe I developed several years ago at the restaurant in response to the increasing demand for

Baked Zucchini Stuffed with Barley, Mushrooms & Toma Cheese | Recipe

Believe it or not, I have been waiting almost fifteen years to make these stuffed zucchini. It was an idea for

Asparagus Mimosa

  I don’t know about you, but I am very much in a spring mode. Here in sunny California spring sort

My Ceviche

In Italy, this dish would likely be called Pesce Marinato con Verdure or possibly Carpaccio di Pesce al Lime

Speck-Wrapped Grilled Figs

The funniest and sweetest memory I have of figs involves my aunt Luciana’s German Shepherds, Orso and