I love this time of year. Winter’s chill has finally given way to spring wildflowers and hills wrapped in blankets […]
Edible Landscapes: Introducing Susan Miller and the Marin Garden Challege
Ask Novato resident garden guru Susan Miller what she dreams about and she’ll describe a chain of connected community gardens […]
In Season: Green Garlic Pesto
For a few weeks each spring, savvy farmers market shoppers can find a seasonal treat they won’t generally see in […]
Who’s Getting Shucked?
Drakes Bay Oyster Company, the last operating oyster cannery in California, is currently fighting the federal government to retain the […]
It’s Out! My Article on Cheesemakers in NorthBay biz Magazine!
March marks an exciting milestone for me: my first published piece as a freelance writer is out in NorthBay biz […]
When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemon Bars!
It’s mid-winter. My backyard lies dormant like a sleeping sprawl, saving energy for the burst of green that will appear […]
The Meat We Eat: Making Ethical Choices
Is all meat created equal? It’s a good question. The simple answer is no–not by a long shot. Most of […]
Finding Love for Brussels Sprouts
Brussels sprouts. With two words I’ve probably sent half my readership running for the hills faster than Lance Armstrong’s supporters. […]
In Search of Cheese Nirvana, Part One: The Nicasio Valley Cheese Company
Have you ever paused to consider the origin of the phrase “say cheese”? Somewhere along the line, photographers adopted this […]
Briney Bounty: Cioppino Showcases Local Crab
At long last the wait is over! I have visited my favorite farmers’ market fish monger for weeks, hoping to […]
Breakfast Traditions: New Year’s Panettone French Toast
I am Italian by marriage, which may explain my love for cooking traditional dishes of that country, and inventing a […]
PeaceMeal: Putting Abundance To Good Use
Renowned American cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can […]
Sugar Cookies For Santa
Nothing says “holidays” like trays of cookies hot from the oven, filling the kitchen with scents of vanilla and spice. […]
I have to admit, I hate losing daylight savings time. Fewer hours of sunlight and the onset of darkness at […]
Let’s Talk Turkey!
Two weeks from today, families and friends will gather at tables across the country to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. […]