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Month: October 2017

Napa Valley Food and Wine Mysteries

Napa Valley Food and Wine Mysteries

Nadia Gordon’s Napa Valley wine mysteries take the cozy to a level of sophistication not often found. The protagonist is Sunny McCoskey, a smart, savvy accomplished chef who owns Wildside, a small, gourmet cafe in the heart of California’s wine country. There are four novels […]

East Side Sushi, a Follow Your Food Dreams Movie

East Side Sushi, a Follow Your Food Dreams Movie

Knife skills… East Side Sushi recently appeared on my television’s On Demand menu and although it was released in 2014 winning multiple awards, I’d never heard of it. I guess this is the beauty of the On Demand, Netflix, Amazon etc era – all kinds […]

Cake Decorating with Geraniums

Cake Decorating with Geraniums

A Genoise Cake…and Decorating with Geraniums

Don’t do what I did!
Okay, I love Geraniums, who doesn’t? So when I saw the pretty geranium petals mentioned and used in the Tartine* book, I was inspired.
Also, yesterday I asked Elisabeth Prueitt (author) where to find geraniums that could be used on baked items etc. She told me that if my own plant had been around long enough to sprout new leaves it was probably okay for culinary use (in other words, not straight from a nursery where it may have been sprayed – or in my case Home Depot.
What’s the difference? About $10.00 per plant potted plant where I live).

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