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Month: October 2017

Bite of History: Clementines and their origins

Bite of History: Clementines and their origins

A Brief history of Clementines Clementines are often confused with tangerines, what with their small size, and orange color – it’s an easy mistake. But they’re actually a cross between Seville Oranges and Tangerines. They were first introduced by Père Clément (hence Clementine) in 1902, […]

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 of TV and movie discoveries that you previously missed.

East Side Sushi is a feel good movie without the sap.

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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 […]