April 2009

Rolled & Roasted; Herb Pork Loin with Port Wine Balsamic Sauce

April 28, 2009

Perhaps my timing is not good here. Am I being insensitive posting a Pork recipe during this time of Swine Flu “crisis”? I don’t know… I made this roast for Easter Sunday dinner, well before all the drama started. I had intended on cooking lamb, but at the butcher they would only sell me a minimum […]

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Beet Salad with Barley, Goat Cheese, Arugula & Mint

April 22, 2009
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A couple of weeks ago when we were at A 16 in San Francisco we had a wonderful “Roasted Beets with Full Belly Farm Farro Salad, roasted cipolline, mint & ricotta salata.” I said at the time, “I’m going to have to make this.” Fast forward and I’m roaming the sad, pathetic, small Farmer’s Market […]

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Dining in San Francisco; Delfina Restaurant

April 20, 2009
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Delfina www.delfinasf.com We had dinner at Delfina on a Tuesday night in early April. We arrive at Delfina and are seated right away at a table in the main dining room. Like most restaurants we’ve been to in San Francisco, it’s packed. Where is evidence of the recession I ask? Our server takes us through […]

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A Tale of Two Lemons; How to Make Fresh Lemonade

April 19, 2009
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Yesterday I came in from the garden to find my husband juicing lemons. He said he was going to make lemonade. “Really?” I said, dubious. Then I proceeded to barge my way in on the whole process in order to turn it into a blog post. We had two different types of lemons and I […]

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The Ongoing Saga of the Monsters in My Garden

April 18, 2009

  I have finally figured out what the “Little Monsters” are in my garden. Raccoons. The clue was the single footprint on the side wall of one of my raised beds. Well, the footprint, holes dug into the garden 8″ deep, and plant seedlings tossed about with wild abandon were all clues. Black pepper and […]

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Dining in San Francisco; Hog Island Oysters at the Ferry Building and A 16 Restaurant

April 15, 2009
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Last week while in San Francisco, we visited the Hog Island Oyster Company in the Ferry Building for their Monday night Happy Hour and followed it with a dinner at A 16. After returning from the Alcatraz tour, we start walking down the Embarcadero toward the Ferry building. The plan is to get to the […]

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