Food blog

February 21, 2018

Best of Oakland & East Bay…Please Vote

Every year, Oakland Magazine holds a Best of Oakland & East Bay contest where readers vote for the best in various categories. I am so humbled and thrilled to be nominated in the category of caterer […]
February 12, 2018

Do the Right Thing!

Whether you’re about to pop the question or just the cork, treat your Sweetie to some chocolate this Valentine. Chocolate mousse is a fabulous choice and easy to make. Want something vegan and gluten-free . . […]
February 5, 2018

Biscotti–Make Your Own!

Afternoon project: chocolate hazelnut biscotti . . . thank you, Martha Stewart, you’re the best! Biscotti are “twice cooked”: the dough is initially formed into long flat sausages and baked until firm. Once the mass has cooled, […]
January 19, 2018

A Healthy Diet . . .

 . . . on a limited budget?? Yes – it’s completely possible – think rice and beans. Look for organic grains and beans sold in bulk at places like Whole Foods and Berkeley Bowl. The combination of grains and legumes […]
December 21, 2017

Polenta with a Latin Twist for Your Holiday Table

Not sure what to serve your vegetarian guests at your Holiday Table? Polenta is always a wonderful choice on a cool day – filling, comforting and gluten-free! Try this version with a Latin twist: Cook the […]
December 11, 2017

YUMMY COOKINESS . . .

Whatever you call them, Mexican Wedding Cookies, Russian Tea Cookies, or your own pet designation — they’re easy to make and always a hit. Here’s the trick. Mixing the cookies with soft butter is most efficient, […]