Adventures in Napa/Sonoma: Day 4


Savor Healdsburg Food Tour

Our last day in Napa/Sonoma was spent in Healdsburg on a food tour of the charming town of Healdsburg, which has recently turned into a foodie paradise. This food tour was great fun, delicious and highly recommended.

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Whip It! Whip it Good…Blueberries with Maple Whipped Cream

Blueberries Maple Whipped Cream 1When you think of summer what food comes to mind?  Watermelon? Ripe tomatoes? Sweet corn?  Mostly I think of fresh, ripe fruit and vegetables.  I also think of wandering around the Farmers’ Markets and seeing all the fresh fruit and veggies. Ah…summer. Continue reading “Whip It! Whip it Good…Blueberries with Maple Whipped Cream”

Please may we have S’more? With Bacon? (Indoor Gourmet S’mores)


Can it possibly be Labor Day already? The last of summer.  The last hurrah.  No more beach picnics.  Kids are in school. Sigh.

But, even if you can’t have campfires (like here in the Sierras because of the drought) or it’s too cold to go to the beach, you can still make these Indoor Gourmet S’mores.

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Cherry Clafouti…Gesundheit

Cherry Clafoutis
Cherry Clafoutis

Clafoutis definition:  Baked French dessert of fruit, traditionally black cherries, arranged in a buttered dish, and covered with a thick flan-like batter. The Clafoutis is dusted with powdered sugar, served warm and sometimes served with cream.

Gesundheit: used to wish good health, especially to one who has just sneezed.

I have made Clafoutis before, but with peaches or berries, which I guess isn’t really, technically, a clafoutis.  I also read somewhere that traditional Clafoutis are made with the pits still in the cherries.  When I discovered that we had no cherry pitter in the house and I couldn’t find one in a couple of stores I looked in, I felt like leaving the pits in.

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Deck the Halls Holiday Home Tour Finale and Saltine Toffee to send you on your way, hey!

And Merry Christmas to all!

Merry Christmas from The Elves
Merry Christmas from The Elves

This is the happiest time of year for the Elf Family and they are especially impressed with the last two homes on our Virtual Holiday Home Tour.

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