When 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…. Read More

It’s been a busy and hectic couple of months for the Schmautzhaus and Yes!Chef! and I have not had much time to attend to this poor little blog.  I apologize and promise to do better in the new year.

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… Read More

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,… Read More

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

And Merry Christmas to all! 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.