For Day1, Part I go here. We had planned to stop at R+D Kitchen for lunch as part of our itinerary. We had been here a couple of times before and we liked it so much that we wanted to go again. Plus, our next appointment was at 2:00 and it was within 10 minutes […]Read More Adventures in Napa and Sonoma or Happy Anniversary to Us. Day 1, Part II
Herb Butter makes a Better Butter Burger!Read More Better Butter Burger…Herb butter isn’t just for topping steaks anymore.
Sunday I had a fun photo shoot in the little town of Galt, CA, in a great bar called Brewsters Bar and Grill. I took my youngest son with me because he has a little interest in modeling and a great interest in hanging around pretty girls. So, we got up early and drove down […]Read More Strawberry Margaritas, grilled burgers and baked, stuffed potatoes or Thanks, Honey, I needed that.
So, I was at the Farmers Market the other day, where I could probably hang out everyday if it was possible, and I saw some great things: fruit, artichoke flowers, colorful purses, Z-pies (frozen little pot pies), cheeses, breads and–Green Tomatoes! I do love Farmers Markets and I do love Fried Green Tomatoes. I also […]Read More Fried Green Tomatoes, Two Spicy Sauces and One Great Burger
Memorial Day! A day to remember and thank God for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect my freedom. A day to celebrate. My dad and my grandfathers and my husband’s father all served in the armed services. Thankfully, none of them gave their lives, although my grandfather’s ship was hit by a Kamikaze […]Read More Memorial Day Hamburger Grill or Thank you for the ultimate Gift…my freedom
The other day Yes! Chef! and I were watching some taped shows of Julia Child and Jacques Pepin. One show was all about potatoes and the other was about duck. At any rate, it inspired Yes! Chef! to dig out one of Julia Childs cookbooks that my mom gave me in 1989 called, The Way […]Read More Hamburger with Provolone and Reduced Wine Sauce, OR Where was I when Julia was invited to dinner?
Last night’s dinner was a hamburger prepared by Yes! Chef! Of course, since he prepared it, it was not an ordinary hamburger. It was perfectly cooked, with a thin layer of Provolone Cheese, caramelized sliced mushrooms and wonderfully caramelized onions. And since he loves Brussel Sprouts, we had them roasted and lightly oiled and seasoned. […]Read More Yes! Chef! Becomes a Guinea Pig for my Food Photography Class. Or Hamburger with Brussel Sprouts