Party Plan: Summer Reading Event

Last night was our 4th annual Summer Reading Event to benefit the foundation that supports our local public school district. In past years we have held this event on a weekday morning and invited folks to a book brunch. This year, we decided to move it to the evening, in hopes we would draw in

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80th Birthday Party Menu: End-of-Summer BBQ

With the end of summer, we hosted a BBQ dinner to celebrate Pat’s 80th birthday. Another great backyard party, with the help this time of my brother and sister-in-law. I served roasted leg of lamb (from Sierra Farms Lamb); Grilled chicken; Farro salad with artichokes and sun-dried tomatoes; Savory tomato bread pudding; Green pea, bacon

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Spring dinner party (recipes)

Recently, we hosted a dinner party and served a lovely (IMHO) variety of spring foods, including spring lamb stew with baby artichokes, Bibb lettuce and parsley salad with anchovy dressing, both after a white bean and sautéed greens crostini appetizer. For dessert, I served a tray of local cheeses including a very ripe Mt. Tam

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Local food at FoodBuzz: Think holiday gifts!

Foodzie Gift Over the last couple of years, since I started participating in the Eat Local Challenge, I have developed an interest in finding food close to home. We subscribe to a vegetable CSA through Two Small Farms, as well as a fruit CSA through Frog Hollow Farms. This weekend at the FoodBuzz Conference, I

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