Cooking lesson: Braised Chicken and Roasted Vegetables

This cooking lesson plan is for those who want healthy FAST and EASY cooking …cooking chicken on the stovetop while the vegetables are cooking in the oven.

6-course dinner for four

Persimmons, cardamom ice cream, pots de creme

Here is a menu and images for a 6-course private dinner party for four.

Cooking classes: classic dishes for the home cook to know

Sauteed veggies: chard, zucchini, celery

My cooking classes varies from student to student. Some students want to learn how to cook without recipes, and in that case I teach specific cooking styles. Click here to see “Cooking Methods for the Home Cook to Know.” Other students want to learn classic traditional recipes, here is a list with some of the […]

An almost complete guide to using tomatoes

Options aplenty! Here’s an almost complete guide to using tomatoes: whole, chopped, sliced and blended. Several recipes, too, ones that might be unique to you. Enjoy!

Wolf Convection Steam Oven demo

You’ll find me at local appliance stores showing you how to use the WOLF Convection Steam Oven. I’m one of 8 chefs in Northern California who are trained by Riggs Distributing (WOLF Subzero products) to do the demos. I recently bought a Convection Steam Oven and use it daily! I LOVE IT!

Recipes, demystifying angled luffa and smooth luffa (loofah)

A food post for Monta Vista Market website.

What to do with under-ripe fruit

We are starting to see the first pickings of our summer fruits yet they lack the complex flavors, juiciness and sweetness that we soooo enjoy of tree-ripened fruits. I urge you not to pass them up, they have plenty of nutrients for us. Here are 7 ways to bring in some complexity, draw out their juices and give’m a bit of sweet boost.

Coconut Cream Tomato Basil Soup

Served at a Dialog Dinner, June 30, 2010. Serves 12, 2 cups per person (or 6 quarts, or 1.5 gallons). Time:  This recipe requires a bit of planning and a bit of time b/c it has some prep work and a couple of stages Cutting, cooking, cooling and processing: Cutting and deseeding the 10 lbs […]