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Healdsburg SHED

This wall beckons me. [Cook] yes, I will comply.  Happily. My inner organizational freak has found its zen here. The SHED in Healdsburg is a fancy stop I make on occasion.  It gives me a reboot, when I’m in my culinary doldrums. 


Veloute of Asparagus Soup; Springtime Lux

veloute of asparagus

Nothing like a much-needed technology detox, a local luxury getaway away, and the first seasonal stars of Spring to put the “kitchen pep back into my blogging step”.

It starts with a beautiful view from my hotel suite. Honestly, how could I not be inspired?  Cavallo Point, you’re one special place to visit….

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vegan banana bread

Vegan Banana Bread

My first vegan baking adventure is delicious. Yay! I wasn’t sure what to expect baking without eggs and butter. {nail bite} This bread is moist and super flavorful, thanks to sweet ripe bananas and untart apple sauce. Inspired by Laurel’s Kitchen Whole Grain Bread Book; I played around with a couple variations and decided to try…

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Summer Farm Stand Berries; Scones and FroYo

The summer’s here….and I’m hooked on fresh berries! Farm stand berries are a favorite treat of mine. I love stopping roadside when I realize I’ve got spare cash and the farm stand is open. Pancakes. Muffins. Quick Breads. Frozen Yogurt. Oh yea, you read right: frozen strawberry yogurt. So refreshing on a warm summer day….

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