Economics in the land of food + wine {Sonoma County}

Sonoma County Food Economics

The food and wine connection in Sonoma County is a beautiful thing. Don’t get me wrong, there are natural tensions, as in all relationships. But from my perspective, they are a match made in heaven. Cooking with local ingredients + pairing it with local wines =  my kitchen “self-actualization” to borrow a term from good ole’…

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Learn from your pastry cream mistakes, or so they say


Mistakes are rough. Especially when you’re a perfectionist seeking overachiever, Type A-Virgo.  I get so flustered in the ‘moment’ of my mistake, I forget to pause, think and learn.  I’m way too busy lambasting myself for making the mistake in the first place. The costly ingredients I wasted, the scarce time I just blew through,…

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