Vegan Berry Muffins


It’s awesome to have a little helper join you in the kitchen, especially when that little helper gets to sample the batter (safely) before it goes into the oven to bake avoiding tantrums and Salmonella exposure. Spectacular. I’m always pleasantly surprised when I do vegan baking. Time and time again I must be reminded that…

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Northern Sonoma County knows how to party

Food & Wine Affair 2012

Welcome to my real-life Renoir painting; anytime I visit Dry Creek and Alexander Valley in Northern Sonoma County, I feel transported to another place and time. Maybe its the quaint old fashion general stores with the wide oak plank floors, or the endless wineries dotting the valley floor. Whatever it is, it’s beautiful. And I’m so happy to…

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30 Recipes Suitable for Framing; Chicken Biryani

Chicken Briyani_30 Recipes Suitable for Framing_Waters_Goines

Holding my commitment:  {one recipe a month from 30 Recipes Suitable for Framing} Next up: Chicken Biryani, a creamy yoghourt sauce, filled with aromatic spices like cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, cumin, ginger, garlic and coriander. I’m into these spices after reading Rebecca Katz’s Cancer-Fighting Kitchen Cookbook. So many of these spices are used for treatment and recovery….

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