Category Archives: Fall

The 7 Days of Gifts :: Chèvre + Herbes de Provence

  Day 7: If you only have a few minutes, but want to make a big impression, this is a beautiful and foolproof method of making a log of fresh chèvre really sing.  Herbes de Provence is typically made with a dried mixture of savory, fennel, basil, thyme and lavender flowers, creating a magical pairing...

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The 7 Days of Gifts :: Blue Cheese, Lavender + Rosemary-Stuffed Medjool Dates

  Day 5: The perfect gift for the wine and cheese lover on your list, these little seasonal gems are simply pitted and filled with a luscious mixture of award-winning Point Reyes Original Blue, dried local rosemary and a pinch of dried lavender buds.  Tied together with some freshly cracked black pepper, this is always...

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The 7 Days of Gifts :: Spiced Pear Galettes + Honey Cream

  Day 3: A galette is a term often used in French cuisine and refers to a flat, free-form, flaky tart.  A rustic dish, it can easily be filled with either sweet or savory ingredients.  In this version, local pears are tossed in a mixture of spices, reminiscent of the holidays.  The crust is buttery...

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Rosemary, Grape + Parmigiano-Reggiano Focaccia

  My husband and I met back in the glory days of the “dotcom boom”.  San Francisco was abuzz with endless possibilities, a flurry of innovative start-ups, and more money than any recent college graduate should ever be able to get his or her hands on. It was utopia. Still, during all this abundance, our...

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Kale Salad with Balsamic Red Onions, Pine Nuts + Chèvre

I know what you may be thinking.  Raw kale salad?  Um, no.  But, thanks. As we all know, sometimes things aren’t always what they seem.  After a few days of total Thanksgiving indulgence (yes, I ate enough stuffing for six large men), I was ravenous for nutrient-dense, fiber-rich food.  Kale is always one of those...

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