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As I’ve mentioned before, I grew up in Petaluma, a small town in Sonoma County before Sonoma and neighboring counties embraced the monoculture of the grape. ┬áSure there are still lots of apples, berries, pears and peaches, but not nearly … Continue reading

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Bread Pudding is one of Freddy’s favorite desserts. He loves bananas, too, so I created a pudding just for him. He is being careful about his sugar intake so I added NO sugar to this recipe. The bananas are so … Continue reading

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LAZY MARY’S LEMON TART (the spreading of an urban legend)

A couple of year’s ago I posted this recipe on Food52. I have never taken credit for this recipe, only for tweaking it a bit to make it my own. It is like an urban legend. I am sure that … Continue reading

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Last Fall Freddy and I spent a week doing our wine thing in Ft. Lauderdale. One of our favorite restaurants, Valentino’s, is in a tiny strip mall, hole in the wall kind that Florida specializes in. This little gem is … Continue reading

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