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A lot has happened to me…

A lot has happened to me during the past 3 years. My husband, the love of my life, died of cancer. I became a full time farmer and winery owner without my partner to help me. I was lucky to … Continue reading

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THE PEASANT’S MINESTRONE

Lately I have been rereading some of Angelo Pellegrini’s books. He was an Italian immigrant who became a college professor at the University of Washington…an English professor no less!I knew some who had taken classes from him and they described … Continue reading

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NEWS OF HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE and SWISS CHARD GNOCCHI

We are celebrating the induction of our 1890’s farmhouse, Monte Vista, and our vineyard, Diamond Mountain Vineyard into The National Register of Historic Places (as well as the State Registry).Freddy and I lived in the little redwood framed Victorian farmhouse … Continue reading

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END OF THE WORLD MAYAN SOUP

On December 21 we took a trip up the Rio Dulce and then transferred by car to Quirigua, one of the most important Mayan ruins. We stood before the smoldering remnants of a sacrificial fire, which smelled like burnt chicken. … Continue reading

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SCRAMBLED EGGS WITHOUT ISH

I grew up in Petaluma, CA , a sweet little river town about 49 miles north of San Francisco.    In its’ day, Petaluma was famous for being The Egg Basket of The World.  It even had a semi pro … Continue reading

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CALIFORNIA DREAMING

Throughout the Summer and Fall we occasionally host wine lunches and dinners at our winery for special guests and wine lovers. Today I am preparing dinner for an adventurous group of 30 world travelers and wine patrons who plan unique, … Continue reading

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Liz the chef

One of my favorite blogs is LIZTHECHEF, who shares her cherished memories of her mother, grandmother, aunt,and other family members(like her husband, Larry). I go to her blog to recapture the nostalgia of my own family, as well as inspiration … Continue reading

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Mac’s Lobster Pizza

My favorite pizza in the whole world is called Mac’s Lobster Pizza which is from Mac’s Restaurant on the island of Bequia in the Grenadines in the Caribbean. I made one of my own a couple nights ago in my … Continue reading

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SANTORINI TOMATO FRITTERS

About a year ago Freddy and I spent a couple of weeks in Greece. Our first stop was Santorini…an arid volcanic island. A friend who rents a house on Santorini took us to his favorite haunts which included the little … Continue reading

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VERAISON

Veraison occurs when the grapes turn from green to red. It is the beginning of ripening. About the time that the grapes seriously start to ripen, my tomatoes are threatening to overwhelm me and I scold myself that once again, … Continue reading

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