Tag: autumn

Vineyards!

We work in them, play in them, get drink from them and marvel at their beauty! Here is a look at some of our favorite local vineyards…

San Rafael’s Thursday Farmers Market in November – Snapshots of What’s Happening 

San Rafael’s Thursday Farmers Market in November – Snapshots of What’s Happening 

Although cold out there in the mornings now, the best farmers market in the north bay is still going strong with wonderful gem-like produce offerings.   Baby Beets shine in the early morning sun at the Full Belly Farm stand. Kohlrabi, Blue Kabocha Squash and […]

Fuyu Persimmons

Fuyu Persimmons

Fuyu Persimmons are in abundance right now at the markets in Northern California. They should be used and celebrated! Below is a very easy appetizer to serve as a first course or as part of an hors d’oeuvre party. If you want to make it a bit more salad like, add some baby greens like arugula or frisee and cut the persimmon into thinner wedges.

 

Fuyu Persimmons with Passion Fruit Vinegar, Pepper Infused Sea Salt and Parmesan

3 fuyu persimmons

4 T. passion fruit vinegar

3 t. pepper infused sea salt (or ¼ t. cayenne pepper mixed with salt)

1 oz. Parmesano Reggiano

 

Peel persimmon and cut in half. Remove any seeds or core. Cut each half in half again so each persimmon is in a total of four pieces. Place a piece of persimmon on the end of a fork placed on a small appetizer/salad plate. Drizzle each fork of fruit with vinegar and then dust with salt. Using a vegetable peeler, top each piece of fruit with a shaving of parmesan cheese.

 

Makes 12 appetizers

 

 

Duck Rillettes

Duck Rillettes

With the holidays quickly approaching here is an idea for an easy hors d’oeuvre from us to you. Rillettes is simply potted meat. This can be made easily at home with the following recipe or purchased from a butcher/deli counter at an excellent market (any […]

October Highlights

October Highlights

October is traditionally the craziest of the busy months for us at BLC. Not only are private client bookings at a high water mark due to Northern California’s Indian Summertime, our calendar is filled with gigs at wineries and concert venues. The fact that this […]