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Rigatoni with Salame Nostrano, Garlic Confit & Tomatoes

Rigatoni with Salame Nostrano, Garlic Confit & Tomatoes

This recipe, perfect for a cold winter’s night, is just what you want this weekend. And, you can have this delicious pasta dish made in less than 30 minutes. Pair it with a simple green salad with an easy balsamic vinaigrette and more bread to […]

When Life Gives You Meyer Lemons….

When Life Gives You Meyer Lemons….

……Rejoice! The Meyer lemon was introduced to the US from China in 1908. It is named after the agricultural explorer that gathered a clipping of what is thought to be a cross between a regular lemon and an orange tree. How are they different from […]

A Warm Winter Tartine

A Warm Winter Tartine

Just because we take some time off the ‘kitchen’ clock in the winter, doesn’t mean we still don’t want tasty snacks at home. And…, it really doesn’t get any easier, or more satisfying than this.
Follow along, thank us after.

Start with a good loaf of country style bread. Slice it thickly and toast it lightly.

Get out your favorite fruit butter. Smear a reasonable amount on the toast.

delicious emmy’s pear butter

Top the bread and butter with roasted baby onions (cleaned onions cut in half, tossed with olive oil and salt and roasted in 375f oven for 30 minutes).

lightly toasted bread, pear butter and roasted baby onions

Use a good melting cheese, nothing that will break and get oily.

good quality, whole milk mozzarella cheese

Use some nice thyme, fresh is fine but we use dried because it’s what we have the most of in winter.

english thyme from last years herb garden, dried in our warm winter kitchen

Bake that tartine in a 400f oven for 10 minutes or longer to get it good and gooey and nicely golden brown. Then top it with the thyme.

perfect and simple, a winter chef snack

If you want to share, and we know you do, cut your snack into bite size pieces and make a friend.

a perfect bite for the chef
Camp Like a Chef

Camp Like a Chef

The end of June is usually screaming hot in wine country; with temps this year reaching 107+ inland just last week… Heat like that means it’s time to figure out how to get away and cool down on the coast. The redwoods, the fern canyons, […]

It’s Always a Good Time for Chili

It’s Always a Good Time for Chili

Just because winter is over doesn’t mean a killer bowl of spicy beef and beans is out of the question. In fact, the Great Petaluma Chili Cook-Off this year is right around the corner (May 6). Here is a recipe for one of our very favorite versions […]