lavender in front of hotel cheval, the only place you should stay when you do a Central Coast Wine Weekend
view of stephan vineyards from inside l'aventure winery, "haute couture viticulture." we fell in love with stephan and his Estate Cuvee, so brought one home (along with an Optimus)
i can't believe i used a recipe from Rachael Ray to make Peanut Butter Pancakes
kiwi sorbet recipe and how i'm not really eco. i'm just cheap.
is there a food for which you'd travel 400 miles? jonathan gold would fly 400 miles for a waffle at Brown Sugar Kitchen in Oakland
Chicken Soup garnished with what was once known as "Poor Man's Butter," but now, really, a luxury for a rich man, avocadoes
Santa Maria, CA - home to one of America's most delicious barbecue specialties - the black-on-the-outside, pink-on-the-inside, grilled tri-tip.
Morning bun from La Farine French Bakery in Oakland, California. Delicious part of a lovely rainy day brunch.
Savory Kobe Beef Sliders from Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale's South Coast Plaza
French candy - Calissons d'Aix are lovely little treats that should be lingered over,perhaps with a good book. Ground almonds and melon jelly covered in fondant.
California brittle brownies.
California Roll (text in French)
Chic's Faux Cali Roll ~ A low carb snack
Hide those bloodshot eyes behind your Ray Bans & ease that queasy-stomach with grilled, beefy sliders from San Francisco's Pickles, slayer of hangovers!
A mango and passion fruit mousse, mascarpone cheese, and green tea cake from Vanille de Patisserie In San Marino, California.
The Ramos House Cafe is the kind of place you bring your out-of-town guests to fall in love with California — if they haven’t already.
Red Quinoa Salad from the new Tender Greens outpost in West Hollywood.
we've done the drive up the I-5 many times, but never stopped. still odn't have to if i can make harris ranch's biscuits at home
Signs of Spring - al fresco dining
vacation in baja...or at least dream about it and have some fish tacos
Warm arugula, shrimp and roasted potato salad. A taste of spring and California sunshine.
I wish bakeries would serve green velvet cupcakes every day and not just on St. Patrick's Day.
Spare yourself the green beer and go for a hardy NorCal brew with hints of citrus, elderflower and Humboldt County.
Black Bean, Corn and Bell Pepper Calico Salad
California Rolls - amazingly easy to make at home!
maybe i *can* be a Pinot girl: "a rebellion is brewing...Instead of power...finesse, a dry vitality, lightness and an almost transparent intensity"
who knew eastern european food could be so sexy and sophisticated? smoked duck breast and grilled foie gras on lemon-marinated red cabbage, cucumber and radicchio
a cheese and bread presentation perfectly suited to TasteSpotting ~ at Salute Wine Bar in Santa Monica
Crudo (Italian Raw Fish): Cured belly of ocean trout with house made mustard at Riva Restaurant
freshly made tortillas
Chocolate-chestnut torte. Layered Devil’s food cake, chestnut mousse and croquant. Sweet endings at Heaven's Dog.
Whole Tilapia on a Puerto Rican platter of deliciousness at Sol Food Puerto Rican Cuisine in San Rafael, CA
20 year search for goulash like grandma's ends with a recipe from Blu Jam Cafe