An edible flower pot filled with lavender custard and bee pollen crumble (think graham cracker crust). ubuntu, Napa, California.
the one thing for which a girl will be absolutely shameless: WINE. [click through to favorite the video and get us up to Sonoma!]
A delish chocolate shortbread sandwich cookie from the Bouchon Bakery in Yountville, CA. A truly delicious vacation!!
cucumber & seaweed salad - delicious and refreshing!
pinkberry founder's house in malibu looks like...? you guessed it. a yogurt shop?
Got Sushi? I've been fearful of trying sushi for years, but now that I have, what was I thinking? Sushi is AMAZING!
Abalone BLTA with pancetta & fried green tomatoes + how to wine and dine your way through california's central coast
Artisan Restaurant had me wondering if the food alone (without the wine) might be enough to make a trip to Paso Robles. then again, still have to have something to drink with a killer Reuben
Cass House's Jensen Lorenzen lets beer inspire his menu for a pairing: Penn Cove Black Mussels and Frites with Bratwurst and Belgian Ale [on their own blog!]
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
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.
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