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FRIDAY FISH - Fresh, Whole Calamari

FRIDAY FISH - Fresh, Whole Calamari

This week’s Real Good Fish share is squid—very large and very fresh.   I’m thinking of a quick saute with garlic, fresh tomato and basil over p...
We Wish You Were Here Part Two Bali

We Wish You Were Here Part Two Bali

Follow my blog with Bloglovin With only a whisper of jet lag remaining, we are once again under the Californian sun. The memory full of verdant im...
We Wish You Were Here Part One Bali

We Wish You Were Here Part One Bali

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Bali is otherwise known as “The Land of The Gods” and is nothing short of a sensory explosion.  The color, the flavo...
Tarte aux Fraises avec Noix de Cajou

Tarte aux Fraises avec Noix de Cajou

 At 14, on returning home for summer from boarding school, my parents proudly announced I had been accepted to a cookery school in Paris. Somethi...
"Very Berry Good Strawberries"

"Very Berry Good Strawberries"

Friday is my favorite day of the week. Not because it is the end of the working week, you’re kidding me right? (All Mom’s raise your hand if you kn...
Raspberry & Cardamon Muffins - A delicate pairing

Raspberry & Cardamon Muffins - A delicate pairing

Those who follow on instagram ( adored1_ig ) already know a little of what we have been up to this week. It has been a little wintery on this part ...
Carmel Valley Produce Stand

Carmel Valley Produce Stand

Well, it's April and the produce stand at Hacienda Hay and Feed in Carmel Valley is open for the season!    With working dogs to help unload the...
Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day

“Top o' da mornin’ to ya” - It is a doubly lucky day here for us on the Central Coast- but I’ll get to that a bit later.   On this notably gree...
The Moon Diet Smoothie

The Moon Diet Smoothie

  Not only is today the first New Moon of 2015, it is also the Chinese New Year.  If you need to double down on any New Years resolutions, now c...
Chocolate Almond Energy Balls

Chocolate Almond Energy Balls

Energy balls are void of processed sugar, but high in protein, and fiber. They are sure to woo your honey with the intention of encouraging healt...
Christmas Chocolate Bark

Christmas Chocolate Bark

Orange, Chocolate and Nut Christmas Bark.  I've made this recipe twice this Christmas season so far.  The first batch ended up in these little celp...