Vegetables

Cheesecake Carr Fire Scholarship Dinner

Cooking with Doni

Well, we did it! Dinner for 8 is in the books! If you’re a local reader, you are all too aware of the Carr Fire that raged through the west side of our city six months ago. That never ending night of Thursday, July 26th brought our entire community to […]

Cabbage to the Rescue

Chef Husband: “I picked up some corned beef to make Reubens. Do we have any sauerkraut in the fridge?” Mrs. Chef: “No, but we have cabbage and I can make a quick kraut!” After a year of learning at the side of my skilled and experienced husband, I can absolutely […]

peeling carrots

A Lesson in Peeling Carrots

On the menu, carrot cake, made from scratch, with locally grown English walnuts and a homemade vanilla cream cheese frosting! Yummmm. Though, as I was prepping my Mise en Place, yet another teachable moment presents itself…how to peel a carrot. Everybody knows how to peel a carrot. Right? Long strokes […]

Blistering Heat

What do you do with a 2 lb box of mixed cherry and grape tomatoes? Well, you can eat them raw, or garnish (several) salads with them…or you can cook them in butter! Just like bacon, everything tastes better with butter. So, we’re gonna pop these little puppies in a […]