Tag: Recipes

Olives in the Making

California is a wonderful hub for olive trees and local craft curing. A brief stop along Interstate-5 at Granzella’s, in Williams, presents the opportunity to gather a variety of styles and flavors. Chef Husband selected four varieties, procuring two of each, for a blended olive appetizer. He drained all eight […]

Sweet Success

Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding!  Ring the bell, we have a winner.  After our two hilarious escapades in balsamic reduction (episode #1, episode #2), I went back to the original method Chef Husband taught me about a decade ago. Balsamic Reduction  4 parts dark balsamic vinegar  1 part sugar Bring to boil […]

A Little Garnish for Your Grillin’

Try this fresh and sweet relish atop your favorite grilled fish or chicken to give it a little extra kick. Mango Relish Chef Cal DeMercurio, C.E.C. 1 pint Mango, fresh, diced 1 cup Roma Tomato, diced 1 medium Red Onion, fine diced 4 pieces Green Onion, chopped fine ½ cup […]

Using up the last of your garden

It’s about time to say good-bye to this year’s garden and I’m sure you’re running out of ways to use your plenty. How about making some simple bread and butter pickles that will be good for months to come and ready to eat in the fridge? I make bread and butter […]

The Legacy of Cioppino

Growing up, I often heard the stories from my Dad about Grandpa being a fisherman in San Francisco. They tell of him being a part of a legacy…the legacy we know today as Cioppino (chu-PEE-noh). The story goes that at the end of the day, when all the fisherman came […]

A Little Twist for Your BBQ

When it’s warm out, I love to BBQ. It’s the last few days of summer, so grab a cold-one, grill up your chicken or meat, and before you serve, jazz it up with your favorite BBQ sauce, but with a little twist (of fresh orange juice that is). Your dish would be […]

My Paella Recipe

A big part of recipe building is taking an idea and making it your own. Almost everything has already been done under the sun, but you can still put a unique spin on it. For my paella, I use the traditional arborio rice, prawns, clams, chicken and saffron, but for […]

Picking Out a Recipe

Picking a new recipe to try can be a lot of fun. Tasting the final product is even more fun. As one of the judges for the Last Recipe Standing Contest, we read through several recipes, looking for the ones that made our mouth water. We narrowed them down to 8. Then they went […]