Category Archives: summer

HOW TO SHUCK AN OYSTER

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Two and a half years ago, I made a promise to you to write about how to shuck an oyster. I am finally making good on that promise. Oysters are magnificent, magical, wonderful things – kind of like drugs but with no deleterious side effects or risk of physical addiction. I am not one to […]

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ALL KINDS OF BREAKFAST, ALL KINDS OF SUMMER

Summer Berries with Goat Cheese for Bon Appetit

July’s been busy! Lots and lots of fun stuff. This series of take-to-work breakfasts for Bon Appetit was awesome and delicious and healthy. All of my favorite things. Cherry Ginger Muesli with Cocoa Nibs for Etsy. The goal here was to give muesli a little of the granola spotlight with lively, creative flavors. I went […]

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STEPPING INTO AND OUT OF COMFORT ZONES (GRILLED CHEESE VS. ROCK CLIMBING)

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If you had asked me three weeks ago what I thought about rock climbing, I would’ve likely answered, Eh, not for me. It looks hard – hard and scary and unfun. Then I found myself in the company of a bunch of climbers for a couple of weeks. It felt cultish, their specialized language and […]

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GRILLED PEACHES, BREAKFAST BURRITOS, OUTDOORS

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In keeping with my epic summer goals, last weekend was spent in Yosemite. One could argue that it was work-related, sort of: I made some breakfast burritos for this week’s Etsy post, and those needed to be field-tested by hungry folks who had come from a long day of hiking and climbing. This week I’ve […]

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SUMMER GRILLING INSPIRATION: MEAT!

Skirt Steak with Chimichurri

(Above: Skirt Steak with Chimmichurri) I’ve started a new collaboration with the good people at Rewinery, an innovative San Francisco-based wine delivery company. They’re doing great things, and it’s awesome to be a part of it. Every month, they select a number of wines and I create original recipes to pair with their wines, and […]

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