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Williams-Sonoma is cooking up some fun

I stumbled around the new Williams-Sonoma store in a hazy fog of culinary lust, my desire for everything near blinding.  The just opened — reopened, I might say — compact shop … Continue reading

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Hot Box Grill: new owner, same comfy fare

I have great respect, love even, for a restaurant that serves a twice-baked potato.  The simple combination of fluffy potato innards combined with a luxurious amount of butter and cheese, and … Continue reading

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Sonoma: coffee country

Sonoma, of course, is famous for wine and us locals certainly do our best to sip it any and every chance we get.  Thing is, us Sonomans are also pretty … Continue reading

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Earthquakes, biscuits, and bourbon

I think it was the frantic sound of wine bottles angrily rattling against each other, the clank-clank-clank of glass, so insistent that I braced myself for the inevitable crash, the shattering … Continue reading

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Eat out, be happy

Do you know that feeling when you dine out, the feeling when you exit the restaurant into the fresh air of the real world outside, and you feel so completely … Continue reading

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First bite: Rossi’s

It is inevitable that I will fall hard for a place sporting collard greens.  Throw in some hush puppies and you know it is all over for this Southern gal. … Continue reading

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Prolonging the season: oven dried tomatoes

Those lovely, tiny cherry tomatoes that are spilling from their little green baskets, the teeny red ones, the tear-shaped yellow, and especially the almost-purple-black ones that are abundant at the … Continue reading

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Foodie Find: Sonoma Meals

If you’re anything like me, you are busy. Oh, sure it is summertime, things are meant to slow down, the days are long and laid back, plenty of lazing around … Continue reading

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Sonoma’s fabulous farm stands: now open

The small town farm stand.  There may not be a means of shopping for food that brings me more joy.  Saturday dawns and I begin plotting my day, which will … Continue reading

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Foodie find: Blue Bottle New Orleans Iced Coffee

For many, many years, I had a fairly serious addiction to New Orleans’ style coffee and chicory.  Each morning, lingering for longer then necessary, I would sit and watch the … Continue reading

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