A hidden Gem in the town of Capitola, California just outside of Santa Cruz, is Gayle’s Bakery & Rosticceria. This place is not to be missed if you are ever even somewhat in the vicinity of this adorable little town. What is a Rosticceria, you ask? It is an Italian Rotisserie. Gayle’s offers a plethora of foods in every possible variety, all extremely fresh and … Read more Gayles Bakery & Rosticceria
If you find yourself in downtown Paso on a Tuesday night, you have to try one of the restaurants that offer Taco Tuesday. A favorite is Villa Creek. They serve cocktails along with beer and wine and their bar has a great ambiance for light fare. This week I decided to try all of the taco offerings which gave us a variety of six! … Read more Villa Creek – Taco Tuesday!
Even though we are experiencing summer weather in the middle of winter, I was still craving something warm and hearty. I decided to try a new recipe for Roasted Leg of Lamb. I came across an interesting sounding recipe by Dawn Perry in my October Bon Appetit and decided to give it a try. Since it included one of my favorite underused vegetables; fennel, … Read more An Intimate Winter Dinner
We had a delightful evening at Koberl at Blue in San Luis Obispo. We had just attended a terrific Opera performance of Verdi’s Flastaff in a live simulcast presentation from The Met shown at the Cal Poly Arts Center. It was incredible to see Ambrogio Maestri in his 202nd lead performance in Falstaff! It is worth your time to check out the upcoming shows at the … Read more Koberl at Blue, San Luis Obispo
What’s with this weather we’re having? Although I feel guilty for complaining when there are so many people with serious weather and natural disasters in their neck of the woods…it’s just that I’m worried about my garden. I have already planted all of my herbs, lettuce and tomatoes. They are starting to grow strong and I am concerned that they might not survive this late … Read more Spring is here – not…
Fava Bean plant In my winter garden, I grew several plants of fava beans. They make a beautiful plant and are very hearty. I grew them from seed given to me by Tony, our pizza oven contractor. Fava Beans are not commonly available for purchase in this area, so I decided to grow my own! I love their delicate flavor, especially in my Paella! The … Read more Paella