It’s not hard to make your own cookie mix, and you can use any of your favorite recipes.
I am always on the quest for the perfect pie – the holy grail of baking.
We started several projects this week. And with each project the answer seemed to be … A glass jar.
We set about to make the best Thai basil fried rice. Knowing that a dish is only as good as the individual ingredients, we wanted to used the best Asian sauces and the freshest ingredients.
Beet salad with rose petals and cilantro flowers
Crostini with fresh pea puree then topped with pea tendrils and flowers from the garden.
For Thanksgiving I made a pecan tart with a foolproof crust recipe from America’s Test Kitchen. It seriously is foolproof and the best crust ever. The secret is that it uses vodka. We had some Seagram’s Sweet Tea vodka left from a summer backyard party, and that was the perfect thing for a pecan tart.
Food Gifts from Santa Cruz
Waldorf salad, originally created at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, has been a classic in homes for generations. We updated the classic by giving it a new look. Walnuts, raisins, apples, and celery with a strawberry mayonnaise dressing. The dressing is made with a little walnut oil, crème fraîche and pepper flakes as well. Photos by Tony Fitzgerald Photography PHOTOS ARE AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE FOR IMMEDIATE DOWNLOAD FOR COMMERCIAL USE.
We wait all year for the tomato season and the heirloom tomatoes that taste like tomatoes should. Photos by Tony Fitzgerald Photography PHOTOS ARE AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE FOR IMMEDIATE DOWNLOAD FOR COMMERCIAL USE.