Tag: cooking

Tim’s Paella Party

Had a very fun filled afternoon and evening over the weekend at a friend’s beautiful enchanted hilltop estate in Placerville California celebrating our friend Tim’s birthday at his annual Paella Party. Tim and his wife Joanne made a delicious paella that was fascinating to… Continue Reading “Tim’s Paella Party”

Healthy Eating

This is going to be a new section in the food blog about healthy eating – it’s about time right? I’ll be posting photos of healthy food along with recipes and information about healthy eating, gotta have some good healthy food, the more the… Continue Reading “Healthy Eating”

Chicken Soup For The Soul

Grandma always said, “Chicken soup is good for you!” When it starts to get colder and the weather is dreary and dark,  it makes for a nice setting to make a large batch of chicken broth.Cooking up a batch of broth always warms the entire… Continue Reading “Chicken Soup For The Soul”

Cooking with Spices

Spices for taste Spices are what make our food preparations better tasting – the mixtures and results are the science of culinary art. There are so many flavors, hot, sweet, salty and more. The mixtures and concoctions of spice blends are endless. Wikipedia has… Continue Reading “Cooking with Spices”

How much protein do you really need?

By Sarah B. Weir and Lori Bongiorno Posted Mon Aug 8, 2011 2:04pm PDT Guess how much protein is in a juicy, 8-ounce cheeseburger washed down with a milkshake? This single meal contains two to three times as much as most people need per day.… Continue Reading “How much protein do you really need?”

Best Burgers in the U.S.

According to Fine & Wine magazine these are the best burger places in the USA.  I am not at all surprised to see the first place on the list…. California’s own In-N-Out! Congrats! The burger, America’s quintessential comfort food, can now be enjoyed in… Continue Reading “Best Burgers in the U.S.”

Filleting Salmon

While at Costco yesterday we were looking to buy some salmon.  They have farm fillets, wild fillets and to our surprise they had whole salmon for $4.99 a pound.  We decided to get the whole salmon and I would fillet it myself. This is… Continue Reading “Filleting Salmon”

Food as Art – Photography

I like to take random photos of food that looks good, I like the vibrant colors, the appeal factor, etc. Sometimes food just makes for a very good photography subject,  just as I wrote about in yesterday’s article – food is art. This section of… Continue Reading “Food as Art – Photography”

Smoking Salmon

The BBQ Domain I’ve been into BBQ’ing since I learned to play with matches and roasted my first hot dog over an open flame on my moms bbq in our backyard. I still remember that day, I burned the hot dog to a crisp,… Continue Reading “Smoking Salmon”

August Food Holidays to Celebrate!

August Food Holidays It’s amazing how many wild, crazy and cool food holidays there are.  Did you know  there is a National Ice Cream Day? (BTW, it’s today!) Did you know there was a National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day? And with dozens of other national food holidays… Continue Reading “August Food Holidays to Celebrate!”

Folsom’s “other” Farmers Market

Folsom’s Farmers Markets The best fruits and vegetables are often not found at the grocery store, instead they can be found at local Farmers Markets, and Folsom is fortunate to have not one, but two! Friday I went and checked out Folsom’s “other” Farmers… Continue Reading “Folsom’s “other” Farmers Market”

A must read article about the “new” cookbook bible

You must read this great article written by Sara Fuss of Shine Yahoo, entitled “The rarifed world of Modernist Cuisine“. Click on the article (link below) to read a very good description of the book set,  then be sure to click on each of… Continue Reading “A must read article about the “new” cookbook bible”