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Antipasto Platters Made Easy

Whenever I’m doing an antipasto platter, buy the best ingredients I can find, I like to assemble them and dress a few of them. For example; the …

Recipes

Two-Heirloom Tomato Salads

Heirloom tomatoes are in season right now, so I’m buying them fairly regularly. I have, two, really easy and delicious salads here that can be a main …

Recipes

Jumbo Lump Crab- Two Ways

Jumbo-Lump<p>Crab!!!!<p>Jumbo lump crab meat is so versatile. It starts out as a “blank slate” to which you can add any ingredients you like. The options …

Seafood

Steak And Tomatoes

Let’s Dish Up<p>Some Color<p>And<p>Flavor!<p>Steak and tomatoes are a terrific combination.<p>Prep Time: 15 minutes<br>Inactive Prep Time: 30 minutes<br>Yields: 2 …

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Let's Dish With Linda Lou

by Linda Lou Hamel<p>I had to start my post with this picture above. My amazing daughter Melissa came to visit me this year as she tries to do every …

Recipes

Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Pot Roast cooked low and slow brings back some of your best childhood memories. You remember, Sunday afternoons, the house filling up with those …

Beef

Arugula Salad With Fried Herb Crusted Goat Cheese Medallions

Herb Crusted Goat Cheese Medallions!<p>A simple cool crisp arugula salad with sliced red onion, fresh lemon juice and e.v.o.o. is perfect by itself. …

Honeydew Cucumber Soup

Soup’s Chillin’!<p>I love all the little toppings that go on top of a delicious soup as a garnish. I also like to use certain garnishes to let you know …

Greek Lemon Potatoes-Lemoni Patatas

These potatoes are so delicious!<p>Traditionally named Lemoni Patatas, are oven roasted lemon garlic and oregano flavored potatoes are to die for! They …

Agave Uptown

2135 Franklin St. Oakland, CA. 94612 www.agaveuptown.com. Upscale Oaxacan- Californian cuisine offered in a chic cozy space with culturally inspired …

Cheese Ravioli Lasagna With A Tomato Basil Meat Sauce

Check out this classic dish with a slightly new twist.<p>Is it crazy to imagine taking a classic dish like lasagna shaking it up a bit. What about …

Slow Cooked Pulled Pork On A Freshly Baked Ciabatta Roll

Having worked in the barbecue industry for over 30 years, I’m from the school of thought that believes slaw should go on your pulled pork sandwich. …

Bulla -Gastrobar

If traveling to Spain is out of reach at this time in your life, Orlando has given us the next best thing, Bulla. Bulla, a gastrobar that offers a …

Tacos!

Tacos Tonight!<p>I’m using two fresh herbs for my tacos. Oregano from my garden and fresh cilantro.<p>First the vegetables, then some added ingredients to …

Cilantro-Lime Brown Rice With Black Beans

An Easy<p>Side Dish<p>That’s<p>Gluten Free!<p>I’m using a boil-in-a-bag quick cooking brown rice for this dish. Truth be told I wasn’t sure about the taste of a …

Downtown Wine Merchants-Downtown Oakland, CA

Wine bar offering small-batch vino and New American small plates in an upscale old world space. www.downtownwinemerchants.com. My daughter Melissa is …

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Fennel Slaw

Fennel slaw has to be one of our favorite side dishes. The key to a great salad is to have a lot of different colors and textures.<p>The Mandolin Food …

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Grand Lake Kitchen

Located at 576 Grand Ave. Oakland CA 94610., right outside the San Francisco Bay Area, Grand Lake Kitchen is where the locals love to eat. If you’re …

San Francisco Bay Area

Walnut And Mint-Crusted Pan Seared Salmon Over An Arugula-Mint Salad With A Blood Orange Vinaigrette.

I wanted to challenge myself to making dishes using all of my herbs from my gardens. My first was the “Mint Challenge”. I made a trip to the Farmers’ …

Recipes

My Tuscan Chicken With A Concord Grape Reduction And Figs! Visit lindalouhamel.com

My Comfortable Place

While sitting in my rocking chair, I had a thought. I decided to challenge myself to use each one of my herbs to make really easy and delicious …

Herbs

My Easy Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Pie

Prep Time: 15 minutes<br>Inactive Prep Time: 24 hours (chill overnight)<br>Yields : 2 pies, 8 servings per pie<br>Ingredients:<br>4 cups of quartered Reese’s peanut …

Dessert

Greek Pasta Salad With A Sun Dried Tomato Vinaigrette

Ina Garten was my inspiration for this salad. She did an episode on making pasta three different ways. This Greek pasta salad caught my eye. I wanted …

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The Market, First Floor Of The Twitter Building, San Francisco

In the financial district, downtown San Francisco, you’ll find this gourmet grocery store. This is really convenient if you work or live in the heart …

Silicon Valley

Parmigiano-Reggiano

I was strolling through, the Whole Foods market, when this display of a whole wheel of Parmigiano-Reggiano caught my eye. Oh yeah, the sale sign too! …

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