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Week 37: Candy Cap Mushrooms

Recently, Russ and I visited Portland, where we went to an amazing farmer’s market. Uh-mazing. We’re talkin’ tables as far as the eye could see, piled high with perfectly ripe heirloom tomatoes, fragrant herbs, colorful bell peppers, and row upon row of luscious berries – strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries (my favorites). There was every […] Read more…

Local Treats: Brie & Flat Bread

Eating locally in Northern California is both easy and extremely enjoyable. Recently, I was gifted with a couple of great local products: an award-winning triple cream brie, Mt. Tam, from Cowgirl Creamery and flat bread from Rustic Bakery, both in Marin County. The brie is very creamy, rich, buttery and nutty. The olive oil & […] Read more…

Bacon and Chocolate Cupcake

I’ve been wanting to try baking with bacon for a while. Salty and sweet is a classic combo; there is caramel with fleur de sel, pretzels dipped in chocolate, etc. My local cupcake bakery┬áLet Them Eat Cake! beat me to it by making “Fat Face Bacon” (named for the sandwich shop next door): a dark […] Read more…

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