June 2010

POOL day

June 28, 2010

Hot hot day up on the mountain!  All the plants were wilting as were we.  Zander and Zoe are not fond of the heat.  At least they have their pool to keep them cool.

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June 27, 2010

My first artichoke plant.  I decided to let it go through the bloom because its so pretty.  The herbs and tomatoes are all going crazy but someone is eating my peas, swiss chard, and just some chilies.

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Day off…

June 26, 2010

Truly a day off!!!  Of course we have to plan a couple of meals utilizing the new smoker.  We brined a two rib Berkshire pork loin in a Chipotle, oregano, lime mixture and made a spice rub for the smoking time.  Then we took the backbone out of a chicken and brined it in a […]

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Detail’s with Dixie…GRAND Opening

June 25, 2010

Today seemed like it should be a day off… but not yet.  We agreed to prepare some food for our friend Dixie who was holding her grand opening premier for the new location of her salon, Details with Dixie.  We thought, okay some finger food to add to the other food she would have.  Then […]

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Two day basic skills class

June 24, 2010

To market to market!  We will meet our students at Oxbow Market in Napa this morning and introduce them to the bounty of ingredients available.  We toured the market  and bought a few items.  I was in need of a new tea strainer (produce, of course) and we bought some great Fontina cheese for our […]

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June 23, 2010

We began a two day Basic Skills class for a returning couple who came to a class with us last year.  We cooked from 11 AM until 4:30 and will continue the class tomorrow.  At 5:20 the power went out.  We did all the usual checks around to be sure it wasn’t something here when […]

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