January 2011

Poetry in Napa Valley

January 28, 2011

Julie Shaw and her friend Terry visiting from Calgary are staying at The Poetry Inn and came to cook with us today.  We prepared Herbed Cheese and Crab Ravioli with Meyer Lemon Sauce.  Our Meyer lemon trees are loaded with beautiful fruit.  For the entrée we made Martinelli Farms Chicken Ballotines with Prosciutto and Provolone […]

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Must be the full moon

January 21, 2011

Right after returning from the morning ritual fieldtrip to retrieve the newspaper with Kent, me, Zander and Zoe I was itching to do something.  I begged Kent to humor me with my idea and he did.  We ended up rearranging the furniture in the living/dining room moving pieces down from up and up from down. […]

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We Love Birthdays

January 18, 2011

Meredith and Dan Celebrating Dan’s Birthday! Meredith and Dan hail from Delray Beach, Florida.  They are staying at Sonoma Mission, a Fairmont property in Sonoma and enjoying their accommodations immensely.  They left daughters Alyssa five and Lilly 6 at home but plan to return with them to learn some great cooking techniques.  They had very […]

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Jim and Michelle Celebrate a Birthday

January 17, 2011

Jim and Michelle from Palo Alto came to Napa to celebrate Michelle’s birthday.  We started the meal with Baby Greens and Warm Goat Cheese that was breaded in Panko.  The entrée was Slow Roasted Salmon on a Bed of Melted Leeks with Beurre Blanc and Beurre Rouge Sauces.  Dessert was Apple Buttermilk Upside Down Cake […]

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A Thank You Party

January 13, 2011

A Thank You Party January is about the slowest time in Napa Valley.  Many restaurants close down to take care of maintenance and give employees a much deserved break.  We thought it a good time to throw a “Thank You” party for our concierge partners who send our customers to our kitchen.  It is not […]

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Here’s to a Great 2011!

January 1, 2011

Mark and Kim were supposed to be here yesterday but due to the snow back east they could not get out of New York.  So we changed the date to today.  Now with the name Mark Miller the first thing that came to my mind is the brilliant chef of the same name.  When talking […]

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