February 2011


February 28, 2011

Once again we took our cooking to the Teen Center for our weekly appearance.  Today we made a Vegetable Pot Pie with Chive Biscuit topping that they all thought had meat in it.  That is a challenge because we have to please all and we do have vegetarians.  I think that a successful vegetarian dish […]

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Brookside Vineyard Bed & Breakfast

February 24, 2011

Our friend of many years Susan Ridley and her husband Tom own the Brookside Vineyard B&B on Redwood Road in Napa.  Susan has been a partner and driving marketing force at Hendry Ranch for as long as we have known her.  She recently retired and is so happy to finally have taken the huge step. […]

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Deputy Sheriff for lunch

February 23, 2011

Deputy Sheriff Jon Thompson joined us for lunch today to catch up on community happenings and rekindle the Neighborhood Watch program that Kent spearheaded several years ago.  He is also creating a non-profit crime prevention program that is designed after one he worked on previously and was very successful.  We’ll help with some fundraisers once […]

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Culinary Bliss

February 22, 2011

Holly and John visiting from Costa Mesa met with us at Oxbow Public Market www.oxbowmarket.com this morning for a chef’s tour.  We all indulged in breakfast tacos at C Casa www.myccasa.com , Holly enjoyed a cup of Mexican coffee, John chose a piece of chocolate from www.anettes.com and I think a cupcake was on the […]

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Preparation for St. Patrick’s Day

February 19, 2011

We made sauerkraut today.  Simple recipe; sliced cabbage, cored and peeled Granny Smith apple thinly sliced, fine sea salt, juniper berries and caraway seed.  Tossed it and squeezed it every hour for four hours then placed it in a crock with a plate on top of the kraut weighted down with a heavy can.  Every […]

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A Week of Missed Scheduling

February 17, 2011

Even when things go haywire there is always a rainbow! Tuesday we had two appointments down in Yountville.  The first one I walked in to only to find that I was not on the schedule.  Luckily Nicole was on her way and we were able to make the appointment only a half hour late.  A […]

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