A Summer Cheese Tray

DaVinci Wine Storytellers Experience

Al Fresco dining on a summers eve; sun kissed breezes dancing gracefully through the tree tops. Bringing with them the fragrant scent of  herbs and warmed pine. This is the moment I've waited for all year. Time slows and with it comes a … [Read more...]

Caprese Rosemary Skewers

Caprese Rosemary Skewers drizzled with Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar

Summer has arrived and alfresco dining has begun!  I'm loving these seasonal appetizers that help me use the abundance of rosemary growing in my garden. They're also a delicious way to use summer's sweet cherry tomatoes.  Although if I have a bowl … [Read more...]

All I Want For Christmas Is Bleu Cheese and Bacon

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It was my birthday last week.   Although the new number is daunting, I love birthdays.  Not so much my birthday,  I love celebrating my family and friend’s birthdays. As long as I remember the birthdays.  Thank goodness for Facebook. Ranger … [Read more...]

Cambozola and Pear Tart

karista's Kitchen

I'm going to be a new Mama!  A chicken Mama.  My little baby chicks arrive soon and I'm over the moon excited. Ranger Craig spent the last few weeks building my super fabulous chicken coop.  I think I nearly drove him crazy with my constant … [Read more...]

Stuffed Peppadews and Salsa Baked Cheese

Stuffed Peppadews

I love peppadews.  I really love them.  I could pop a peppadew everyday.  Especially if it's stuffed with cheese.  I even tried stuffing peppadews with my beloved Rogue Smokey Bleu Cheese.  Don't try that.  It didn't work. So I decided to … [Read more...]

Proscuitto, Arugula and Parmesan Party Starters

Proscuitto, Arugula and Parmesan Rolls

I popped into my local fish market (Gemini) the other day and was greeted by one of my favorite fishmongers, Chef Dave Gibson. I love chatting with Chef Dave.  I love listening to the adventurous food stories from his days as a private chef … [Read more...]

Avocado, Tomato and Cucumber Salsa with Fresh Basil

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I've got a big yellow bowl sitting on my kitchen counter.  I love that bowl.  It looks like sunshine.  And it’s overflowing with all my beautifully delicious fruits and veggies.   I also love my big yellow bowl because one of my dear friends gave it … [Read more...]

Cucumber and Herbed Cream Cheese Sandwiches

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Everytime I went to visit my Auntie M, she would always have prepared a beautiful platter of these divine little sandwiches.  My Uncle Jim would pour my Auntie and I a glass of his favorite champagne and Auntie and I would have the lovliest visit … [Read more...]