Smoked salmon

Hot smoked salmon is one of my favorite treats. It’s easy to put together, tastes great on its own, and can be an important component in several other dishes as well. Oh, and did I mention, it keeps very well too!


Mom’s rosy pickled eggs

I love pickled and briny stuff. This recipe may be the reason why. My mom has been making these for years and I truly enjoy them. The pickling liquid imparts a great flavor and the beets make for some curious coloring. Growing up, it was always difficult to explain to friends how these eggs could be good. As an adult, I have learned that they go great with beer and other drinks. You just have to try them! You need a one gallon container with a lid, preferably glass for this recipe. You’ll also need a ton of eggs, but they keep a long time in the briny vinegar.


Chipotle hummus

We used to make this one in the restaurant a lot. Easy, spicy, good! Serve with pita chips or other chips.


Apple Pie

Northern California in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada is apple country. During these days of fall weather and terrible traffic as out of towners descend on us hill folks to participate in apple related activities, I thought it would be appropriate to whip up an easy apple pie at home. This way, I can enjoy the fruits whilst avoiding the crowd. This particular recipe is really easy and everyone seems to enjoy it. I hope you give it a try.

Apple Pie

Apple Pie