East Bay Real Estate – A Fresh Approach

A Fresh Approach to East Bay Real Estate

Easy Mediterranean Feast

In the past 25 years, I’ve eaten my way through France, Italy and Mexico. In 2004 I discovered the wonderful foods of Spain during a whirlwind trip to Andalusia with friend Suzanne. We ate tapas everywhere, but also wonderful wild mushrooms sauteed with eggs outside Ubeda, shrimp pancakes and octopus salad in Sanlucar, paella in […]


Chowder for Supper

Heidi is currently touring the Eastern Seaboard, thus chowder is on our minds.¬† This article comes from¬†Heidi’s archives: I worked all day, and came home to some chunks of salmon salvaged from a delicious dinner last weekend and the challenge of luring the kids into liking another meal featuring salmon. Easy solution: a chowder I […]


Dessert is Dinner

What’s for Dinner? What’s for Dessert? Sometimes, Dessert IS Dinner at our house. Especially in spring and summer, the abundance of delicious fresh fruit in California makes it easy to make excuses. Once, long ago, we came into a pile of fresh, ripe peaches and decided, just that once, that we would skip dinner and […]


Stale Bread

What to do with it? Here’s a cross-cultural approach! There are the usual fixes: French toast (especially made with challah – yum), bread pudding, croutons, Italian frittata. Over the holidays I usually have an Italian panettone (this is a fruited bread) and the next day I turn it into an English trifle. Jerry and I […]


Escape the Winter Doldrums

Short of a tropical vacation, it’s hard to escape the winter doldrums. But I have just the little sauce to put a spark into your meals right about now. Called Salsa Verde (in Italy), or Sauce Verte (in France), it is a distant cousin of Pesto (or Pistou), not to be confused with the Mexican […]

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