Holiday Helper

Holiday Helper

This time of year is filled with good feelings…it is great to have family visiting and the kids out of school and home for the holidays. That said, the holidays present a unique set of challenges for all of us. They seem to be totally counter-productive. Be kind...
Holiday Hysteria, Indeed!

Holiday Hysteria, Indeed!

Holiday Hysteria…Everyone suffers from this malady to some extent. Worrying about things like who to invite for the big holiday meal? Who sits where? What do I give my boss for Christmas? Should I stand in line for three days to make sure my kid gets this year’s must...

Chicken Marsala

This is a “go to” recipe anytime I want to do something special for my wife, Laura. Super rich sauce, super simple preparation. I have adapted this from other recipes I have used over the years. The main difference in mine is that it makes more sauce than...
Twister Hill Ranch: The Green Grass of August?

Twister Hill Ranch: The Green Grass of August?

Last week Laura and I took a field trip with our new photographer, Kimberly Pritchert of Pasture Raised Photography. We went out to Twister Hill Ranch in Tomales to visit a good family friend, Bruce McGlochlin. When I first met Bruce, he was Mr. McGlochlin, the shop...
Cooking Chicken

Cooking Chicken

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog post about our chicken called Don’t Be Chicken. In it, I talked abouthow our chicken is raised, what makes it special and how to butcher it. And at the end I promised a future blog on how to cook it. Sooooo, here ya go! The whole...