All-natural coconut Granola

Natural Coconut Granola: the Best Granola in the World

So this is the best granola in the world. I know because I asked everyone I know to try it and they became immediately addicted. So, now I’m writing this up so they can all have the recipe and I won’t have to supply them anymore. I got the base recipe from this Coco-Nutty Granola […]


4 Oyster Dish Previews: Central Coast Oyster Fest

This year, I have the honorable and delicious position of being an oyster judge for the “Best Oyster of the Central Coast” Chef Award at the Central Coast Oyster Festival Oct 18-19 in Morro Bay, California. And I can tell you, after trying 4 oyster dishes in advance of the festival, that the food is going […]


White Peach Blueberry Sangria – with Buttonwood Semi-Semi

Ok, so I’m on a Sangria kick now. Living and working on a micro-farm is more work than I thought it would be! Sangria is helping me keep it together; some days you just need a light, fruity and slightly sweet pitcher of deliciousness to counter all that chicken poop. Buttonwood Farm & Winery helps me […]


Easy Spring Pasta Recipe: Fettuccine with Peas, Leeks & Thyme

Written by Liz – Spring has sprung in California – as well as most of the country. To me that means spring vegetable season; asparagus, leeks, peas, artichoke, fennel and fresh herbs are bountiful in farmers markets. Much of this produce is available year-round, but spring is the best time to get the freshest spring […]

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My dad’s favorite cake has always been German chocolate cake. Early in this cake’s life, that meant using Samuel German’s baking chocolate to make a light-bodied chocolate layer cake, then adding coconut, caramel and pecan icing or glaze in between the layers and on top. You can see why he liked it so much! When […]

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