Category Archives: Christmas

The Sea Ranch & Plans For 2011


Our time at The Sea Ranch along the wild Sonoma Coast – a very special place. Plus, changes are afoot for 2011!

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The Season For Giving

Homemade Nutella

Why buy Nutella when you can make your own? Here’s a grown-up version employing cacao nibs and a dash of ground espresso for added depth and texture.

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Matcha Macarons With White Chocolate

Macaron assortment

The quest for the perfect macaron – the chronicles.

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Christmas Dessert: Ginger Custard With Chocolate & Hazelnuts

Winter dessert: Ginger Custard with Chocolate & Hazelnuts

Happy Christmas Eve eve!! After an indulgent start with a brandade and creamed eggs with salmon roe, a nutritious interlude with the crab salad and spicy lemon dressing, and a pork roast to push the limits of satiety, here’s an easy dessert to round things off. If you’re looking for a fuss-free dessert that’s easily dressed […]

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Christmas Dinner: Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder

Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder

Bonjour from snowy Alsace! After a 40-hour journey that brought us through four airports, a major winter storm and bone-chilling temperatures, we’re finally warm, fed and rested at my in-laws’. Continuing with the main course for our virtual Christmas dinner (you didn’t think I’d forget would you?), here’s one that will make a dramatic entrance […]

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