Archives for August 2013

Delicious Tomato Memories Part 2

Jersey Devil (1/2 pound in weight) My favorite this year! August is the busiest time of the year for tomato packers.  My grandfather’s packing plant in Santa Clara, Gangi Brother’s Tomato Packing, would run 24/7 for weeks on end.   As a kid, it seemed that tomato packing monopolized the whole … [Read more...]

The Artistry of Chef and Gardener at Wente Vineyards

Earlier this year my husband and I decided to take a day to ourselves and head to Livermore valley to go wine tasting.  It had been a long time since we had visited the Livermore valley and had heard about a few new wineries that we wanted to visit as well as a few old favorites.  We had called … [Read more...]

Delicious Tomato Memories

If you haven’t already guessed, I am of Italian heritage.  On one side of my mother's family, I am the fifth generation born in America as well as California.  All five generation have lived in northern California.  My other set of maternal great-grandparents immigrated to America from Sicily to … [Read more...]