Recipe Archive

The Bounty of Late Summer

OK…I know…I've been M.I.A.  So you ask, "Teresa, why have you not post a blog article for the past two months?!"  The answer is I have been overwhelmed with house projects, my son was home from college all summer, and I've been busy canning!  When the tomatoes arrive you must turn your attention to … [Read more...]

Hog Island Oyster Company

My husband and I love oysters! Raw, barbequed, Rockefeller – they are all good. My favorite way to eat them is raw with a little squeeze of lemon and mignonette - accompanied with champagne and really good sourdough bread.  A match made in heaven! I prefer Pacific coast oysters from very cold and … [Read more...]

Strawberry Picking along the California Coast

Each year I anxiously await the strawberries to ripen at my favorite berry farm, where I annually make a pilgrimage and pick until my heart is content.  I find berry picking so peaceful.  I completely enjoy picking berries along side of a friend chatting, while searching for the perfect berry, and … [Read more...]

Sweet Basilico!

Basil is one of my favorite herbs!  I grow many basil plants in my vegetable garden each summer and enjoy it until it bolts in the fall.  I enjoy adding it to quick pasta sauces, added fresh in sandwiches, snipped into salads, placed on top of a large red slice of Beef Steak tomatoes with burrata … [Read more...]

Spring Herbs

 My vegetable garden is coming alive!  I have planted too many tomatoes again, eggplant, crooked neck squash, lemon cucumber, arugula, string beans, cantaloupe, and a few varieties of peppers.  Oh, and lets not forget, my precious herbs!  Every night while I am preparing dinner, I walk to my … [Read more...]

Mama’s Fish House Restaurant

This past March my husband and I went on a mini vacation to Maui.  It is always a treat to escape the cold of the mainland during winter and soak up some warm sunshine.  We love Maui, as I am sure all of you do.  We were fortunate to be able to have seen the Humpback Whales swimming in the channel … [Read more...]

Northstar Lake Tahoe

I love to ski!  I get excited when the first snowfall of the winter begins….it means swishing down the slopes is close behind.  Along with most Californians, my family and I enjoy Lake Tahoe year round.  We have a family home in Lake Tahoe where we have shared many happy memories with family and … [Read more...]

Winter Herbs

Sage growing in my garden. Happy New Year!  I hope this blog posting finds you happy, healthy, and looking forward to a new year with hope. As you may already know, I love to cook.  I am not formally trained although I was taught by some of the best; the women and men in my family that have … [Read more...]

The Last Days of Summer

The end of summer…a day that sadly arrives each year.  Yet, autumn always has its promises….. pumpkins, red leaves, goblins, and turkey.  But before that last day of summer arrived, my husband, son, and I, along with two other families, decided to have one last day in the sun.  We choose New … [Read more...]

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...]