Broccoli and Cheese Galette – A Fancy Favorite

This last weekend we finally had at least half of a whole weekend to ourselves that didn’t involve any prepping for shoots, friend-dinner obligations or family get-togethers. Gosh, it was so nice to have an obligation free day to wake up late, be totally lazy, and work in the garden. It’s days like these that we realize how…

What’s it like to eat at Tsukiji outer market? A Video for you to taste.

Hello from gorgeous Tokyo! We’re here for a week on a feasting adventure and cultural photo project thanks to a wonderful collaboration with All Nippon Airways (ANA). We shared our inspired recipe for this trip a few days ago. You can read about it here. We’ve made the most of our 3 full days here so…

Fluffy Japanese Cotton Cheesecake and a Tokyo Feasting Trip

Funny how when you think or visualize of something you want, it happens. Stay focused and consumed with making things happen, it’ll become a reality. During the holidays we were talking about the “gut” feeling of going on a trip in early 2015. We were craving an international trip AND wanting to explore a new…

Cream Puffs with Fluffy Creamy Meyer Lemon Curd

It’s this time of year that we’re raining citrus in Southern California. Over the course of our gardening journey, we’ve become a little greedy. Call us hoarding if you wish, but what ever the confession is, we’ve always been obsessed with citrus, especially meyer lemons. Since we started planting our garden in 2002, we’ve collected…

Chopped Roasted Beet Salad with Feta and Lemon Zest Vinaigrette

The rain has been such a welcome treat over the last few weeks. Our garden suffered the consequences of drought over the last few years but today, all the fruit trees are soaking up every drop of welcome rain. The citrus are glistening with a fantastic wash of water from the sky, the seedlings are ready…

Healthy Zucchini Noodle Chow Mein with Pork

The last two weeks have been so calm. All our deadlines and client campaigns were finished and delivered before Christmas, which always feels so great to click that last “send” button.  We made time over our break to catch up to all things needed: sharing meals with old friends, spending time with family from afar, sleeping-in,…

Baked Butternut Squash Crumble-Casserole Recipe

Back by reader request, here’s our classic butternut squash crumble recipe with new images and updated technique. It’s a holiday reader favorite since 2010 and also shared in our Bountiful Cookbook. Great as a side dish or vegetarian entree, you can adapt it with sausage or ground meat for a meat-lovers version. Enjoy and Happy…

Roast Spaghetti Squash with Sausage (or Meat) Tomato Sauce

For Thanksgiving last week we were visiting family in Eastern Oregon and there was a brief period that we were in minus 6 degree F weather. Brrr. -6 degrees F? That’s what we said, especially for us Southern California folk that live in 80 degree Winters. When visiting cold weather, it’s dishes like oven roasted…

For the Love of Brussels Sprouts: Recipes for Holiday and Everyday

It’s hard not to find a bushel of brussels sprouts somewhere in our fridge during this time of year. Lucky enough to be living in a area that nurtures fruits and vegetables year round, the rest of the year we’ll score a bag every few weeks at the farmers markets. Because we’re so spoiled by mild…