Welcome!

 

I love where I live. With Sonoma’s breathtaking beauty among her rolling hills, picturesque vineyards, and the close-knit community I am blessed to call home, it's easy to say I love what I do. As a real estate professional and food writer, Sonoma Dish endeavors to share with you my enthusiasm for living the wine country lifestyle.

 

Enjoy!

Simple Roast Turkey

Simple Roast Turkey Serves 8 1 10-12 pound whole turkey salt and freshly ground black pepper halved lemon quartered onion fresh thyme...

Order That Turkey, Stat!

If Thanksgiving won’t feel like a holiday to you without a turkey, you’d best get on sourcing the bird asap. Last year, during the...

Plank Cooking

Cooking food outdoors over an open flame is the oldest form of food preparation known to man. The caveman was using fire out of...

Pumpkin Spice Latte

The iconic seasonal treat prepared at home with just pennies on the dollar. And pure deliciousness without the artificial flavors and...

The Perils of Pumpkin Spice

Your pumpkin spice latte addiction may be preventing you from home ownership. Like the Millennials with their daily dependence on avocado...

Fried green Tomatoes

Serve up with a bold dash of hot sauce and buttermilk dressing alongside. Fried Green Tomatoes Serves 4 1 cup buttermilk 1 teaspoon...

Fried Green Tomatoes

Mike’s tomato plants are in and growing quite nicely, especially the cherry and pear varieties. Hopefully this year’s crop will continue...

Perfectly Grilled Steak

Perfectly Grilled Steak Serves 4 4 1 ½ inch thick boneless New York strip steaks (about 12 ounces each) 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive...

How To Grill A Steak Perfectly Every Time

Cooking food outdoors over an open flame is the oldest form of food preparation known to man. Today, grilling is arguably one of the most...

It Might As Well Be Spring

As the first daffodils push their way through the cool earth it’s a sure sign that spring has sprung. Just as tender asparagus comes to...

Carrot Ginger Soup

Carrot Ginger Soup Serves 4 to 6 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 small onion, finely chopped 3 tablespoons freshly grated ginger 2 pounds...

Fresh Dungeness Crab

Finally! Fresh Dungeness crab has arrived! A distinct culinary highlight to a Northern California winter, the Dungeness crab with its...

Savory Bread Pudding

Savory Bread Pudding Serves 6 8 leftover dinner rolls, torn into 2-inch pieces or 4 cups bread stuffing 12 ounces roast turkey, shredded...

The Remains of the Day

Some things are unavoidable: death, taxes, and Thanksgiving leftovers. With the absence of spectacular parades, exciting football games...

Brandied Fruitcake

Brandied Fruitcake Makes 2 cakes butter for pans 2 cups all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground...

In Defense of Fruitcake

When’s the last time you saw a fruitcake? Or had the occasion to imbibe? It’s got a bad rap, this much maligned treat. I’m not sure when...

Caramelized Roasted Root Vegetables

Caramelized Roasted Root Vegetables Serves 6 carrots, parsnips, celery root, turnips, rutabaga, onions 12 garlic cloves, peeled ¼ cup...