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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.

 

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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...

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

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

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...

Fresh Dungeness Crab

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

The Remains of the Day

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

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...

Winter Root Vegetables

They’re not the prettiest produce in the bin but they’re beautiful inside, flavor-wise. Those gnarly, knobby root vegetables, the...

A Ghoulish Affair

Gratefully, rushes of crisp air, cool mornings, and chilly evenings are signaling a change in the season. With the traditional...

The Secret To the Best Beef Burgers

The carnivore in all of us loves the aroma of beef burgers on the grill. Widely hailed as America’s favorite food, the tastiest hamburger...

How To Make Fresh Mozzarella In 30 Minutes

This is down right dangerous. Knowing how to make fresh mozzarella in less than thirty minutes is a dangerous thing. Knowing at any...

Trader Joe’s Frozen Cauliflower Gnocchi

Before the novel coronavirus had us hoarding toilet paper, we were stockpiling Trader Joe’s frozen cauliflower gnocchi. Those in the know...

Heavenly Peaches

I recently sold a house where the seller was emphatic that the buyers provide the utmost care to the prolific peach tree in the backyard...