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!

Green Juice

Move over Wheaties, there’s a new champ in town. Green Juice is the new breakfast of champions. It took me awhile but I finally drank the...

Pizza on the Grill

The classic summer ingredients come together in pizza perfection. I like to slice the tomatoes fairly thick, about a quarter-inch, so...

Pizza On The Grill

Cooking pizza on the grill. It’s unconventional but it works. Pizza is arguably the most beloved “American” food and grilling our most...

What To Expect At Your Signing Appointment

Your escrow closing date is coming up and there is one more important appointment necessary before closing. This portion of the...

Watermelon Salad & Salsa

Just like the tomato, this fruit marries beautifully with savory flavors. It's a classic to combine the distinct flavor of watermelon...

Food, Fun, and Fireworks

It’s not just any ol’ parade, it’s our parade. Antique tractors, floats, and firetrucks circle the Plaza kicking off America’s birthday...

Radishes and Rattlesnakes

It’s customary in France to eat freshly picked radishes with salt and sweet butter. The creamy butter tames the bite of the peppery...

Radishes and Rattlesnakes

If you’re a Sonoma gardener, you know the first things to turn up in the spring garden are radishes and rattlesnakes. I love radishes....

Buyer Beware - Wire Fraud Is On the Rise

Wire fraud in on the rise at an alarming rate causing homebuyers to lose millions of dollars every year. It works like this: after...

Rites of Spring

While weekly housekeeping just scratches the surface, a thorough seasonal cleaning can make your home feel like new. Like the eternal...

How to Eat an Artichoke

Steaming is the preferred method of cooking the globe artichoke. A tug on a leaf that comes away cleanly signifies a tender—and properly...

How To Eat An Artichoke

According to iconic San Francisco columnist Herb Caen, “An artichoke is the vegetable for people who love to eat mayonnaise.” Ah, but it...

Asparagus - A Sure Sign of Spring

It’s spring. It’s asparagus. The quintessential expression of an awakening season is the appearance of fresh, snappy asparagus spears....

Upon Taking Ownership

After taking ownership of your new home, there are some important maintenance and safety issues that need to be addressed as soon as...

St. Patty’s Day Celebration Dinner

Tender beef finished with a caramelizing hot-sweet glaze tempers the spiciness with perfection. The horseradish cream sauce complements...

St. Patty’s Day Celebration Dinner

So you think you’re Irish, do you now? It seems everyone joins in celebrating the Irish on what has become a huge international holiday....

The Life of An Escrow PART II

Congratulations! An accepted offer! But you don’t get the keys just yet! An accepted offer on a home is just the first step in the real...

A Good Day for Soup

Mmm’ mmm good. Mmm’ mmm good. Who doesn’t remember that jingle? Although the famous canned soups of our childhood may satisfy in a pinch,...

The Life of An Escrow

Your offer has been accepted. Now what? The accepted offer is just the first step in a real estate transaction. Next step is to open...