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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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Cioppino

The stew, without the fresh seafood, can be made a day ahead. Bring to a simmer before adding the seafood when ready to serve. Don’t...

Looking Ahead To the 2019 Housing Market

The year 2019 is here. If 2018 taught us anything, we know to expect change in the new year. With mounting affordability concerns,...

Establishing Your Home Buying Budget

Be Aware of the Hidden Costs of Home Ownership The cost of buying a house isn’t just the down payment and the remittance of the monthly...

Brandied Fruitcake

An intensely sweet yet spicy cake. You’ll find the candied fruit and citron in the produce section. However, I’ve found the top quality...

Loved or Loathed – In Defense of Fruitcake

What’s not to love? Before you protest, you must taste the poor thing. The poor fruitcake, that is. It’s gotten a bad rap, this much...

Fresh Crab and Avocado Salad with Pancetta

The sublime flavors of this salad perfectly accentuate the sweet and delicate flavors of the fresh crab. Serve with a crisp Sauvignon...

Let’s Talk Turkey

You’d think we’ve never done it before. It’s Thanksgiving and we all go into a tizzy about cooking the bird. But it wouldn’t be...

Winter Squash for Fall

Don’t miss out on one of nature’s more unique tastes. A very flavorful source of complex carbohydrates and fiber, squash is super-rich...

Winter Squash for Fall

I didn’t grow up in a log cabin but I was raised in Montana. Avocados and Dry Jack cheese were not found at the corner store. During a...

Avocado Toast with Lemon

One would think you don’t need a recipe to make avocado toast (you don’t), but I must say there is an art to achieving both its...

How Avocado Toast Broke the Internet

By all accounts, a certain generational group is obsessed. With avocado toast, that is. Healthy for you, slightly indulgent, an oh-so...

Protecting Your Pet In A Fire Emergency

Being prepared is the best defense in a fire emergency. From making sure your precious pet is properly tagged to having a pet emergency...

Sonoma Summer Fruit Desserts

We tease people when they start licking their plates—it’s that good. Do not omit the raspberry liquor as it is key to developing layers...

Sonoma Summer Fruit Desserts

Buckles, slumps, grunts, a dowdy pan and some long lost lady named Betty have somehow worked their way into the lexicon of summer...

Avocado Toast

There is no denying it, it is delicious. It’s healthy, hip, and yet ever so slightly indulgent. And for those millennials, it’s so...