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.

 

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What You Need To Know About Comps

If you’ve ever been involved in a real estate transaction, you’ve heard the word “comps.” Shorthand for “comparables,” a comparable is a...

Panzanella -Tomato Bread Salad

Originally created to use up day-old bread, you’ll need no excuse to make this hearty salad. Few ingredients marry as well as ripe...

Roasted Tomato and Basil Soup

Roasting the tomatoes creates an enormous deepening of flavor. This perfect summertime soup, it’s equally delicious served cold with a...

The Time Is Ripe

It’s one of life’s simple pleasures, biting into a perfectly ripened tomato. Eaten on the spot and still warm from the sun, a tomato...

Want To Drive Your Realtor Crazy?

Of course not! But if you want to have some fun with them, do this. Look at a property a dozen times but never make an offer. It’s...

Sonoma’s Sensational Strawberries

You know the onset of summer is here when you make the stop at the roadside farm stand in pursuit of just picked strawberries. And oh, so...

How To Prepare Your House For An Earthquake

A new U.S. Geological Survey released the day before the 112th anniversary of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake said in a report called...

Mangoes

Meet Alphonso, Edward, Francis, Haden and Tommy Atkins. Kent and Palmer, too. No, they’re not the Sonoma Stompers squad. These guys are...

Chicken Provencal

Traditionally braised on the stovetop, this version is simple to prepare and so delicious—perfect for buffet-style entertaining. Make...

Green Olive and Walnut Tapenade on Crostini

Tapenade is the Provence region’s answer to butter. Uniquely flavored, this unconventional version using green olives instead black makes...

Culinary Stars: Olives and Olive Oil

Whether you drizzle it over salad greens or sizzle it for a sauté, olive oil is a magical ingredient. And just as delicious straight from...

In-N-Out’s Double-Double, Animal Style

In-N-Out’s Double-Double, Animal Style Serves two 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 tablespoon ketchup 2 teaspoons sweet pickle relish ½...