Chicken Lyonnaise

Chicken Lyonnaise is a classic French entree that has seen so many variations over the years that what constitutes chicken Lyonnaise is no longer a fixed target. In whatever variation, in our home, this is a favored dish and I always look forward to making it.

5 Tips to Not Screw Up Your BBQ

Summer means barbeque and to me nothing is more BBQ than Fourth of July and Labor Day. Here’s 5 tips you can use to not screw up your barbeque feast. 1) Preheat your gas grill. It’s common knowledge that you have to wait for your charcoal to turn from black to white/red before you start…

Summer Stewed Tomatoes

Stewed summer tomatos are a versatile pantry staple. Made fresh from the garden, enjoy them right away or preserve them for use over the winter to bring something special to any meal and rekindle a memory of the dog days of summer.

Kitchen Design

When we bought our house we didn’t intend on staying as long as we have. Over the years we have renovated and rebuilt parts of the house; the kitchen was one of the first projects we tackled. Unfortunately, the structural consequences of opening our kitchen up to be more contemporary, sharing the living spaces, was…

The Story of Altamont Farms

Living in the San Francisco Bay Area is an urban farm and kitchen that serves a busy house with friends and family. This is how it happened.