We should eat salmon at least once a week. But if you do so you must eat only wild caught fish.Never farm raised. I love Terri’s Popa ” Alaska’s Nature’s Seafoods” fish and seafood. You can find her and her family selling the best fish from Alaska at Temecula Farmer’s Market [...]
For the last few weeks I have been in heaven when visiting my local So-Cal Farmers Market in Temecula. The fruits stands are loaded with colorful, juicy, delicate summer fruits that I love. I almost is waiting for a whole year to arrive to devour full of flavors apricots, plums, cherries, peaches, nectarines… but [...]
For years my sister who lives in Paris, France has been raving about fresh fava beans. On my side I knew only the dried ones and never tasted fresh ones. So I was very happy to see that Rays Ranch ( Temecula Farmer’s Market) was selling some fresh ones last Wednesday. I thought it will [...]
A few weeks ago my husband and myself craved for a real French Bistro Style meal and since there is no French Restaurant in the area (the best is located in Newport Beach, CA Chez Pascal) I decided to cook a very easy, fast delicious French meal for my family. I know that nothing [...]
Last May, Lauren joined my intimate hands-on Cooking Class : “From Market to your plate”. She e-mailed me because she wanted to join my Provence cooking class (held in Murrieta that was unfortunately canceled). In fact, in her e-mail she told me that learned about me and my cooking classes from a Vendor (Jerry who sells amazing kumquats and avocados at [...]
Lake Tahoe, CA is an absolute gem. Everything is fresh, clear and clean there: the air, the water… If you want to cleanse yourself this is the perfect place for Yoga, Swimming ( cold water), hiking, biking, kayaking, horse riding, walking, camping. Not too many tourists. Great Campgrounds. Lovely sceneries. Great weather in Summer during [...]
This is the first time I find at my local Farmer’s Market some fresh rhubarb, and since the Californian strawberries are still in season, so sweet and yummy, I knew that I will make some Rhubarb-Strawberry Marmelade at home.
At home, we love homemade Jam, Preserve and Marmelade. Right now my daughter eats all my last Summer [...]
A friend told me once that Southern California reminds her Morocco ( North Africa), same climate, same decor, like in Marroco we have fresh dates, olive oil, wine, avocado, almonds….really similar. I like to think I am living in Morocco.
Again savors, smells , scents can transport your senses far away. This is what [...]
After a terrible and exhausting week, with non-stop heavy rain, flooding and roads closed it was hard to imagine, I will be able to conduct the “From Farmer to table: Farmer tour and Organic Cooking class” at Mary Phillips Senior Center Temecula. Because the class was sold-out within a few weeks, I was determine to conduct [...]