Fall Cocktail: Pear & Cranberry Sparkler

Fall Cocktail: Pear & Cranberry Sparkler

The end of peach season means saying goodbye to Bellinis and hello to another sparkling cocktail. We were desperate for a new sparkling cocktail to serve at brunch and holiday soirees but apples just wouldn’t do. With pears coming into season we grabbed pear nectar and our favorite sparkling Italian dessert wine and voila—a sparkling [...]

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Kale

Recipe of the Week: Kale Salad with Spicy Lemon Dressing

A grrl’s gotta eat her greens and we can’t think of a better way to get them down than to add a hit of freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano. The combination of the lemony dressing and slightly nutty cheese with the crunch of almonds is sublime and will turn even the most reluctant kale eater into a [...]

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Zucchini

End of Summer Recipe: Zucchini Pancakes

Fall is finally arriving in Northern California but we’ve got the last of the summer zucchini. What to do with the last of those squash? Don’t complain about all that squash – if you’re sick of sauteing them then eat them the Grrl way: in pancakes.

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YesChef

On the Bookshelf: What We’re Reading Fall 2012

These are a few books we’re drooling over (and cooking from) this month:

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JuliaChild

Happy Birthday, Julia Child!

Julia Child would have been 100 years old today, and in tribute to this amazing cook and foodie we are running our favorite recipe (her sublime Mousseline au Chocolat, or Chocolate Mousse), perfect for a hot summer’s night.

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