Dec. 28, 2012 3:32 pm
Updated: Dec. 29, 2012 6:23 am
Christmas on Cobb was great! It was peaceful, though rainy. While it wasn't a white Christmas, it did snow in between rain showers! It was too wet for the snow to stick but it looked pretty falling with the trees as a backdrop.In preparation for the holiday, I helped Lissa make all sorts of…
Dec. 26, 2012 6:50 pm
Updated: Dec. 30, 2012 6:52 pm
Whew, what a busy time I've had with Lissa in Lake County, CA! Lissa lives in the mountains, and is located about half an hour from the famous Napa County line, though there are plenty of grapes grown in Lake County as well, in addition to pears and walnuts,
amongst other things. When I…
Nov. 9, 2011 7:33 am
Updated: Nov. 13, 2011 8:56 pm
Buongiorno all of my paisans ! Have I got some a couple of quick cooking stories for you. So sit back, grab a hot espresso and some biscotti.It seems that 0% Italian Doug’s 100% Italian wife Anna Maria has really rubbed off on him during their 17 years of marriage. When they first got married…
Talk about a crazy hot sauce
Those eggs were spooky spicy
Downeast Main Pumpkin Bread - MOLTO BENE !
Chef Luigi says Respect The Bird !
Nov. 7, 2011 11:48 am
Updated: Nov. 8, 2011 12:12 pm
Buongiorno ! Buona Sera ! Hey how ya doin ? This isa Chef Luigi coming to you from - *BadaBing* BadadBoom* - the great state of New Jersey. I’ma visiting with Doug Matthews
and hisa very nicea 50% Italian family. Doug is not the 50% Italian himself but he thinks like an Italian ina da kitchen…
Now these are some spicy peppers
I sure am glad the Green Lantern is a good guy
But I didn't break the cookie house !
Apr. 3, 2010 10:57 pm
Updated: Apr. 9, 2010 12:31 am
Today, Chef Gino takes me around the Banks Peninsula, the area outside Christchurch where the Hilltop Café is. Onna the map, the Banks Peninsula (by the way, that’s pronounced “Pen-in-shu-la” in Kiwi-speak!) sorta sticks out like a weird growth on the Eastern coast offa the South Island.
Apr. 1, 2010 10:37 pm
Updated: Apr. 2, 2010 8:41 am
Today is errand day. Mosta the supplies for the Hilltop Café are delivered, but about once a week The Man and/or Good EatNZ drive in to Christchurch to do the banking and pick up odds and ends. Today, they have invited me to go with them. I think they wanna show me off in alla the foodie shops
Mar. 30, 2010 8:17 pm
Updated: Apr. 2, 2010 11:37 am
My first full day inna New Zealand! The view from the Hilltop is Bellisimo! I am up early with a Gino and the jet-lag is gone. The Honey Wheat Rolls I made last night came out perfecto! Gino and I make Banana Muffins and Cheese Scones first thing at 9:00. The resta…
Me! Witha My Freshly Baked Honey Wheat Sandwich Rolls!
Me! with the Popular BLT on Home-Made Bread!
Me! With the Popular Fish and Chips!
Me! Takin' the Chicken & Veggie Pies Outta the Oven!
Mar. 29, 2010 11:25 pm
Updated: Mar. 31, 2010 5:13 pm
These were the first words I heard when I got off the loooong flight from Seattle to Christchurch. It wazza good flight, my seat was very spacious, so I gotta some rest, but don’t getta me started about the airplane food! My AR Hostess, Good EatNZ, she had to work, so I took a limo…
Me! and Gino, He Faint When He See Me!
Me! And Gino Having Coffee on the Deck!
Me! Getting to Know Bessie Cocker! She Loves Me (such a stud-muffin, I am!)
Me! and Cousin Gino Sharing a Beer!
Mar. 23, 2010 1:01 pm
Updated: Mar. 29, 2010 12:03 pm
Hi there Allrecipeeps! I spent my first week of travels here in Seattle, where the food is great, if you love seafood (I do!) and the weather was actually nice! I got to celebrate St. Patricks Day with AllrecipesElizabeth and AllrecipesJen! They were kind enough to share…
Me! At the Pike Place Market
Me! At the Original Starbucks
Me! At Allrecipes, with THE Quilt!
Me! At the creepy Fremont Troll!
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