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CRAZY HALLOWEEN COCKTAIL RECIPE

Posted October 25th, 2010 by Chef_jenn with 2 Comments

This Halloween, don’t limit yourself to a costume and some candy. Treat your friends and family to a hauntingly good cocktail party. With Halloween fast approaching, I thought that there would be no better time than the present to share one of ...

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Butternut Squash Soup from Suzie’s Farm Butternut Squash

Posted October 21st, 2010 by Chef_jenn with 1 Comment

I spent this morning unlocking the mysteries of Suzie’s Farms CSA box to a group of wonderful students and I thought with this gloomy weather I would share the recipe with you; as this velvety smooth soup will help to warm you ...

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Chambord Candy Apple Martini

Posted October 15th, 2010 by Chef_jenn with No Comments

I wish I could take credit for this, but I found this on the net today and had to share.The leaves are beginning to change! That means it’s time to relax with friends and sip a sweet Chambord Candy Apple Martini. How ...

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Fish Tacos

Posted September 16th, 2010 by Chef_jenn with No Comments

Last night was supposed to be my second night of “Cooking For Foodies” cooking class, but there was a gas leak and class was canceled. I returned as much of the food as I could, but I was stuck with 18 portions of ...

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Recipes from the San Marcos Farmers Market Orange Walnut Coffee Cake with Brown Sugar Plum Sauce

Posted August 21st, 2010 by Chef_jenn with 2 Comments

Wanted to share a recipe from my recent cooking demonstration at the San Marcos Farmers Market. As it contains the oh so seasonal plums; lets call it the ingredient of the month as well.
Orange Walnut Coffee Cake with Brown Sugar Plum Sauce
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What are you pickling?

Posted August 13th, 2010 by Chef_jenn with No Comments

Tis the season for jamming, preserving and pickling. It is not for grandmas any more, you to can find a way to put your own stamp on pickles. This is a recipe for a good starter. The simple Dill Cucumber pickle. But ...

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Grilled Stone Fruit Sundae~ From Alchemy of the Hearth "Whats Local and Fresh Cooking Class

Posted June 24th, 2010 by Chef_jenn with No Comments

With all of the great stone fruits in season right now I though I would share with you a recipe from my recent cooking class (at Alchemy of the Hearth in San Marcos). This is a super simple way to make use ...

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A note from student…plus a recipes

Posted June 1st, 2010 by Chef_jenn with No Comments

Hi Jenn,
I tripled your fried vegetable dumplings recipe for hors d’oevuers to serve 12 and cooked them 2 hrs. ahead of our guests’ arrival as you advised. Not a dumpling was left. I have cooked them for family to be eaten immediately ...

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The “Super Green” List: the healthiest choices off the Monterey Bay Aquarium sustainable seafood list…with a recipe for Grainy Mustard Crusted Salmon

Posted May 6th, 2010 by Chef_jenn with No Comments

The “Super Green“ list highlights products that are currently on the Seafood Watch “Best Choices” (green) list, are low in contaminants and are good sources of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids.
The Best of the Best: January 2010 (from Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch ...

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Happy Cinco de Mayo…Enchiladas with Homemade chiplotle red sauce

Posted May 5th, 2010 by Chef_jenn with No Comments

New Mexican chile pepper pods have a pungent, earthy flavor, and slightly sweet flavor…. which you might find quite addicting. These chiles are also known as California or Anaheim peppers, before they are dried. These are the chiles that I prefer for ...

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