Farm to Table

Our family has always enjoyed creating and sharing meals fresh from our garden, sharing  gardening tips, and highlighting our favorite ideas from Wine Country. This Farm to Table page allows us to share some of our favorite things with you! Whether it’s romanesco in the middle of January or juicy heirloom tomatoes in late August, the garden dictates what’s on our dinner table. Jackie works yearlong to ensure that the garden produces an ample variety of crops, many of which she starts from seed. The garden’s excess bounty is often shared with friends and the local AIDS Food Bank, Food For Thought.

Hoisin and Ginger Lettuce Wraps

Flavorful stir-fried pork, and green onion are rolled into a lettuce wrap with all the fixings — hoisin and chili, shredded carrots and cilantro.

Winter Green and Citrus Salad

There is perhaps nothing more splendid about a California winter than citrus — from grapefruit to cara cara oranges to that last crop of meyer lemons. Enjoy our citrus salad with winter greens.

Homemade Chocolate Truffles

Attending a New Year’s Eve party and can’t figure out what to make for a delicious and quick dessert? We have you covered. Homemade chocolate truffles melt in your mouth, and can be customized with nuts, coconut or other coatings. It’s simple, we promise.

Curried Butternut Squash Soup with Bacon and Bourbon

Feeling chilly this winter? Nothing beats the cold like our Curried Butternut Squash Soup with Bacon and Bourbon! Take your taste buds on a holiday with fragrant sage, squash and just a touch of bourbon.

New England Whoopie Pies with Local Cream

In honor of our New England Thanksgiving — we are visiting Josh, Whitney and Marika on the East Coast this year — we are sharing a favorite recipe for whoopie pies. A New England tradition, whoopie pies are cake-like cookies frosted with a pillow of sweet buttercream. Made with fresh local cream, these are a wonderful holiday treat!

Asian Pear Salad

Summer is the perfect time for asian pears. The fruit has a high water content and a crisp, grainy texture, noticeably different from more buttery European pear varieties. Combined with cucumber, a bit of fresh ginger, and a kick of jalapeno, this asian pear salad hits notes of sweet, spicy and earthy. Just the way to celebrate the end of summer.

Putanesca Sauce

In late summer, I look forward to harvesting the last of our apples and planting rustic winter vegetables. Perhaps my favorite fruit of the season is our heirloom Cuore di Toro tomatoes, so that I can make our family’s favorite Putanesca sauce.