For the Love of Pumpkin

Fall is upon us and that means it’s time for all things pumpkin.  This weekend as I strolled through the grocery store pumpkin flavored goodies filled the aisles.  Pumpkin cream cheese, pumpkin cereal, pumpkin scones, pumpkin butter, pumpkin ravioli – you name it! So I thought I would repost one of my favorite Autumn-inspired baked…

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Peter B’s Brews & Bites Contest

And the Winner Is…IPA Braised Carnitas Over Polenta Cakes by Camilla Mann Peter B’s Brews & Bites Contest During the month of July Peter B’s Brewpub held one of the coolest contests around town! Rookie chef’s where challenged to design an original recipe for an appetizer incorporating one of the brewpub’s original craft beers. Three…

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Chef’s Summer Recipe

Summer food can mean many things for many people. For some, it’s a simple sandwich thrown into a backpack before rushing off to the beach. For others, it’s a taste-a-pallooza of barbecued meats and other seasonal traditional treats. And then there are those that enjoy something light and cool to beat the heat. The trick,…

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Enjoy Locally Sourced Ingredients at Jacks Restaurant

Jacks Restaurant & Lounge inside the Portola Hotel & Spa has recently raised the bar with an interior and menu upgrade from Executive Chef, Jason Giles. Before dinner or after checking in to your room, take a moment to relax in their cozy and comfortable lounge. With a crackling fire and thick comfortable leather chairs,…

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