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Things to Do in Napa with Kids

California’s wine country is pretty family friendly. Here’s a great list of things to do in Napa with kids, from wine to castles to stone forests! This past year I have spent a lot of time in Northern California, visiting olive groves and stores for my olive oil cookbook. I love, love, LOVE visiting this […]

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Cookbook Tour thru Northern California

Before summer ended, my husband came up with the idea of a road trip. We would drive up to Northern California on a cookbook tour. We would promote and sell the new olive oil cookbook I cowrote with Mary Platis/California Greek Girl, Cooking Techniques and Recipes with Olive Oil. We wanted to visit San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Napa, Sonoma and end […]

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Olive Oil Cooking Class and Demos

  Last week I had tremendous fun teaching an olive oil cooking class with my partner Mary/California Greek Girl. We prepared three recipes: an appetizer, a salad and a dessert. Our participants were knowledgable about extra virgin olive oil, but they all told us that they learned a lot from us. We tasted beautiful extra […]

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What’s Growing in the Garden

The family veggie garden is doing well this summer. We’ve had a few little hiccups like unknown pests and dying tomato plants, but we seem to have reached a turning point.  I planted 7 tomato plants this summer, some cherry sized, some mega huge, ranging in colors of purple, yellow and red. Why so many? […]

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