Scrambled Egg Stack with Hash of Chanterelle Mushrooms, Sweet Potato, Onions, and Kale Recipe - Sweet Potato and Chanterelle Mushroom Hash with Scrambled Egg Stack of Goat Cheese and Sauteed Chanterelles - Square

Charlie Trotter died this morning. Suddenly, unexpectedly, and much, much younger than the age my husband is now. (shudder) Mr. Trotter is one of my culinary heroes, and I was very much hoping to meet him someday. [In brighter news, our White Silkie laid her first eggs this week.] You see, Charlie Trotter never went […]

King Crab and Asparagus Omelet with Hollandaise, Chevre and Dill Crab and Asparagus Omelet

In my 20s, I had a mentor whose mantra was find your bliss. You want me to find my bliss? Yeah… sure, ok. I’ll do that… right after I return some phone calls and finish my staff report. Too busy chasing rainbows, I never knew what he meant. Now, I know. While pouring me a […]

Toad in the Hole | Sunday Shout-Out: A Communal Table

Another weekend breakfast at the RGB... Toad in the Hole with fresh cantaloupe.

Is it terrible to admit I love my “internet” friends as much as my “traditional” friends? Or that I adore that the internet has connected me with so many wonderful people that I otherwise would not have an opportunity to befriend? Happy sigh. Earlier this summer, I tweeted about spending an afternoon at the RenWes kitchen showroom in Lake […]

Tempura Fried Squash Blossoms | Another Weekend Experiment at the RGB

Our Saturday afternoon experiment; fried zucchini blossoms.

We’ve haven’t shared with you our non-edible garden photos in awhile, so here is a recent favorite:   This morning, we hit up the Irvine Farmers’ Market specifically to pick-up some hummus and pita from the guys at the Baba Foods stand for a Greek-themed dinner event tonight.   You mean we’re not making anything fancy […]

World Cup Brunch | Goat Cheese and Chive Scramble with Blueberry Peach Salad


When it’s 11 AM on a Sunday and your loved one is 1) wearing yesterday’s shorts, 2) hasn’t budged from the couch and 3) declares today is “World Cup Day,” you make nice and fix him breakfast. There was one minor issue: I was craving my runny morning egg, and Mr. RGBistro doesn’t do runny […]

Arugula and Strawberry Salad with Spiced Walnuts, Goat Cheese and Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing | Foraging in the Backyard and Strawberry Salad

In France, people hunt for truffles. Up north, they’re lookin’ for morels. At the RGB, we’re scoutin’ for arugula. Arugula? Arugula. Last spring, while weeding in the backyard, Mr. RGBistro sniffed the air and declared that he had smelled arugula. Turns out – we have wild arugula growing between the rocks in the lower part […]