California Fig Fest Blog-Hop | Black Mission Fig Jam with Orange Blossom Honey and Meyer Lemon Zest

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For those of you that read about our special announcement in the last blog post, thank you. Thank you for being here, reading along, and following our journey. I still can’t believe this may be happening. We’re still waiting to see if the deal is a go from the owner’s end; we’ll know more in the weeks… 

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Entertaining at Home | Feta Cheese Spread with Fresh Garden Herbs

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Five years ago, if my college roommate (and bestie) Meg, told me she was moving to Jupiter, I would have rallied 40 of our closest friends, wrangled them into a bistro, and shut the place down. We’d drink, we’d eat, we’d be merry. And at the end of the evening, we’d be scrounging for ones… 

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Date Nite to Ecco Pizza | San Marzano Lamb Stew with Meyer Lemon Risotto

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Date Nite. Every. Friday. Night. And can I make a confession?! It still gives me butterflies. Because last week was cold and stormy, Mr. RGBistro made a request to go someplace cozy. (Can you see why I love this man?!) We were about to head down to Britta’s Café (our usual haunt) when I suggested… 

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Mandarin, Meyer Lemon and Balsamic Glazed Duck Breasts

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In Spring of ’09, Mr. RGBistro and I snuck out of the country and had a little rendezvous in the South of France. Maybe it was the thrill of being in a new relationship, or the fact that we were in. the. South. of. France… but regardless, that trip was magical from beginning to end…. 

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Meyer Lemon Scones with Dried Cranberries and Blueberries

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This weekend was the first we’d been at home in awhile. So of course, Saturday morning’s refrigerator contents were mostly empty. We still had good eggs and cream. No yogurt, no bread, no orange juice, no fresh blueberries…  Ah, but we did have them dried. And we had a package of dried cranberries, too. And… 

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Blueberry Buckle | Smith Bites

A good hearty breakfast, to cure the cold. :-)

I turn into a whiny !@#$ when I get sick. Somehow, I’m also more productive. Between sniffling and sneezing on Saturday, I made a pot of chicken stock (and saved the fat for a batch of flaxseed dog biscuits), harvested and roasted about 5 lbs. of garden tomatoes, made a batch of tomato soup, roasted… 

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First Impressions | Summer Skillet Chicken Marsala

A half serving is still plenty for dinner.

I knew I’d marry Mr. RGBistro before we were even dating. A couple of years ago we had arranged to spend a mid-week evening together. We’d been bragging about our home-cook skills and decided it was time to flex them. Mr. RGB volunteered his bachelor kitchen, which I accepted because it seemed a lot better… 

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Barefoot Contessas’s Blueberry Streusel Muffins

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Update from March 20, 2013: It’s finally spring, and the weather is beautiful! And the ranunculus out back is in full bloom, so I’m updating muffin photos for your personal enjoyment. [K] Original post from June 27, 2010: Dear Migraine, you’re on your fourth day. Would you please go away and leave me alone? Ugh…. 

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Dutch Babies with Backyard Meyer Lemons

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What cereal was introduced in 1963? (Answer below in Mr. RGBistro’s crossword puzzle.) I really hope your Saturday morning routine is a little like ours; sleeping in, snuggling with the dog and steaming lattes… Breakfast also comes with a garden view, a crossword puzzle and morning fetch with Britta the Weimaraner.  – Our garden strawberries… 

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