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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]