Tangerines with Pomegranate Seeds and Orange Blossom Water


Sisters. Where one goes, so does the other. It has been a joy to watch our new dog find her way around our home. She does this by shadowing her sister. From the moment they leap out of bed every morning to the moment they’re taking their evening nap, they’re never more than ten feet […]

Tangerine Strawberry Banana Kale Smoothie


There’s something sexy about a man who reads the morning paper, likes his coffee black and pays our bills on-time. So… grown-up. I don’t look like a grown-up… not even close. At the moment, I’m wearing a green shirt with orange tights… and brown boots. And maybe a purple headband. Oh, and my eye shadow […]

Diver Scallops with Caramel-Mandarin and Soy Sauce | Dinner for One

Mt. Tam, the holiest of domestic triple cream cheeses.

At this very moment, Mr. RGBistro on a sailboat with four of his best dudes. On this, their bi-annual sailing trip to Catalina Island, no dudettes are allowed; the boys have a 5-day nag-free hall pass to sleep in, golf all day, banter about sports, scratch their !@#$ and talk like Pirates. Lovingly excluded, I […]

Mandarin, Soy, Ginger and Garlic Chicken | The RGB’s Last Mandarin

RGB Mandarin Chicken

Winters in Southern California are quite glorious. With a mild cool season and plenty of sunshine, we’ve hauled in a lot citrus this year. Sadly, while we’ve had a good run with them (crumb bars, duck breasts and winter salad), we’re down to our very last basket of mandarins. Because we also had chilies and […]

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. […]