Tag: produce

When Life Gives You Meyer Lemons….

When Life Gives You Meyer Lemons….

……Rejoice! The Meyer lemon was introduced to the US from China in 1908. It is named after the agricultural explorer that gathered a clipping of what is thought to be a cross between a regular lemon and an orange tree. How are they different from […]

A Warm Winter Tartine

A Warm Winter Tartine

Just because we take some time off the ‘kitchen’ clock in the winter, doesn’t mean we still don’t want tasty snacks at home. And…, it really doesn’t get any easier, or more satisfying than this. Follow along, thank us after. Start with a good loaf […]

ALMORADUZ – Cocina de Autor

We are fortunate to be in a business that we love and still feel passionate about after all these years. For the millions of people who follow us here, you know we never stop exploring our craft and taking notes to become better cooks. Our annual trip south of the border during the Thanksgiving holiday was no exception. Seeking modern twists on ancient cooking, we spent an evening of discovery at this tiny gem along the Rinconada in Puerto Escondido, Mexico. Below is what we found…

The Tasting Menu for two.

Plus a salad from the entree menu that we just couldn’t resist. Everything being exceptional, this turned out to be the favorite of the night.

And, like we are apt to do often when mixing business and pleasure; we drank our desserts.

 

Wedding Album – A West County Garden in June

Wedding Album – A West County Garden in June

Here at BLC, we feel lucky to have the opportunity to cook for clients on their wedding day.  The enthusiasm & excitement of the wedding planning process is infectious & it inspires us to create menus that are as unique & multi-faceted as the couples […]

Marin Farmers Market in July – Snapshots of What’s Happening

Marin Farmers Market in July – Snapshots of What’s Happening

It’s all happening Thursday mornings in Marin…

Organic Dry Farmed Potatoes from David Little
Pluots from Feather River Farm
Basil and Tomatoes from Payne Farm
Serpent Cucumbers from Payne Farm
A Mountain of Green Beans from Tomatero Farm
A Wall of Rainbow Chard from Tomatero Farm
Squash Blossoms from Star Route Farm in Bolinas
Celtuce from Star Route Farm
Spinach By the Bunch from Star Route Farm
Cypress Flower Farm; Always Well Represented
Red Flame Grapes from Rojas Family Farm in Fresno
Heirloom Tomatoes, Pasture Eggs and Nuts from Full Belly Farm in Yolo County
Sweet Frying Peppers from Full Belly Farm
Baskets of Fruit and Peppers from Front Porch Farm in Healdsburg
Flowers from Front Porch Farm
Chester Blackberries from Sebastopol Berry Farm in Sebastopol, CA
Camp Like a Chef

Camp Like a Chef

The end of June is usually screaming hot in wine country; with temps this year reaching 107+ inland just last week… Heat like that means it’s time to figure out how to get away and cool down on the coast. The redwoods, the fern canyons, […]

It’s Always a Good Time for Chili

It’s Always a Good Time for Chili

Just because winter is over doesn’t mean a killer bowl of spicy beef and beans is out of the question. In fact, the Great Petaluma Chili Cook-Off this year is right around the corner (May 6). Here is a recipe for one of our very favorite versions […]

Morro Bay Farmers Market, Morro Bay, Ca: Snapshot of What’s Happening

Morro Bay Farmers Market, Morro Bay, Ca: Snapshot of What’s Happening

This funky, little, central-coast town’s market is slim on produce stalls and rife with Kooky arts and crafts; but, what it lacks in organic, chef notable ingredients, it makes up for with heart and soul.

As you might expect, flowers, succulents and jewelry are everywhere; mix in the smell of fresh kettle korn and smoked sausage, kids with balloons and a few buzzed fisherman, and you got two very entertaining blocks to walk.

Right Off Main St.
Just Above the Bay
This Guy Knows His Biz
And His Biz is Succulents
This Woman Sells what She Grows – Don’t Break-Up the Ginger
Central Coast Meats
Dog Treats are BIG Biz
Flowers
More Flowers
Central Coast Carrots
Central Coast Cauliflower
Central Coast Jewelry
Succulents
More Succulents
Checking out the Scenery
Happy New Year from Christopher & Ciara Greenwald

Happy New Year from Christopher & Ciara Greenwald

  2016 was a crazy busy year for Bay Laurel Culinary. After months of planning and a full-scale construction project, we finally moved into our brand new customized kitchen space. From there, we started to build the foundation to expand our business,  adding to-go and delivery menu […]