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Kitchen Talk

Turn up the heat on home cooking

A reason to pick up spring veggies this weekend

     This is a terrific time of year to shop at the farmers market for tender, spring veggies like leeks and carrots, peas and asparagus. But sometimes we need an extra push, such as this simple recipe for Braised Spring Vegetables from  Kay Baumhefner, a former chef at Della Fattoria Café  in Petaluma.     Recently Kay shifted the focus of her cooking school, Come Home to Cooking,  from classes in her home to personalized cooking consultations over the phone. The classes are on… Read More »

Comfort food on the cheap from the “Brokeass Gourmet”

Are you feeling a little short on cash this week?  Yes, the deadline for filing those pesky tax forms is looming,  which means that most of us are tightening our belts and looking for relief in the form of cheap, comfort food. For some fresh ideas, check out Santa Rosa native Gabi Moskowitz ‘s  popular food blog,  brokeassgourmet.com,   The former kindergarten teacher started the food blog as a way to educate her thirtysomething peers about eating well on a budget… Read More »