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West African Peanut Stew

Several of our close friends have become vegetarians for health reasons so the get-togethers around our table include dishes to satisfy both meat eaters and vegetarians alike!  Dayton has been doing an extensive amount of research regarding vegetarian cooking in regards to techniques, seasoning possibilities and vegetable and produce combinations and, as a result, created an absolutely delicious variation […]

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Annie-Mae’s Vegetable Pie

Annie-Mae DeBresson, the French chef from whom Dayton took several cooking classes at her home above the gourmet ghetto in Berkeley in the 70’s is the inspiration for this indescribably delicious and satisfying vegetable pie which graced our dinner table last night.  It was so tasty that I’m looking forward to left-overs this evening!  It […]

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Risotto With Butternut Squash Croutons

Inspiration in the kitchen comes to us in a variety of ways, and this risotto dish definitely proves that fact to be true!  The challenge for the creation of this delicious dish was presented to us by our dear friend Fran from southern California when she wrote asking if we had any new ideas for the […]

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Ratatouille…!

Autumn in the San Francisco Bay Area is a truly spectacular time of the year!  Nostalgic memories take me back to the glorious Indian summer days I savored and treasured during my youth as a farm boy in southern Minnesota.  During that brief season I  always felt as if I were being warmly kissed by the sun […]

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