Propane Vs. Charcoal

I was sad to discover that grilling with propane is healthier than grilling with charcoal.  We have recently rediscovered our love for good old briquettes and the flavor they give food when cooking over them.  So alas, it is time to shop for a new propane unit, as our old one has died from excessive […]

Recipe of the Month: Artichoke Linguine

This is one of my absolute favorite pastas.  I love any dish that gives me the chance to have artichokes! 1 9 oz. Package frozen artichoke quarters 4 tbsp. Olive oil, extra virgin 4 oz. Sliced mushrooms 6 large cloves garlic, crushed or minced 1 med. Shallot, minced 2 cups heavy cream 1 lb. Fresh […]

Recipe of the Month: Broccoli Mac and Cheese Gratin

This is SOOO yummy and comforting, even the kids loved it. Broccoli Mac and Cheese Gratin 4 cups uncooked medium seashell pasta (about 12 ounces) 6 cups broccoli florets (about 1 pound) 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/3 cup finely chopped onion 3 3/4 cups 1% low-fat milk, divided 1/3 cup […]

Sunday Outing: USS Hornet

As you know, we have 3 boys, and most of our outings are aimed at their enjoyment.  On the 4th of July we took a much anticipated trip out to Alameda to visit the USS Hornet. There was live music, food and games for the kids, as well as a flight simulator ride and a tour below deck.  The […]

James’ Secret Spot: Fernwood Resort

We have the problem as restaurant owners of having a difficult time disengaging and turning it off, so to speak.  It is virtually impossible for us to take a day off during the week, and any day that we take “off”, if we are in town, we inevitably end up coming in to the café, […]