Our Personal Chef Blog

Discover interesting stories on wide-ranging topics including herb & vegetable gardens, the jam making process, recipe creation, and food styling.

 

What Does a Personal Chef Cost?

What Does a Personal Chef Cost?

"Fresh healthy meals that exactly fit our tastes and dietary needs - sounds perfect. But I'm sure we can't afford a personal chef." We hear this all the time, yet many of our clients tells us what a tremendous value their personal chef provides. Quality, professional...

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Easy Healthy Meals Every Day

Easy Healthy Meals Every Day

Ever had a day when all you wanted was just easy healthy meals to eat and instead it looks like this? You get to work, and before you’ve had your first cup of coffee, you have a fire to put out. Then it’s one crisis after another without a decent break for a relaxing...

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10 Reasons to Hire a Personal Chef

10 Reasons to Hire a Personal Chef

Does this scenario sound like you? You’re a working professional with 2 kids and not much time to think about putting healthy meals on the table. You’re dealing with the hectic daily activities of getting the kids fed and out the door. You had good intentions of...

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Origins of Decorated Easter Eggs

Origins of Decorated Easter Eggs

Origins of Decorated Easter Eggs Easter is a special time of year where many celebrate all its joyous spring festivities and the Easter egg rules! The egg has been the symbol of fertility and rebirth for centuries. In fact, the art of decorating eggs goes back to the...

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Harvest Time!  Cooking with Wine!

Harvest Time! Cooking with Wine!

As I stand at the stove sipping my favorite old vine zinfandel, it occurs to me that the only thing better than enjoying a glass of wine might be the aroma that comes from a delectable dish prepared with it! This is an all-time standout recipe and one that I have prepared over and over again without fail!  Its simplicity is only rivaled by its incredible tenderness and wonderful aroma while it bakes for hours

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2011 USPCA CONFERENCE – ORLANDO, FL

2011 USPCA CONFERENCE – ORLANDO, FL

Earlier this month Elizabeth Bourget, Kara Lee Falcon and Garbo attended the 20th annual USPCA Conference in Orlando, FL. The classes I attended were quite good. I particularly enjoyed the Food and Wine Pairing Classes and the Food Photography and Styling class taught...

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Another Visit to C.J.Olson Cherries

Another Visit to C.J.Olson Cherries

Last month Elizabeth Bourget invited the Chapter to another visit to C.J Olson’s orchards. This time we experienced the Apricot harvest. It was beautiful. What follows is a photo essay or our lovely day together with Deborah Olson. This final shot sums up the unique...

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Zucchini – End of Summer Bounty!

Zucchini – End of Summer Bounty!

Summer abundance In the summer garden, zucchini is the gift that keeps on giving!  Plant it once and watch it take off!  As a child, my parents converted the back half of our large backyard to a garden.  They composted, tilled and...

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A Visit to C.J.Olson Cherries

A Visit to C.J.Olson Cherries

Wow! What a wonderful trip to this icon of fruit farms in Sunnyvale, California! A group of us visited C.J.Olson Cherries www.cjolsoncherries.com for a tour of their orchard and retail store. We were joined by Kellie an employee of Martha Stewart who has recently...

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