Farmer’s Market Challenge: Round Two


Some say you can have too much of a good thing, well the Piacere Farmer’s Market Challenge isn’t one of them. I could easily go each Thursday with new and exciting foodie finds for Chef Miriam to transform into a multi-course meal fit for a king.

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Barrel Tasting at Ridge Vineyards


Yesterday I was lucky enough to be invited to a barrel tasting at Ridge Vineyards in Cupertino, California. Ridge is located near the top of Monte Bello Ridge up in the Santa Cruz Mountains – thus the current name of the winery, Ridge, and the name of their most special wine, Monte Bello. It was started in 1885 and made its first vintage in 1892 under the Monte Bello Winery label.

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