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Asparagus Vinaigrette - Be sure to eat something green on St. Patrick's Day!

Antipasto
- An Impressive Appetizer just in Time for Superbowl Sunday

Grilled Peaches and Mozzarella Salad - This salad has only four ingredients and it couldn't be simpler.

Summer Pasta Salad - Carl's Killer Confetti Croni – The Salad That Says Summer

Breakfast Bars - Carl Cooks: Breakfast Bars - High In Protein & Deliciousness

Mashed Potato Tacos - Carl Cooks: DIY Mashed Potato Soft Tacos
Cooking with Carl
Food should be fun and making it should be easy enough for the average cook. That's why I've teamed up with The Flirty Gudie to offer step-by-step tutorials in myculinary column "Cooking with Carl".

The Daring Kitchen

2011 Daring Bakers Challenges
- Novice Bakers taking on big challenges on The Daring Kitchen website.
August: Candlicious Temepred Chocolate
May: Marquise on Meringue
April: Edible Container & Maple Mousse
March: Yeasted Meringue Coffee Cake Wreaths
February: Panna Cotta and Cookies
January: Bisquit Joconde Imprime Entremet

Raclette Cheese

2011 Food Tours, Dinners and Adventures

December
Eating in the valley or by-the-sea • Carmel, CA
Our final food tour included stops at the Wagon Wheel Coffee Shop, Corkscrew Café, the Earthbound Farm Stand, La Bicyclette and the Carmel Bakery and Coffee Co.

November
Where to Eat on Fourth Street • Berkeley, CA
We made four stops on Berkeley's beloved shopping and dining district: Bette's Oceanview Diner, The Pasta Shop, O Chamé and Tacubaya.

October
Where to Eat: A Willow Glen Food Tour
We started our day on LIncoln Avenue at the Hay Market, moved next door to Top Nosh Cafe, down the street to Taiwan Restaurant, then back again towards Willow Street to the Willow Glen Frozen Yogurt and Ice Cream Co and finishing at La Villa Deli.

September
A Surprisingly Delicious Pleasanton Food Tour
We made five stops on our off the beaten track Plesanton food adventure: Eddie Papa's, Nonni's Bistro, Saigon, Oasis Grille and Wine Lounge and the Primrose Bakery. A bonus extra stop at Pans on Fire a super cool kitchen shop located downtown across the street from Nonni's Bistro.

August:
A Pescadero Food Tour: Where and What to Eat Off HWY 1
Five stops along HWY 1 alson known as the Cabrillo HWY. Stops included Arcangeli Grocery (aka Norms Market), Duarte's, Taqueria de Amigos and Costanoa's Cascade Bar and Grille.

July
:
A Bay Area Cheap Eats and Secret Menu Food Adventure
Our favorite places to grab a quick and affordable bite including the most comprehensive secret menu for In-N-Out burger, the Cheese Steak Shop, The Pita Pit, Taco Bravo and Mitsuwa Market.

I was a Tasting Judge for the Chocolate Bridal Salon 2011
It was delicious and fun but also a lot of work because in total I was sent over 50 samples of chocolate from 12 different companies and had to judge them in 17 categories.

June:
A Palo Alto, Epicurean Food Tour
Our June Food Adventure was old and new favorite places to eat in Palo Alto, CA. Stops included: Shokolaat, Fuki Sushi, Mediterranean Wraps, Cool Cafe and Calafia.

May:
San Francisco Food Tour: The Gastro at 18th St and Guerrero
Gabby Reid and I hit Toasty Melts, Liba Falafel, Bi-Rite Ice Creamery, Bi-Rite Market and Pizzeria Delfina

East Bay, Berkeley and Oakland Food Adventure
Carl and I dined at: Aunt Mary's Cafe, Bakesale Betty, Gather and Chez Panisse Cafe

Bay Area Baby Goats: Meet the Kids on The Harley Farms Tour
Hubby and I went on an award winning, farmstead, goat cheese dairy tour in Pescadero, CA.

A Funky Food Potluck Dinner
When friends Duncan Reyes, Lisa Whalen, Andy Mark, Rebecca Meredith Pullen, Carl Mindling and I decided to "Funk it Up" with a fun and flirty potluck dinner we went all out!

April:
• Beyond Sushi: A South Bay Japanese Food Adventure
Carl and I dined at: Mizu, Sushi Boat Kazoo, Kumako and Shuei-Do Manju

March:
Cowgirl Creamery: A Northern California Cheese Adventure
Carl and I dined at: The Cowgirl Creamery Point Reyes Station and the Cowgirl Creamery Sidekick in San Francisco's Ferry Building

Hayes Valley, SF Gourmet Walks, A San Francisco Food Tour Company

February:
Beyond the Beach: A Santa Cruz Food Adventure
Carl and I dined at: Seabreeze Cafe, Hong Kong Charlie, The Buttery and Penny Ice Creamery

January:
SF Food Trucks: Gourmet Meat Street Food & Vegetarian Food Truck Favorites
Carl and I dined at: Hapa Ramen, The Creme Brulee Cart and Liba Falafel

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