Photo Shoot

I had fun doing a photo shoot for Oakland Magazine for the upcoming July issue about chefs and their home kitchens.  After thumbing through so many home improvement magazines about kitchen remodels, it will be rewarding to see our kitchen have its day in the sun.

Spring In Full Bloom


Springtime Ingredients

Springtime Ingredients

I always get excited in springtime with the arrival of all the fresh and new ingredients after a dismal winter.  Tonight I wandered over to the Marketplace in Alameda and picked up some fun stuff to play with.

The result of my shopping excursion was a New York Steak With Fava Beans, Roasted Tomatoes, French Fingerling Potatoes, and Sausalito Springs Watercress Sauce.  Yum!

My Long Neglected Blog

It has been a while since I’ve posted anything on my blog, but with the excitement of the new spring ingredients (click “Current Ingredients” for more details) coming to the market, I have been inspired.  

A lot has been going on.  Their is a possibility of the new kitchen being published in a magazine (stay tuned), and another kitchen (light) remodel (NO!, you’ve got to be kidding!), some pictures of what I have been cooking, and hopefully I can get around to writing reviews on the restaurants I have been eating at.

Lets raise a glass to spring and the return of Chef Neil’s hibernation from the winter ingredients.