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Private Chef Special

Looking to celebrate a special occasion and want to enjoy the comforts of home, I have a great solution!

Hiring a private chef to come in, plate, prepare, and serve a 3 course meal for 2 could be just the thing. Our summer 2019 menu is out and ready to be enjoyed at a flat rate of $165 .

This offer will expire by June 30, 2019 however, the date of the meal can be booked for after June. A deposit is mandatory to secure your date and time.

Here is the menu

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Anniversaries

Hello Readers,

How has your week been so far?

This week I wanted to share with you my shrimp salad. Made with mixed greens, cucumber, tomato, avocado and edible flowers. The dressing was made by taking the liquid I used to cook the shrimp, blended a tomato and 1/4 cup of olive oil, and finally let chill until serve.

This was one of the dishes made for a recent couple who enjoyed a night in for their first anniversary!

If you know a couple coming up on their first or fiftieth anniversary I would love the opportunity to cook an elegant meal for them.

Thank you for reading!

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Photos from recent events

Hello reader’s today I am just sharing photos from two recent events!

In order from left to right, by row we have:

  • Roasted red pepper hummus cucumber cups
  • Roasted eggplant and tahini stuffed baby bella’s
  • Pears baked in honey, rosemary and goat cheese
  • The full table set for that event.
  • Beers used to create the dishes for our paired dinner with Flying Dreams Brewery.
  • Ceviche paired with a saison
  • Marinated and grilled stuffed portabella with corn and tofu.

Per usual I was unable to get photos of all the food at the event, but we also served a stout chocolate mousse, and grilled/roast beef sandwiches with spinach and garlic aioli at the beer pairing event.

Comment which picture was your favorite! Cheers!

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Vegetarian lasagna rolls

Hello Readers and Happy Monday,

Over the next few weeks I will be sharing with you amazing vegetarian recipes that will take a creative spin on some classics.

The first recipe I have for you I actually made for a client last week and it was yummy! Slightly time consuming in the beginning, but worth the effort.

Here is what you will need:

  • 6 Zucchini
  • 1 small container of ricotta
  • 10 basil leaves
  • 1 can crushed tomato
  • 1 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 cup of shiraz
  • olive oil
  • salt/pepper

Before anything, make your tomato sauce. Take the crushed tomato and pour it into a pot on medium high, add garlic and shiraz season with salt and pepper let boil. Once it boils reduce to a simmer for about 10 mins until slightly reduced and turn off heat.

First you will need about 6 zucchini’s, your choice of green or yellow (aka summer squash).

Next cut them into medium thick strips. You should be able to get about 5 strips out of each zucchini.

Now, toss the strips in a bowl with a splash of olive oil, salt and pepper.

After the strips are seasoned, place them in a hot pan and cook on each side for about 2 mins. Flip only once. You want them soft to stuff and roll but firm enough so they don not fall apart.

Cook off all the strips and let them cool, once they are cooled you can stuff them and roll them up. I used ricotta and basil ( but here is a good place to insert your own creative twist)


Here are the zucchini rolls before baking them with sauce and extra cheese.

After you have made your rolls, get a baking pan and pour sauce on the bottom.

Place your rolls on top of the sauce and sprinkle extra cheese on top.

Here is the end result!

Thank you for reading, Until next time, Cheers!

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Winter Season Menu

Hello Readers and Happy Wednesday,

This week has been very busy in a positive way and I hope for all of you as well. I would like to let you all know that a winter menu has been created for customers looking to use my private chef service for upcoming birthdays, anniversaries, special occasions for parties of under 10 people.

If you are interested in viewing the winter menu or have any questions about private chef services, please feel free to contact me!

Have a great week and until next time, cheers!

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Stuffed French Toast

Hello Readers, and Happy Monday,

French toast, a staple at the breakfast/brunch scene and receives other flavors very well. This particular style of French toast was designed to be tart and sweet. To accomplish that I took texas toast with cranberry relish cream cheese filling, using the cranberry relish recipe from a previous post.

Check out the recipe for this French toast on the From my notebook page.

Cream cheese and cranberry relish getting ready to be blended and used as a stuffing.


Cooking the toast


It is done!