Author Archives: Teresa

About Teresa

I am middle school literacy coach and teacher who also happens to be a total foodie and wine lover! I love to cook and entertain while enjoying some of the best of what the Livermore Valley has to offer!

Wait… it’s summer? But it was just March like two seconds ago! Aw crap, there goes that resolution!

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Seriously! Where did the last four months go!?!? I mean really, the fact that I can’t hit my once a month posting goal is kind of sad… oh well, why carry a grudge! So…. it’s summer! There’s that! The kids actually … Continue reading

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Revival

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It’s about time, don’t you think? It has been a really, really, really long time since I last posted. And I miss it. I have been all work and no play… well, okay, maybe a little play. But nothing inspirational… … Continue reading

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Vive Bene, Spesso L’Amore, Di Risata Molto

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Live well, laugh often, love much. While reflecting on my father-in-law’s wedding last weekend, this is the sentiment that comes to mind. I can still feel the warm Ojai breezes; see the soft glow of the Ojai “pink moment” as … Continue reading

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Autumn Pear & Burrata Crostini

At the end of October my husband and I celebrated our 8th anniversary. We went to a great restaurant in Danville called The Peasant and the Pear. While there we had a wonderful meal, but the absolute star was the … Continue reading

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“It’s so good I want to roll around naked in it!”

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Yes… you read that correctly. That is a direct quote ladies and gentlemen. I was absolutely in LOVE with the English Toffee Pudding Cake with Vanilla Bean Creme Anglaise that is offered at one of our local wine bars. Like … Continue reading

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I don’t believe it! My husband ate olives…. and enjoyed them!!!

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A couple of weeks ago, Jim and I went to Cuda Ridge Winery for a member’s release party. Larry, the winemaker and owner, had the chef at Posada Catering pair delightful “contemporary southwestern” tapas with each of the featured wines. … Continue reading

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Summertime, and the livin’ is easy….

Well, this is always a bittersweet time of year for me. A much needed and long-awaited break is here, but it means I have to say goodbye to some wonderful young adults that I have had the opportunity to get … Continue reading

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Brett’s Pan Roasted Garlic and Butternut Squash Soup

About a month ago I had the pleasure of attending my first member’s release party at Boa Ventura. It was a cold Sunday evening, and so the prospects of hanging out in the barn/tasting room were much less appealing than … Continue reading

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A Malone Family Christmas Eve

The holidays are full of traditions: Jim and I Christmas shopping for the kids on the Veteran’s Day holiday while they are at daycare; visiting Deacon Dave’s to see the lights; taking a ride on the Niles Christmas train; Christmas … Continue reading

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Oh Starbucks, ye Holder of the Cranberry Bliss Bar… No More!

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It is that time of year again where I find myself wanting to stop by my neighborhood Starbucks for a peppermint mocha and a cranberry bliss bar. I cringe each time I have to pay $2.95 for that little triangle … Continue reading

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