Food & Drinks

Falernum. Never heard of it you say? Well, if you’ve ever spent a lazy day on a white sandy beach with the ocean lapping at your feet and a colorful paper umbrella bobbing around in your drink, then it’s pretty much guaranteed you’ve had Falernum. Read more…

 

Marin French honey cheese pear tart 2 | whiskandmuddler.comCaution: This post contains multiple pictures of creamy, oozing, dripping and bubbling….cheese! If you’re a cheese lover like me, then this won’t be a deterrent, but rather an open invitation to ogle some of the best artisan- produced delicacies from the country’s longest continually-operating creamery: Marin French Cheese Company. Read more…

 
It’s pumpkin time! Not only because Halloween is nipping at our heels but also because all the Fall (and soon to be holiday- gulp!) baked goods, savory casseroles and side dishes featuring the mighty pumpkin are making their way to center stage now and over the coming weeks. Read more…

 
This has to be one of my favorite spices. Cardamom is one of those flavors that you know it when you smell or taste it, and you either like it or you don’t. I happen to love it! Cardamom is hard to describe– but its intensely fragrant, slightly peppery and smokey top notes mixed in with a hint of resin and mint bottom notes gives it a taste unlike any other. Read more…

 
In a land where Pinot Noir, not Primates is the order of the day, most people who aren’t familiar with Sonoma County and its boundless offerings are stunned when I share that there’s more than grapes flourishing in our golden hills. Like giraffes, rhinos, buffalos, zebras, exotic birds and cheetahs. Yes, all of these animals are living- and thriving- in this region’s best-kept secret: Safari West. Read more…

 
On my recent trip to the desert, I neglected to come home with one very important thing: Dates! As in the wrinkly little fruits which are power-packed with heaps of vitamins, nutrients and fiber and are super low on the GI scale, making them an ideal sweet-treat that’s naturally healthy for you. Read more….

 
Along with ringing in the start of a New Year, where we shift away from the indulgences of the holidays and once again embrace healthier eating, January also brings a whole host of bright, juicy citrus fruit which are overflowing at farmers’ markets stands and produce bins. Many of you already know how much I adore lemons, Meyer Lemons to be exact, but what you may not know is that oranges come in a very close second. Read more…

 
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