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    Wednesday
    Jun082016

    Cherry Season is so short! 

    Cherry Season.. Where does it go?

    Here in Southern California we have great farmers markets. Many of the vendors grown their fare in neighboring counties. Some drive 4 hours one way to get to the markets. Not many of the larger orchards and farms are in the Los Angeles area. So if you want to pick your own produce off of trees and bushes you have to go a few hours out.

    Last weekend I drove out to the very outskirts to Villa del Sol, sweet cherry farms. They are only open for a few weeks. Bing and Rainier Cherries are packed the first week of operation. I picked the second and last weekend. If you are in the area, you should get to the farm as soon as they open. Here is the site: Cherries. Sign up for the alerts for next year! 

    I picked about 11 pounds of fresh cherries. I pitted them and put them into four categories; Bing with and without stems and Rainier with and without stems. I then places them on baking sheets lined with parchment paper and let them freeze over night. The next morning I placed them in my Seal-a Meal and now have cherries packed in the freezer.

    Tonight I made a Cherry Almond Tart with a flakey sweet tart dough crust. Here are the recipes:

    Cherry Almond Tart

    Sweet Tart Dough 

    Monday
    May092016

    France 2018.. Ms Westerdam in Alaska! 

    France 2018.. What happen to 2017? 

    We just returned from a great tour of France with a group of fantastic "foodies". I have been taking groups since the mid-90s and I never get tired of the countryside. 

    From waking up to the morning church bells of the quant village to the hot freshly baked croissant to all of the classes, tours and events we have planned.

    Here are a few recipes from the week and also information on 2018. We are sold out for 2017. And the registration opens on June 1st. So if you are planning on joining us in the South of France. Take a look at the brochure and ask questions. The first 4 couples to have their registration in after June 1st are on the trip!

     

    Recipe: Brochettes de Tomates et Mozzarella

    2018 Brochure

    2018 Order Form

     

    This upcoming Saturday (May 14th) I will be on board the ms Westerdam from Seattle to Seattle into Alaska. Next week I will bring you recipes from the trip. It is going to be a great week as its their Chefs at Sea Program. 

    See you on the sea, my segments on SDLiving or a class soon! 

    George

     

    Monday
    Mar072016

    St. Paddy's Day Show in SD Living

    March 8th, 2016. LIVE on San Diego Living. CW6.

    The end of the week I join the ms Prinsendam in Florida across the Atlantic to the Med. A long crossing of over a week! 

    Here is my St. Patty's Day Show recipe. Enjoy!

    Guinness Chocolate Cake with Baily's Frosting

    Just FYI: I have two spots left on my France April 2017. Email me for information. ggeary@aol.com

     

    Monday
    Feb292016

    March Newsletter

    Putting out the March Newletter tomorrow!

    Contest and Recipes.. Are you on my mailing list?

    George

    Friday
    Feb262016

    SDLiving: Car Picnics LIVE

    San Diego Living: Thursday Feburary 27th

    What a day at the station! My segment was on car picknics as the Fallbrook Car Collectors brought a number of vintage cars.. I set up my demo n the backlot of the station so we had to use  the sunlight. At 9am it was already 70F. My car prop behind me was a blue and white Metropolitan. I created a number of dishes and an adult beverage.. Here are the recipes and also a clip from the show for you to watch that live out of the SD area or have a job at 9am in the mornings!

    Here is the show: SDLiving

     

     

    Recipes from the show:

    Adult Root Beer Floats

    Deli Potato Herb Salad

    Curry Chicken Salad

    Brownies with Peanut Butter Frosting

     

    Have a great week and see you all soon!

    George