Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A New Year

I hope everyone had a great holiday filled with family, friends and food. It is hard to believe another year is almost over. Time just keeps flying by. I want to thank everyone who supported MagPies over the last year. Your business, your friendship and your referrals have allowed me to continue to do what I love. In this economy, where 70% of food business fail, I feel privileged to be baking and cooking for the last 3 years. In the next year, MagPies will continue to look for opportunities to grow, expand and bake. We will also continue to support our partners in the community. I wish everyone a happy and prosperous New Year. I hope our paths cross soon.

For the New Year I thought it would be different to concentrate on some appetizers and small desserts (although there are full menu items). Order appetizers and sweets individualy or a platter to enjoy a little of everything.

Deliveries will be on Friday, December 31 from 9-Noon.

Cranberry-Maple Pecan Breakfast Cake $5/loaf
Pecans, maple syrup, flour unsalted butter, cranberries, buttermilk, eggs,organic sugar
Mini Naans with fig jam, goat cheese and arugula (8 naans) $6
homemade mini naan bread (like pita), homemade dried fig jam, sprinkle of goat cheese and arugula

Chilpote chili Nachos $8 (feeds 4)
(this comes disassembled unless other requested)
Chilpolte salsa, homemade tortilla chips, three grated cheese, creme fresh (chipolte peppers, onion, garlic, tomatillo, organic sugar, thyme. Assemble by adding cheese to tortilla chips. Melt. Top with salsa and creme fresh.

Black eyed pea sliders with roasted red pepper mayo and arugula (6 sliders) $6
black eyed peas, red onion, garlic, roasted red pepper, provolone cheese, homemade mayo, soft buns, arugula

Mini Spanish Omelet Bites 10 bites $5
Chives, peppers, olives, cheese, shredded potatoes, olive oil, mushrooms, eggs, cream

Smoked salmon dip with homemade crackers (feed 4) $8
smoked salmon, homemade mayo, Italian parsley, lemon juice, horseradish, capers

Twice Stuffed Red Potatoes with Goat Cheese and Chives (8 potatoes) $5
red potatoes, goat cheese, butter, chives

Ramaki (flavored water chestnuts, wrapped in bacon) (12 ramaki) $5 water chestnuts, soy sauce, garlic, seasoning, bacon

Fresh Herb and Cheese Palmier (8 pamliers) $5 puff pastry, fresh herbs, Parmesan, sharp cheddar

Platter of mixed appetizers (not including nachos) (feeds 6) $40


Ribs with fruit sauerkraut (full rack ribs) $30 baby back ribs, sauerkraut, white wine, dried apricots, potatoes

Hot and Spicy Braised Peanut Chicken (9x18 including steamed rice) $25 or $6/serving onion, chicken breast, peppers, lite soy sauce, lime, ginger, red curry paste, coconut milk, peas

Mediterranean Spinach Strata (9x18) $25 individual serving $6
french baguette, tomatoes, spinach, asigo cheese, feta, oregano, organic milk, onion, flour, mushrooms

Bite-Size Dulce De Leche Cream Puffs (6 cream puffs) $5
Carmel, cream, butter, organic sugar, eggs, flour

Mini Chocolate Truffle Tarts (6 tarts) $5
Bittersweet Chocolate, sugar, flour, butter, cream, vanilla
Bouchon (6 bouchon) $6
Adapted from Thomas Kellers Bouchon Bakery. These are little bites of rich chocolate cake.

Baby Rum Babas (6 mini babas) $7
rum, lemon zest, sugar, yeast, effs, flour, raisins, currants, milk

Mini Persimmon Cheesecakes (6 mini cheesecakes) $8
homemade wafers (for base) cheese cheese, persimmons, eggs, flour, apple juice

Angel Cakes with Lemon Sauce (6 cakes ) $6
flour, egg whites, sugar, lemon

Platter of mini desserts feeds 6 (includes all of the above desserts)$30

Friday, December 17, 2010

The Holiday Tree!

Holidays,for my family (like many), are full of traditions. One tradition, is taking the kids to get a real tree. Most of my friends and family have gone to fake trees with matching decorations. Their trees are perfect and look like they came out of a magazine ad. They are beautiful. However, I am still stuck on having a real tree. I am not sure why I am still stuck on having a real tree. I guess, I like the smell, the freshness of it. I like the imperfections. I have to admit, I can do without the needles but really if you get a fresh tree from a farm you don't get tons of needles dropping. So, after weeks of whining and moaning, I finally made time and took the kids to get a tree. I put the lights on then let the kids decorate. The kids enjoy looking at each ornament, most of which have stories or memories to go with them. They decorate the tree haphazardly. Seeing how many decorations they can hang on one branch. When the decorating is done we stand back while eating left over candy canes and drinking hot chocolate and admire our beautiful tree!
Deliveries will be Sunday 9am - 11am 1064 Horizon, Suite #3, Fairfield
Chicken Florentine Artichokes Bake $25/pan (9x18) $5/serving
spinach, tomatoes, chicken breast, artichokes, whole wheat pasta, whole wheat bread crumbs, Italian spices
Pork Stew with sweet and hot peppers $25/pan (9x18) or $$5/serving
An Italian Stew - Serrano chili, red bell pepper, onion, tomatoes, red wine, pork
Cheese Moussaka with mushroom and zucchini $25/(9x18) or $5/serving
mushrooms, zucchini, feta, provolone, onion, tomatoes, dill, basil, sou sauce, wine, egg
Winter Vegetable, mushroom and red onion pie $20 9" inch pie or $5 5"pie
red onion, mushrooms, butternut squash, thyme, olive oil, puff pastry
Cauliflower Gorgonzola soup with pickled pear relish $6/quart
unsalted butter, cauliflower, onion, thyme chicken stock, Gorgonzola,pear, vinegar, apple, cranberries, cinnamon, thyme
Walnut Pear Sour Cream Muffins $2/2 muffins
Upside Down - Apricot-Carmel crunch cake $5/piece
almonds, Carmel, local apricots (frozen from summer), oats, organic sugar, organic flour, nutmeg, all-spice, cinnamon, butter
Snickerdoodle Pie $4/4"pie or $12 large pie
butter, Cinnamon, organic sugar, organic flour, egg
Whole Wheat Spice bars with Maple Frosting $2/bar
cinnamon, organic flour, organic sugar, ginger, brown sugar, molasses
Polenta-Pecan Apple Cobbler $5/serving or $12 for 9"pie pan full
apples, unsalted butter, pecans, polenta, organic sugar, organic flour
lemon, apricot sandwich cookies (8 cookies) $5
lemons, local apricots (from season frozen), organic flour, organic sugar, butter
Have a great week!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Holiday Menu

1064 Horizon, Suite #3, Fairfield, Ca 94533 (707)439-9496
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Delivery times: Mon-Fri (Dec 20th – Dec 24th) 9am – Noon and 4-6pm

Pecan sticky buns (8 buns) $15
Cinnamon French toast frittata $12
Nutmeg spice cake $10
Cranberry/Pecan Scones $2/scone
Ice Cream
Salty Pistachio Ice Cream $7/quart
Maple gingersnap $7/quart
Ice cream sandwiches - Pink peppermint ice cream on fudge cookie or lemon ice cream on ginger cookies $3/sandwich
Sausage, red onion and apricot stuffing balls $8 serves 4
Squash, goat cheese and cannelloni bean stuffing $12 serves 4
Lasagna (red or white) (beef or vegetable) $25 (9x13)
Tarte tatin with root vegetables with pine nuts.9 inch $12 or $5 for 4” tart
Mushroom and Cranberry Nut Roast $15
Sweet Potato, mushroom and chestnut cakes 6 cakes $10
Honey, lemon and thyme roasted parsnips $8 serves 4
Roasted Root Vegetables with Brussels Spouts $10 serves 4
Broccoli and Stilton Tart with walnut pastry 9 inch tart $12
Roasted Red Potatoes with caramelized red onion and rosemary $10 serves 4
Citrus and fig fruit salad $9 (serves 4)
Bulgur, quinoa, couscous with leeks, almonds, feta and pomegranate seeds with orange vinaigrette $8 serves 4
Gluten Free
Braised Beef Ravioli with shitake parsley broth $18 serves 4
Tomato Fennel Soup $8/quart
Plum Crumble $15 9” or $5/serving
Chocolate Flourless Torte with Raspberries $5/serving
Banana and Coconut Pie 9” pie $15
Cookies (spicy gingerbread, lemon olive oil, holiday message sugar cookies, ginger spice madeleines) dozen cookies $12
Ginger Lemon Bars 6 bars $8
Holiday fruit and Nut Balls 12 balls $8
Cauliflower gorgonzola soup with pickled Pear Relish $7/quart
Onion soup with thyme and gruyere crostini $6/quart
Cherry and Tangerine Sticky Pudding $5 per individual
Chocolate and orange brioche pudding $15 or $5 for individual serving
Cranberry Trifle $18
Pear Cranberry Frangipane Tart 9” tart $12 or $5 for 4”
Buche Noel (dark chocolate or white chocolate) with meringue mushrooms $25
Coconut Cream Pie $18
Spiced Chocolate Torte (wrapped in edible ribbons) - good for table centerpiece or beautiful gift. $35
Apple Breton Pie $15
MagPies famous Salt Licks $5/tart
Chocolate Dipped Hazelnut squares 8 square $10
Cookies (chocolate peppermint cookies, holiday message sugar cookies, lemon curd cookies, chocolate cranberry oatmeal cookies) a dozen cookies $10
Biscotti (Chocolate and Pistachio Biscotti) in a metal tin $10
Chocolate Florentines
English Toffee $8/bag
Oatcakes – bag of 15 oatcakes $10
Brownies (blondies and/or chocolate) box of 6 for $10
Peppermint Bark (layered white and dark chocolate with peppermint candy) $6/bag
Gingerbread or Cranberry Cheesecake $25
Spiced Nuts $8/bag

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Holiday Events

We have been out and about at various holiday events. As always, we enjoyed doing Shop 'till you drop at Wooden Valley. They had a new set-up this year, which everyone seemed to like. We displayed some of our holiday items (like fresh made nougat with local walnuts) and some fun stuff like our spiced chickpea snack. We were lucky enough to be neighbors with Jaime from the Monkey Flower Group. Check out her website/blog: Her creations are beautiful and amazing! She uses locally sourced plant materials, which is close to my heart. Book mark her website for your floral needs!

Pork and Sweet Potato Hash $25/9x18pan or $5/serving
pork shoulder, chicken broth, garlic, sweet potato, onion, mushroom, green onion

Puerto Rican Chicken Green Sauce w/steamed rice $25/9x18 pan or $5/serving
Whole chicken with bone in, cumin, cilantro, garlic, bell pepper, onion, green onion, dry white wine, chicken stock, potatoes

Moroccan Filo Pie $25/9x18 pan or $5/serving
spinach, green lentils, pinenuts, feta, parsley, coriander, filo pastry

Roasted Red Pepper Tart w/ pumpkin seed dressing $15/9"pie
garlic, onion, roasted red pepper, egg, peppers, parsley, capers, pumpkin seeds, onion, mustard, olive oil.

Golden Raisin and Pecan Bread (great for toast) $4 per 8"round
organic flour, bread flour, honey, pecans, raisins, yeast

Chocolate/Persimmon Muffins $2/muffin or 6 muffins for $10
plain yogurt, sugar, organic four, persimmons, unsweetened choc., bittersweet choc. chunks


Cranberry Meringue Pie 5" $5/Pie
cranberries, egg, organic flour, sugar

Carmel Pear stuffed crepes $4
eggs, sugar, pears, organic flour

Homemade Fig Newton Cookies $5 for 6 cookies
figs, orange, lemon, vanilla, sugar, egg, organic cake flour

Pear/cranberry hand pie $2/pie
pear, cranberries, butter, sugar, organic flour.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

After Thanksgiving

Well, Thanksgiving is behind and I want to thank everyone for their support during the holiday. It is always nice to see new and old customers during the holidays. Magpies has recently been doing more Gluten-free, Vegan and Sugar-free baking. I love getting to bake for customers that might otherwise not have the opportunity to buy from a traditional bakery. Above are some pictures (taken from the phone camera) of a couple of vegan dishes we did for Thanksgiving. Shaved brussel sprouts, is first. This was covered with vegan cheese. The other one was stuffed portabello mushroom.
Since the holidays are so busy, my kids are lucky enough to get to go to their Grandparents in Oregon. They always have tons of fun! After the Thanksgiving rush I drove to Oregon. I only had one day off so I went there and back the same day. While I was driving I shot the above picture of Mt. Shasta. That was for those of you who haven't seen snow yet this year. The kids made me stop so they could play in the snow, so the other picture is of he worlds smallest snow man that we had fun building.
The Holiday menu will be up in the next couple of days. Please keep us in mind for anything you might need in the coming weeks.

Deliveries will be Sunday 9am-11am.

Zanzibar Chicken $25/pan or $5/serving
Organic chicken (breast, thighs ), onions, garlic, ginger, green chillies, fresh tomatoes, coriander and cumin, cardamom, cloves, coconut milk, basil, lime
Sausage, tomato pasta with arugula $25/pan (9x18) or $5/serving
turkey sausage,, garlic, tomatoes, arugula, olive oil, whole wheat pasta

Sicilian-style pasta with cauliflower, currants, saffron and pine nuts $25/pan (9x18) or $5/serving
Cauliflower, currants, saffron, garlic, chili flakes, sun dried tomatoes, pasta, tomatoes, pine nuts, flat leaf parsley
Grilled vegetable, pesto and ricotta tart $20 whole tart (serve 4) or $4/serving
filo, eggplant, pepper, sun dried tomatoes, olives, lemon zest, pesto, basil.

Winter Cabbage, Chorizo Soup with baked sage croutons $6/quart
red onion, garlic, chorizo, cumin seeds, savoy cabbage, tomato, sage
Pain aux raisins $2
organic flour, yeast, milk,raisins, organic sugar, vanilla-

Oatmeal/Maple Scones $2 for 2
Oats, organic flour, baking powder, pecans, golden raisins, unsalted butter, pure maple syrup
Cinnamon pear cake with vanilla fudge sauce $4/serving
pears, nutter, cinnamon, organic sugar, cream, vanilla

Apple, walnut and poppy seed pastry $4/serving
apples, cinnamon, cloves, walnuts, bittersweet chocolate, organic eggs, walnuts, pitted prunes, unsalted butter

Toasted Coconut Cream Pie with Lime whipped cream $4/serving
vanilla, coconut, pastry, organic flour, lime zest, organic milk, organic eggs, coconut milk

Friday, November 19, 2010

Solano Land Trust

The above pictures are from The Orchards at King Ranch in Hiddenbrook. There is something I love, about seeing my food on a table set in the middle of the orchard. It makes me happy. The orchard trees and the natural/organic approach I like to take to my food seems to go hand in hand.
Natalie, the Volunteer Coordinator, organized a hike that we provided lunch for. I unfortunately, didn't get to hike this year but I swear I am going to do it next year. I had fun though taking pictures and talking to some of the volunteers at the Land Trust. If you get a chance take a look at Solano Land Trusts website They have plenty of volunteer opportunities. If you can't volunteer time feel free to send a donation. They put this money towards education, purchase land and maintain land. A local and worthwhile cause! Also, check out their great education programs. They have lots of fun stuff going on all the time.

Braised Beef with Red Wine $30 for full tray or $6/serving
Short Ribs, thyme, parsley, mushrooms, leeks, carrots, onions, potatoes

Sauteed Chicken with Olives, Capers and Spinach $25 for 9x13 or $5/serving
Organic chicken, local lemons, spinach, parsley, wheat bread crumbs, capers, Spanish lives, chicken broth

Portobello, Red Pepper and Broccoli Melts $20/9x13 tray or $5/serving
Portobello Mushrooms, Red Pepper, Onion, Broccoli, Garlic, Organic Eggs, Gouda, Whole Wheat Bread
Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins $4 for 2 muffins
sugar pie pumpkin, organic flour, organic sugar, butter
Sausage and Kale Soup $6/quart
Chicken Sausage, kale, onion, garlic, red pepper flakes, chicken broth
Butterscotch Cake with Cream Cheese icing $5/serving
brown sugar, buttermilk, organic sugar, organic flour, butter, cream cheese

Carmel Croissant Pudding $5/serving
Croissants, organic eggs, organic sugar, cream

Chocolate Smore Brownies $4/brownie
Graham Cracker Crust, homemade chocolate bittersweet chocolate brownie with homemade marshmallow topping

Rice Pudding with Roasted apples $5

Walnut and Date Cookies $4 for 6 cookies
walnuts, dates, butter, organic sugar

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thanksgiving Menu
Place orders by:
Telephone: (707) 439-5960

Deliveries to be made on or before Thursday, November 24th. Delivery service available. All deliveries made at 1064 Horizon #3, Fairfield, CA between 9am-noon or 4pm-6pm that week.


Apple Breton Pie $20
Sugar Pumpkin Pie $15
Pumpkin Layered Pie $20
Southern Pecan Pie $22
Walnut Honey Pie $22
Lemon Cream Pie $15


Salt Lick Pie $20 for 4
Pumpkin Plum Tart $15
Cranberry, Almond and Cinnamon Tart $20
Bittersweet Chocolate Tart with candied oranges $20


Corn Bread with Starthistle honey $2/piece or $15 (8)
Parker House Rolls $3 (6 rolls)
Cranberry/Pecan Rolls $5 (6 rolls)
Buttermilk Biscuits with Parsley and Sage $5 (6 rolls)


Pecan Sweet Rolls $15 for 12
Pumpkin Scones $4 for 2
Ginger Scones with Espresso Icing $4 for 2


Sweet potato/chipotle soup $6/quart
Apple-butternut squash soup $6/quart


Sweet Potatoes (twice baked) with ricotta and herbs $11 for 4
Roasted Cauliflower with plumped raisins, almonds and brown butter $9 for 4
Roasted heirloom squash with mushrooms and thyme $9 for 4
Roasted pear, walnut & cranberry stuffing $10 for 4
Sausage and mint stuffing $12 for 4
Cranberry, orange and ginger chutney $6
Spicy Kale, greens beans & mushrooms $10 for 4


Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie $20
White rice, sorghum & sweet rice flours, cinnamon, egg, apple cider vinegar, butter

Gluten Free Spicy Ginger Cookies $5 for 6
Sorghum & white rice flours, dried ginger, cinnamon, eggs, sugar, butter

Sweet Potato Apple Casserole $15

Saturday, November 13, 2010

This Weeks Posting

More Hours in the Day, Please..........

Delivery Saturday 9am-11am or please call for specific pick up time

Chicken Pot Pie $20 for large pie $5 for individual pie

Beef Stuffed Potatoes $25 per 9x13 pan $5/serving

Ricotta and Spinach crepes in tomato sauce Pan 9x13 $25 or $5/serving

Lentil Barley Soup $6/quart

Cranberry Pana Cotta $4

Chocolate and Orange Baked Risotto $4/serving

Butterscotch Cream Pie $4/piece

Coconut Cookies 6 cookies $4

Brookies $5 for 6 cookies
Brownie and Chocolate chip cookies combined

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Hole in the Wall

It is a well known fact that I enjoy good food. I enjoy fresh, healthy and flavorful food. But every once in awhile I get that greasy good urge. You know, the kind of food you would only find in a Diner. Well, I had one of those moments last week. When I had my craving, I was in San Francisco in the Sunset District. This is an up and coming area for food in the City (according to the locals). You can find everything from Mediterranean food, Oriental, Vegan, Pies, etc. but no Diners. No Diners that is until I walked about 6 blocks. As the restaurants thinned out, I came across this little (and I do mean little) Diner. Since I love the small, unassuming restaurants I decided to give it a try. Art's Place is a mix of Vietnamese and American Food. I know that sounds strange but trust me! They take the good old American Breakfast of hash brown and eggs and fill it with Vietnamese flavored meat and American Cheese. Then fold it over so it looks like an omelet. Add an over easy egg (cooked perfect) some toast and rice, and you have one great breakfast! Besides the great breakfast I enjoyed ,watching the owners work in the very close quarters. The kitchen is open and has about two and half feet between the stove and the counter. You can actually feel the heat come off the stove while sitting at the counter.
Next week, I will be at the Nutree Farmers Market on Wednesday from 3pm-7pm and at Mankas Corners on Saturday from 10am - 3:30p.m.
Deliveries this week will be on Sunday from 9am-11am
Italian Sweet and Sour Squash Bowls (full tray 8 filled squash halves ) $25 or $5/serving
Italian turkey sausage, garlic, onion, red pepper, Italian spices, roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, basil , spinach, whole wheat bread crumbs
Braised Ham with Apples and Cider $25/pan or $5 serving
beans, ham, apples, cider, onion, leek, celery and sage
Sopes with Vegetarian Topping $5/serving
black beans, chili, cilantro, avocado, red onion, zucchini
Moroccan spiced soup with couscous $6/quart
butternut squash, harrisa, celery, carrot, beef rump, dried apricots, tomatoes
Baked Apple Struesel Pancake Bars (6 bars) $5
Mini molasses cookies with lemon filling (8 cookies) $4
Pear and Dark Chocolate crumble $4/crumble
Toffee apple and rhubarb cake $4/piece
Mango and Pomagranate Fool $4/cup

Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween Weekend!

Ok, quick post in between deliveries. Here is the menu for this week. Delivery can be Saturday morning or Halloween Sunday morning. Please let me know when ordering. Have a safe Halloween!

Chicken Pealu $25/9x13 or $5/serving
A Caribbean recipe.
thigh fillets, curry powder, lite soy sauce, onion, garlic, thyme, rice and black eyed peas.

Pasta Shells with cheese filing $5/serving or $20/9x13
Shells, prosciutto, garlic, red onion, ricotta, mozzarella, homemade tomato sauce, parm. cheese

potato, leek and Gruyere tart
potato, leek, eggs, wholegrain mustard, Gruyere, garlic, chives
Sweetcorn, chipolte and lime Soup $6/quart
celery, cumin, coriander, pumpkin, lime, chipolte, sweetcorn, limes, soured cream

Carrot, Zucchini and Nut Muffins $3 for 2 muffins

Chocolate Filled Brioche Rolls $3/roll

Apple Noodle Krogel $4/piece
apples, lemon, butter, organic eggs, egg noodles, sugar

Fig Crostada $4/piece
Dried figs, fresh orange juice, vanilla, walnuts, eggs, dark brown sugar, butter

Red Wine Carmel Apples or Honey Carmel Apples $2/apple

Pear Butterscotch Pie $5/piece or $15 for a whole pie
Cinnamon, Nutmeg, dark brown sugar, pear, lemon, butter, sugar, egg

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Boy, it has been awhile since I have been able to do a post here. Excuses? Well, simple really....we have been busy with corporate and private events over the last couple of weekends. Not to mention a weekend of Family Farm Days in the Valley. I am not complaining one bit about being busy but I miss posting on the blog and really miss cooking weekly. So, hopefully we will be back on track (at least for a couple of weeks). Our Thanksgiving menu will be posted next week. We will be taking orders up to the week of the Thanksgiving.

I wanted to also remind all of you that we will be at Nut Tree Farmers Market until November 16th. This is a new Farmers Market and has only local growers and business. Please check it out if you get a chance. The Market has a couple of new vendors (different from the downtown Vacaville Market) and includes local grassfed beef (yeah!). Keep you eyes on this bet is next season this will be the Market to be at.

Deliveries will be Sunday 9-11am.
Creamy Chicken Pot Roast $25 9X13 ORE $5/SERVING
red chillies, lemon, butternut squash, chicken with skin, chicken stock
Moroccan Paella $25/ 9X13 OR $5/SERVING
red chilies, paprika, coriander, cumin, lemon, chicken, shrimp, olive oil, long grain rick chicken stock
Almond Stuffed Zucchini $5/serving
Potato, leek and Broccoli Soup $6/QUART
Carrot/Coconut Scones $4 (2 SCONES)
oats, coconut, carrot puree, lemon, orange, buttermilk
Pumpkin Cheesecake with Pears $5/SERVING
Ginger Crust, cream cheese, pears
Malted Crisp Tart ($4/SERVING)
Brown sugar crust, malted milk chocolate and caramelized rice crispies.
brown sugar, malted milk powder, crisped rice cereal, organic milk, unsalted butter
Buckeyes (cookies) $4 FOR 6 COOKIES
cream cheese, peanut butter, graham crackers, dark chocolate

Saturday, October 2, 2010


A couple of weeks ago I took an impromptu trip to San Francisco. It seemed like the thing to do to avoid the hot weather of the Valley. When I got to the City I did a little window shopping and headed over to my favorite coffee place Cafe Greco in North Beach. This place is always packed but I love to sit outside and sip my Italian Ille coffee and watch the world go by. On this particular day they had some bread pudding that caught my eye, so I had to have a taste. It was divine! Once, I was fueled and ready to do some walking I headed over to Graffeo Coffee. Graffeo as founded in 1935 and is one of the oldest artisan coffee roasters. They use a state-of the-art fluid bed roaster to ensure exact temperature and quality control when roasting their beans. A pound of coffee is expensive (I think$13) but man it was worth it! You can really taste the difference. So I know it seems like a coffee theme, here but wait! I walked further down looking for somewhere new to try for lunch and stumbled upon a Artisan Chocolate Shop. Of course, I wasn't going to pass by without a taste. So, in I went to XOX Truffles. Chef Jean-Marc Gorce hand makes and dips something like 27 flavors of truffles. I tried Carmel, Coconut, Lemon Ginger (my favorite), o l'orange and peanut butter. I know it sounds like too many truffles to eat in one sitting but these are tiny little morsels of perfection. Of course, I was so engrossed in trying all my truffles I forgot to take pictures of them. Here are some pictures of the signs that hang on the front windows.

Sorry for another late posting, this blog has seemed t get away from me lately. Lots of work and not lots of time to sit and type.

Deliveries for 4pm on Sunday. Sorry, it is just wha worked for thi week!

* I will be at the Nutree Farmers Market on Wednesday afternoon! Come and see us. I will have special Fall Treats!


Miso Chicken Stew

Mushroons, Chicken thighs/breast, miso, carrot, garlic, onion, ginger, quinoa $25/pan or $5/serving

Chinese Barbecued Pork Pies $5/5" pie

Rice wine, ginger, chinese barbequed pork, lime juice, pastry


Roasted Vegetables with Nut Gremalata - $20/pan or $4/serving

Parsnips, Brussles Sprouts, Carrots, Turnips, Nuts, Parsley, Lemon, Garlic


Raspberry Twists $4 for 2
Raspberry Jam, organic sugar, flour, eggs, butter,
Cinnamon Brioche Rolls 2 rolls for $4
yeast, flour, organic sugar, cinnamon, milk


Carmel Apple Rice pudding - $4

rice, carmel, apples

Mexican Chocolate Pots de Creme $5

milk, egg, Mexican chocolate, bittersweet chocolate

Oats and Honey Granola Pie $5/piece

Oats, chocolate, granola, vanilla, eggs, organic sugar, pastry


Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies $5/6 cookies

oatmeal, applesauce, eggs, butter, organic sugar, whole wheat flour

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Quick Post

This is the latest blog post, ever! MagPies had a crazy week. I think we cooked for over 600 people this week plus a couple of cakes. Not bad for a little business. So, now that I have woken up from Saturday nights event and had coffee I am ready to cook again!

Here's a condensed menu for delivery on Sunday 4pm. at the office. If you can't make the short pick-up time I am happy to do deliveries on Monday as well.

Chicken Puttanesca with Spinach pasta $5/serving or $25/pan
Chicken breast, olives, capers, garlic,red chillies, Italian tomatoes

Moo Shu Pork with curry pancakes $25/pan or $5/serving
Pork tenderloin, savoy cabbage, mushrooms, carrots, ginger, Marsala wine, green onions

Red Bean and Lager Vegetarian Chili $5/serving or $25 for 9x12 pan
Cumin, onions, garlic, chili, green pepper, chili powder, cinnamon, fresh tomatoes, red kidney beans, carrots, zucchini, red pepper, lager, cilantro

Honey Yogurt Mousse with Raspberry Coulis (this is an adaptation from Tartlette) $5
This is a take on our parfaits but much more creamy. Starthistle honey, organic Greek gelatin, yogurt, fresh cream, fresh raspberries

Strawberry Jam Cakes $5 for 2 cakes
Little cakes filled with homemade strawberry jam

Apple Brown Betty $4
Natural sugar, lemon juice, bread crumbs, apples, cinnamon, mace
Baked Apples with Mexican Chocolate

Black Forest Cookies 6 cookies $5
Cherries, chocolate, eggs, natural sugar

Friday, September 17, 2010

A Chefs Garden

It isn't often I get to enjoy, a day out in the middle of the week, with a girlfriend. This week was one of the rare occasions I got to spend with my girlfriend L. After a quick coffee stop we headed out towards Yountville to Mustards Restaurant. Our mission was to look over the Chefs garden attached to the restaurant. The pictures above will give you a good idea what the garden looked like (unfortunately taken with my phone camera and not the good camera). It is enjoyable to see a larger restaurant like Mustards use produce straight from the garden to the table. After our tour we headed over to Dean Dulca and went isle by isle through the shop. I could spend far too much money in there! I left with some guava syrup and a treat from the bakery for L and I to share (before lunch of course). Then we headed downtown and ate lunch, which consisted of a Reuben sandwich (which we shared) and a goat cheese/vegetable pizza. Once we refuelled we went and hit the streets for a little more window shopping. A most enjoyable day that I hope we can repeat again.
Delivery...Sunday 9am - 11am

Rigatoni with sausage and fennel $25/9x12 dish or $5/serving
Whole wheat pasta, Italian sausage, fennel seeds, heirloom tomato
Chicken and Rice with Cilantro Pobalano sauce $25/9x12 dish or $5/serving
green onions, cilantro leaves, chicken broth, poblano pepper, mushrooms, brown rice, heirloom tomatoes, cumin, parsley, chicken breasts

Hungarian Cinnamon Loaf $4 for 2 slices
Butter,flour,egg, cinnamon


Two Corn Polenta with heirloom tomatoes, basil and cheese $5/servingchicken broth, parm. cheese, basil, fresh corn, onion, polenta

Vegetarian Pad Thai $5/servingrice noodles, bean sprouts, tamarind, chili sauce, tofu, peanut


Guava swirled cheesecake $5/piecegraham cracker crust, guava paste, reduced fat sour cream, cream-cheese, lime juice

Coconut/Almond Macaroons $4/6 macaroonsegg whites, vanilla, coconut, almond paste, organic sugar

apple, Goat Cheese and Starthistle Honey Tartlettes $5/tart
Puff pastry, apples, honey, all-spice, goat-cheese

Blueberry Bread Pudding $4/serving
Blueberries, Bread, egg, vanilla

Saturday, September 11, 2010


Well, I made it through a couple weeks of a terrible end of summer cold and a child with a broken arm. Now it is back to cooking. Hope everyone enjoyed their Labor Day Weekend!
There seems to have been a wave of cupcake and cake orders lately. Although, I enjoy the creativity of cakes, I wouldn't say it is a talent that come naturally to me. It certainly wasn't a skill that we spent a great deal of time on in pastry school. I think making cakes is a practiced skill. Unfortunately, I probably don't practice it enough. But with recent orders I dusted off my skills and created the following cakes and cupcakes.
Chicken korma with grilled flatbread (whole chicken and flatbread) $20 or $5/portion
Whole chicken cut into portion and marinated in non-fat yogurt, saffron, cardamon, fennel, coriander, cayenne. Grilled onions marinated in cumin, olive oil, garlic, ginger, almonds. Flatbread with yeast, flour, organic sugar, olive oil.

Herbed Gnocchi with Lemon Thyme Chicken - $20 full pan (9x12) or $6/serving
herbs, flour, lemon, thyme and chicken breast
Thai sweetcorn cakes with chili (4 cakes) $5
potatoes, corn, ginger, peppers, green onions, thai chili sauce, lime

Barley Risotto with Butternut Squash - $5/serving or $18/pan
Butternut squash, olive-oil, chicken broth, onion, garlic, pearled barley, thyme, parmigian-reggiano


Cinnamon Croissant Coffee Cake
Whole Cake - $15 or $4/portion
Cinnamon, organic sugar, streusel topping with unsalted butter, flour

Cherry-Olive Polenta Cake $4/serving
Lemon, vanilla, flour, polenta, cherries

Strawberry-topped Lime Mouse Tart - $5/serving
almonds, organic sugar, unsalted butter, limes, cream, white chocolate, non-fat sour cream, strawberries, strawberry jam

Lemon, Tiramisu Cake $5/serving
marscapone, ricotta cheese, lemon curd, eggs, cake flour, organic sugar, lemonade (homemade)

Alforjores Cookies - 6 cookies $4
Mexican cornstarch cookies filled with dulce de leche.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

First Day of School

Well, I made it through the Back to School chaos and through the first week of school! This year I have graduated out of Elementary School and into Middle School. Well, my oldest son D did. A whole new world for him and for me. I didn't attend Middle School in the States. School in Europe is a different world. So I have a lot to learn. First rule, don't take any pictures, Mom! Second rule, just pretend you don't know me. But as we sat in the car waiting for the bell to allow him on the the grounds. He wasn't to big or to embarrassed to kiss me on the cheek and thank me for the big pancake breakfast I got up to make.

Anyway, it was all exciting and exhilarating (for the first day at least). After three days all four kids were tired and grumpy and already asking for a mental health day. I would like to agree with them. I am already looking forward to the next holiday!

Deliveries will be Sunday from 9am-11am at the Office.



Lemon Chicken with Pilau Rice $25/9x13 or $5/serving

Lemon, Chicken Breast and Chicken Thighs, Chili powder, cumin, garlic, rice

Mediterrian Beef Kabobs with couscous $25/ 9x13 or $5/serving (2kabobs)

Ham and artichoke calzone $6/calzone
Ham pieces, marinated artichoke, pizza dough, spices, cheese

Vegetable/Pasta Bake $20/ 9x13 or $4/serving
onion, garlic, roasted summer squash, mushrooms, peppers, tomatoes, fontina cheese, mozarella

Zucchini, Goat cheese and Mint tart with cheese crust $5/serving

Flour, Butter, mint, zucchini, onion, goat cheese, strong cheddar


Breakfast Tart with apples (maple glazed) $4
Puff pastry, apples, cream cheese, maple syrup

Chocolate and Honey Muffins $2/muffin

Chocolate, honey, whole wheat flour, sugar, vanilla


Pear Crisp with Vanilla Brown Butter $5

Pears, butter, sugar, brown sugar, flour, vanilla bean

Chocolate Creme Brulee $5

Chocolate, whole cream, eggs, sugar

Lime and Coconut Slices $3/slice

Lime, coconut, eggs, butter, sugar, flour

Friday, August 13, 2010

Napa Chefs Farmers Market

The Napa Chefs Market has closed for the season. However, I attended the last one with friends A&D. The Chefs Market is a family event. It includes entertainment (4 stages), cooking demonstrations, produce, wine pairings and craft vendors. A&D are experienced customers at the Market. They know where to eat, they know the jewelry vendor, they even know where to find a seat and eat enjoy the entertainment. It was a treat to be guided through the crowd. The produce section had slowed down for the season but I was determined to come home with heirloom tomatoes, which I found. We then wandered over to the food. Pulled pork sandwich for me, tacos for A and D had a beef sandwich (I think). Next we roamed just outside of the Market to "Sift" for cupcakes. We tried the Snickerdoodle, Pink Champagne, Oh La La, Irish Car Bomb, Peanut Butter Ripple (Yum!) and Over the Moon. You have to love the names of these cupcakes. The cupcakes where enjoyable, although the frosting was a little sweet for my taste. We enjoyed our cupcakes with a nice cup of coffee from Annette's. Such an enjoyable evening with good friends, food (lots of it) and people watching. Next year, I will make more of an effort to make it to Napa for this Market.
Deliveries this week will be on Saturday as I will be at Wooden Valley Sunday for Harvest. Harvest is a great event! Come and see us if you get a chance.
Chicken Tamales with Queso Fresco and Tomatillo Sauce $25/tray or $5/serving
This includes radish pico de gallo and tomatillo sauce
Chicken, garlic, chili powder, queso fresco, radish, cucumber, red onion cilantro, lime, tomatillos, habernero.
Grilled Sausage and Fig Pizza large pizza $18 or $5/serving
Grilled Sausage, fresh figs, argula, fontina cheese, red onions, fresh pizza dough
Stuffed Eggplant $25/tray or $5/serving
garlic, tomatoes, oregano, cinnamon, cloves, Parmesan cheese, eggs
Stuffed Red Pepper Rolls $5 for 6 rolls
Italian parsley, oregano, garlic, capers, eggs, breadcrumbs, olive oil, bell peppers
Thyme Marinated Squash Salad $5/serving
Squash, thyme, cider vinegar
Orange Cranberries with Raspberry Coffee Cake - $4/piece
Orange soaked dried cranberries, fresh raspberries, almonds, flour, eggs, low fat sour cream.
Chilled honey and raisin risotto $4/serving
Local honey, raisins, risotto, almonds
Raspberry Blackberry Mochi Cake $5/piece
Sweet Rice Flour, butter, evaporated skim milk, organic sugar, eggs
Peach, blueberry and thyme galettes $5/galette
Fresh Peaches, fresh blueberries, fresh thyme in wrapped in a pastry

Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Beach Concert and a Fantastic Picnic

I don't get to do many activities without kids. However, when all my children were recently visiting family members I took the opportunity to enjoy the Friday night free Concert Series in Santa Cruz. But what would going to the beach be, without a fantastic picnic? Herb Chicken Sandwiches with Roast Peppers on fresh bread, Fresh Fruit, Granola Bars, Vanilla, Honey Lemonade and carmel corn for during the concert. I must have been too busy eating to remember to get pictures of the food. I did compensate for all the calories with a long walk on the beach and of course, I rocked out at the LoverBoy concert.

Deliveries for Sunday from 9am-11am

Blueberry Coated Ribs $5/serving or $25/ 9x13
Blueberry Syrup (homemade), chili powder, pork ribs, onions
Chicken Divan $5/serving or $20/serving (9x13)
chicken breast, leeks, chicken broth, sherry, thyme, broccoli, Parmesan, homemade mayo, dijon mustard

Sicilian Vegetable Stew $5/serving or $20/ 9x11pan
Eggplant, tomatoes, onion, capers, green olives, raisins, celery, white wine vinegar, pine nuts

Breakfast Risotto $4
dried fruit, coconut milk, fresh juice from apples,aborio rice

Blackberry Oatmeal Muffins $3 for 2 muffins
Blackberries, oatmeal, butter, flour, sugar

raspberry tart with pistachio crust $4/piece
vanilla, eggs, pistachios, fresh raspberries
Cherry and Plum Crumble $5/crumble
Cherries, plums, flour, lemon, cardamom, honey

Plum Struesel Cake with Toffee Glaze $5/piece
almonds, cardamom, cinnamon, buttermilk, plums, vanilla, eggs
Chocolate/Coconut Ice Cream $5/pint

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Goodbye Old Friend

The picture above may look like an old mixer but in fact it is a old friend. This Kitchen Aid mixer is almost 20 years old and has travelled all over the world with me. I have plugged it in to the back of my car in England so I could mix a perfect cookie dough, ran it from a generator in Puerto Rico during a tropical storm and sat waiting for months for it to arrive in Bahrain. It went through the trials and tribulations of Pastry school with me. It is has mixed many failures. It has whipped perfect meringue and made my first homemade sausages with me. It is with great sadness that I watched it slowly finish its days in my kitchen. I finally removed it after the smoke cleared one evening. It sat on the dining room table as I contemplated discarding it or finding somewhere to put it. While flicking through a magazine on day, it came to me. What a perfect addition to the garden. The mixing bowl looks cheerful again with bright yellow mums. Nothing like re-purposing and adding some interest to the garden!
I will be at Wooden Valley on Sunday for the Rockin the Glass with the Matty T Band, The Jeff Watson Band and Pushback. Tickets are $20 and include a logo glass and a glass of Wooden Valley Wine. MagPies will be out with ice cream, desserts and sandwiches. For tickets click the link on our blog to Wooden Valley and see the events calendar.
Deliveries will be on Saturday, unless you would like to make arrangements for another day/time.
White Bean and Herbed Chicken Pot Pie - large pie $25 small pie $5
Fresh carrots, summer herbs, white beans, beans, rosemary, celery, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, chicken, milk
Chorizo, cabbage and chickpea stew 9x13 pan $25 or $5/serving
pork sausages, chickpeas, red wine, stock, cabbage, onion, chorizo
Spinach and Goat Cheese Muffins $4 for 4 muffins
fresh spinach, goat cheese, little cayenne, flour, milk, parm.
Oven-baked tomato risotto with summer herbs $4/serving
Tomatoes, onion, risotto rice, vegetable stock, herbs, Parmesan, flat leaf parsley, basil and mint
Ratatouille Salad $6 /quart
Tomatoes, peppers, oregano, onion, eggplant, garlic
Chocolate honey meringues 4 for $5
Dark Chocolate, Honey, Organic sugar, almonds, egg whites
Apricot custard rolls recipe $5 for 6
Egg, milk, semolina, cornflour, dried flour, filo pastry, cardamom, rosewater.
Ice Cream
Ice Cream $5/pint
Candied Bacon Ice Cream

Friday, July 9, 2010

Summer List

When reading my fellow food bloggers posting this week, I noticed that a numbers of them had compiled a list of Things to do for the summer. I decided to follow the trend and compile my own list.

My Summer List
Run through the sprinklers
Wear dresses/skirts
Go to more farms
Explore new Farmers Market
Heirloom tomatoes
Homemade lemonade
Almond Ice Tea
Laying on the grass in the park
Motorcycle riding
Sleeping in
Staying up late

Why not put together your own list?

I will be at the Vacaville Farmers Market from 8am-Noon.

Deliveries will be made on Sunday from 9am-11am.

Moroccan Beef $25 for 9x13 or $5/serving
Sweet paprika, cumin, rump steak, chickpeas, mint leaves, tomatoes lemon zest and juice

Chicken Puttanesca - $25 for 9x13 or $5/serving
Anchovy paste, chicken, tomatoes, kamalata olives, tomatoes

Farmland Pie $25/large pie or $5/small pie
Local Summer Vegetables

Vietnamese Chicken Salad $5/quart
Shredded Chicken, Asian Noodles, peanuts, basil, lime, green cabbage, red chillies

Pineapple Noodle Kugel $4/pie
Fresh pineapple, egg noodles, cottage cheese, sour cream, brown sugar

Lime and Blueberry Pie $4/small pie
Tart lime pie with blueberries

Pear Frangipane Cake $4/piece
Pear, almonds all in a moist cake

Ice Cream
Oatmeal -raisin cookies sandwiches with white chocolate-allspice $3

Friday, June 25, 2010

We all have friends that are planners and friends that are more spontaneous. My friend Jaymee is a spur of the moment kind a girl. One day a couple of weeks ago she called me and said lets go camping. Two days and 7 kids later, we were heading to the Redwoods. Now, with 7 kids a little planning is involved. We discussed our dinner and lunch menus and shopped so we had all the needed supplies. When we arrived at our camp site and had 7 hungry kids we quickly unpacked our camp stove, only to realize we were missing a part. With all the hungry kids getting antsy we improvised. Hot dogs on a stick and mac and cheese on the fire. It worked great. Coffee pot the next morning, right on the log and that night spaghetti, right over the fire, with corn on the cob. When our couple of days where done, we all agreed, that although the food was simple, it tasted fantastic! There is something that only a campfire can do to the taste of ordinary food!

We will be at the Vacaville Farmers Market on Saturday from 8am-Noon

Deliveries are for Sunday 9am- 11am

Peachy Chicken with brown rice$25 9x13 pan or $5/serving
Fresh Peaches, pieces of chicken breast, low-sodium soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, almonds, brown rice

Grilled Sirloin Steak Kabobs with Grape Tomatoes and Herbed Couscous $25 9x13 or $5/serving
marinated sirloin steak, local grape tomatoes, red wine vinegar, fresh thyme, couscous, shallots

Stir-fried Tofu with Heirloom Tomatoes (recipe adapted from Slanted Door Restaurant - S.F.) - $5/serving

Silken Tofu, local tomatoes, onion, garlic, mirin, green onions

Fresh Pea Salad with Prosciutto $6/pint
Fresh peas, Prosciutto, green onion, butter, garlic, pepper

BBQ Macaroni $5/pint
Homemade BBQ sauce, macaroni, pickles

Raspberry Buttermilk Cake $5/piece

Triple Citrus Bars $4/2 bars
An animal cracker/brown sugar base, with key limes, lemons and oranges. Topped with toasted shredded coconut
Gluten Free Lemon Tart $4/tart
Brown Rice Flour, Potato Starch and Ground Almonds, lemons, sugar, eggs

Peach, Raspberry and Panna Cotta Parfait - $4

Mini Chocolate Pavlovas - $4

Apricot shortbread $5 for bag of shortbread about 8 cookies

Blueberry and raspberry bread and butter flummery $4/piece
Kind of like a British summer pudding but it is baked. Great for breakfast!

Ice Cream
Strawberry and Mascarpone gelato slab $4/piece

Friday, June 18, 2010

Pictures of CIA in Greystone
The CIA is one of the most renowned culinary schools in the area. I was lucky enough to get a last minute, behind the scene tour of the cooking school I would have loved to have had the opportunity to attend. My friend, Tim, took a security job at the school. He invited some friends and I to have lunch. We dressed appropriately, thinking we would be eating in the famed restaurant, attached to the school. When we arrived, we were shuffled through the employee entrance and given security permission to entering the school. Tim and the Security Chief, walked upstairs to the student/employee kitchen. In the kitchen the students get the experience of cooking for a crowd, just like working in a restaurant. The lunch rush was winding down but there was still plenty of food available. Tim allowed us to gather a plate from the various station. You would think we would be disappointed by eating in the student kitchen but in fact it was a treat (for me at least). The kitchens were stacked with top of the line equipment and the students were busy preparing the next meal. It was thrilling to watch all the hussle and bussle! I filled my plate with all the pastries, I could. I made a turkey sandwich with fresh bread, home made mayo, fresh greens (from their garden), piled up the best potato salad and sat down to enjoy the feast. I then enjoyed a behind the scene tour of the teaching facilities and prep areas. If you ever get the chance to enjoy the grounds stop by. It is a beautiful setting and worth the drive.
Braised Chili-spiced short ribs with black beans $25 or $5/serving
beef short ribs, black beans, spices, onions

Maylasian Chicken Curry with Jasmine Rice $25/pan or $5/serving
Coconut Cream, cinnamon, cloves, chicken (breast and thighs), curry leaves, jasmine rice, coriander, turmeric

Grilled Herb Crusted Eggplant with a tomato sauce
panko bread crumbs, parm. cheese, fresh tomatoes, fresh herbs

Stuffed Pabalano Peppers $25/tray or $5/serving


Dill and Pickled Cucumber Salad $6/pint
Fresh dill, homemade mayo, potatoes, fresh dill, vinegar, radishes and cucumbers

Fruit Salad with Mint-Maple syrup $7/pint

Seasonal fruit with a cooked fresh mint and maple syrup


Nutella Swirls $4 for 3 rolls
Shortcrust pasty, filled with nutella and rolled with muscavado sugar and sliced like a cinnamon roll

Spanish Tortilla with Asparagus and Fennel $4/slice
Fresh asparagus, fennel, eggs and cheese


Blueberry Sour Cream Pie $5/slice or $$15/pie
Fresh Blueberries, sour cream and a shortcrust pastry

Dark Chocolate Cheesecake $5/slice or $25/cheesecake
Bittersweet Chocolate, cream cheese, eggs, sugar

Lemon Ginger Creme Brulee $5/brulee
Lemons, ginger, cream, sugar, fresh ginger

Cherry-Almond Cobbler $6 for small cobbler (5inch)
Fresh Cherries, almond paste and a crispy top

Banana Butterscotch Cream Pie $4/slice or $15/pie
Cookie crust, bananas, cream, dark brown sugar, chocolate

Deliveries on Sunday from 9am - 11am

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Things have been surprisingly busy. Catering has picked up! Due to our catering schedule we haven't been at the market. I have missed the hustle and bustle of the market. I was able to take a rare Saturday off and explore the nearby Davis Market. The market host very different vendors then the Vacaville Market. I enjoyed tasting the sweets of the many bakeries and enjoyed the diversity of the vegetables, fruits and food vendors. So, if you get a chance check out all the different local Markets. You will find each one offers its unique vendors. Have a great week!

Grilled Chicken with green-chili and tomato salad. $25/pan or $5/serving
Shredded chicken breast, zucchini, green chilies,red onion, grape tomatoes
Pork Posole $25/ pan or $5/serving
pork tenderloin, garlic, pork tenderloin,, green chillies, cilantro, chili powder, cumin

Roasted shallots, smoked sausage and mushroom tart $4/serving

Peanut-Vegetable Stew with Green Onion Dumplings $25/pan or $5/serving
onion, sweet potatoes, carrots, celery, bell pepper, crushed tomatoes, cilantro, peanut butter, curry powder and green beans
Zesty cherry walnut muffins $3

Orange hazelnut chiffon cake $4/serving
Peach Amaretti Crisp $4/serving

Mini Mixed Berry Pie $5/small pie
Ice Cream
Avocado and Coconut ice cream $6/quart

Friday, May 21, 2010

Upcoming event!

Please see the following Event! This event is being put on by one of MagPies customers from the Farmers Market. They are celebrating their 100,000 meal served. The program serves between 200 and 300 meal each week! They not only serve the homeless but serve the elderly and anyone else in need of companionship or a nutritious meal. If you are unable to attend send a donation. I am sure it will be appreciated. Thanks to Melissa and her family for making a difference!

Buck Mansion
Saturday, May 22nd 2-5 pm

Wine tasting
Gourmet hors d'oeuvres
Wine (and other goodies) auction
Door Prizes
Tickets $35
Children (ten or under) FREE
Entertainment by:
Will C Wood
Sylvan Singers
Sylvan Stringers
All proceeds benefit
Epiphany’s Community Meal Program
Come and celebrate our tenth Anniversary

and over 100,000 meals served
For tickets call 707-592-9638

Spinach and Ricotta Turnovers
Spinach, Ricotta

Chicken and Green Onion Cobbler $25/pan 9x18
Chicken, ham, peas, green onions, parsley, cheese, parsley, milk

Potato and Portobello Mushroom Cakes 2 cakes $4

Feta Cheese and Artichoke Strudel with Red Pepper Sauce - Large Strudel $15 or $5per piece
onion, thyme, vegetable broth, balsamic vinegar, onion, artichoke hears, feta, phyllo dough

Black Bean, Corn and Squash Salad $6/quart
Black, corn, red onion, bell pepper, parsley, summer squash, garlic

Orange-Date and Nut Diamonds $4
Orange syrup sweetens the cake and the fruit. Cinnamon, chocolate, walnuts, orange peel

Chocolate Fudge Torte -$5/piece
Bittersweet Chocolate with pastry crust.

Strawberry/Chocolate Eclairs $4 for 2 eclairs
Taste like a traditional Eclair with the added sliced strawberries

Lemon Buttermilk Cake $4/piece
this comes with a lemon cream cheese frosting

Banana with Blueberries Muffins $2/muffin

Raisin and Cardamom Granola Bars $2 bars 5

Chewy Ginger Cookies $5 for 6

Ice Cream
Pistachio Ice Cream $5/pint

Deliveries will be Sunday from 9am-11am. at the Fairfield office

Friday, May 14, 2010

Old is timeless

I don't know what the attraction is, but I have always liked old things. Perhaps it is the untold story that lingers within the object. I like old houses, old kitchen items, old cars and old books. In fact, I much prefer old to anything new. To me old things provide comfort. They are well worn and used. There is a history to something that has scratches, dings and torn pages. Anything that appears to seen many a day is just my cup of tea.

The old items I have collected at various places are some of my most cherished. My great grandma's quilts, generations of family silver, recipes handed down from various people, old plates from car boot sales in England and the list goes on.

I have many collections of older things that I have started and some that I would like to start. The list is endless. Old linens, antique pie tins, belik china, pie flutes.

In the meantime, everytime I use the hand-embroidered linen that I aquired from my grandparent's closet, I will wonder how many other tables it was laid across. A reminder of my Grandma is seen in every stitch so lovingly crocheted into blankets. My Aunt Kathee is renown for her garage sale skills and has loads of collectibles. Perhaps I should plan a trip to Vancouver soon as I hear she is on the verge of decluttering.

For now, I guess I better take my "old" self to the kitchen and wish that my skin had the patina of aged furniture.

Deliveries will be on Sunday from 9a.m. - 11a.m.

We will be at the Farmers Market with baked good which will feature Strawberries, cherries and blueberries



Chicken and Blue Cheese Pie (10 inch Pie) $25 or $5/serving

chicken breast, zucchini, mushrooms, blue cheese, mascarpone cheese

Baked Ziti with spicy pork Full Tray $25 or $5/serving

pancetta, pork shoulder, hot Italian sausage, onion, carrots, celery, garlic, thyme, tomato

Vegetable Strudel $5/serving

carrots, green beans, broccoli florets, leeks, sweetcorn, cheese, basil

Goat Cheese, Zucchini and Mint Tart in a cheese crust $4/serving

Goat Cheese, zucchini, fresh mint, parm cheese


Sesame chicken salad with ginger lime dressing $7/quart


Fresh Strawberry Cinnamon Rolls $3/cinnamon roll or $12/Tray (12 in a tray)Strawberries, cinnamon, yeast, milk


Lemon semolina cake with strawberry jam $4/slice

lemon, semolina, strawberry jam

Cherry-mascarpone tart $4/tart

fresh cherries, mascarpone shortcrust pastry

Blueberry trifle $5/trifle

elderflower cordial, blueberry conserve, custard, blueberries, pistachios


Blueberry and almond cookies $5/bag 8 cookies

Ice Cream

Strawberry and Sage Ice Cream $5/quart