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