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Slower Cooker recipes w/ NO red meat or pork?

Could anyone please suggest healthy-ish slow cooker recipes that have no red meat or pork? Poultry and seafood are fine though.


Nov 05, 2010
tenspeedsf in Home Cooking

Please recommend intimate cooking classes

My husband took a "Dungeness crab season" cooking class at Two in SOMA last year and loved it. The chef encouraged active participation and, from what I heard, the wine flowed freely. I'm definitely going to join him next time.

deli / picnic / take-out places in Sonoma & Napa Valleys?

We enjoy getting take-away from Cafe Citti in Kenwood. It's conveniently located about halfway down the Sonoma winery trail; just about the time we get hankering for some lunch, it's there!

Bay area cooking classes for gift?

Lives To Eat,

Here it is, two years after you posted your message about Hawthorne Lane's cooking classes-- and I'm just SO HAPPY that I've read your post! I'm going to buy a gift certificate for my husband this Christmas so that he can take their Dungeness Crab Festival class in March. He will LOVE it! Thank you for your enthusiastic recommendation.


napa restaurants with decent portions-please review my choices

My husband and I got married in May and held our tiny, tiny (14 people) wedding "reception" at Celadon, a locals' favorite in downtown Napa. They serve what they call "global comfort food" and it's oh-so-good.

On the two occasions we dined there before choosing it for our wedding meal we were seated next to chefs from other Napa restaurants who were dining there with their families.

The service is wonderful and the wine list is a good value. They offer a "buy a bottle, free corkage on a bottle", which was a money-saver at our wedding.

We feel we really found a hidden gem. Perhaps I shouldn't tell you about it? ;-) Don't tell anyone else!

If you had to visit just one winery in Napa Valley, which would it be?

I'd second the recommendation for Sterling Vineyards in Calistoga. It's a wonderful winery. They're known for their Merlots and Cabernet Sauvignon.

I'd also recommend Artesa in the Carneros region of Napa. The emphasis here is on Spanish varietals, which are hit-or-miss in my opinion. I love their sparkling and Pinots. Artesa is off the main drag, which is nice. It tends to attact visitors who like to go off-the-beaten-path (Hwy 29) for good wine in a artsy-casual setting.

Please do yourself a big favour and avoid V. Sattui. Oh, it's SO not good. This should be evident by the dozens of tour buses in the parking lot.

Croquembuche Available at Douce France in Palo Alto

I love Douce France. They put a little dessert on every sandwich plate. What a nice touch!

Recs lunch or early dinner near San Mateo Fairgrounds

If the antique show leaves you famished, you must try Pancho Villa Taqueria in downtown San Mateo. Drive north on Delaware Ave., left on 4th Ave., right on B Street. It's the second storefront on the right.

My husband and I call this place "our second kitchen". They serve up delicious, filling burritos and dinner plates for cheap. We're there at least twice a week.

frozen yogurt in san mateo?

Yumi Yogurt's pretty good, if the line of customers out the door on any given weekend is any indication. Try the Lappert's Hawaiian ice cream.

Sushi Sam's San Mateo?

Sushi Sam's is a local favorite of mine. Although the ambiance there is practically non-existent (sticky menus, plastic plates and cups), it's THE spot in San Mateo for fresh fish. I haven't tried the omakase, however some of the seasonal seafood (which is served with the omakase) is fantastic. Try the butterfish or black cod, if they're available.