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Lemon Almond Cake

This has become a Ranch Table classic recipe. My dear friend, Katie Hames, baked this for our Paella Gathering and it was such a huge hit that we have added it to a few more...

Santa Rosa Plum Margarita

In the first week of August of every year, Santa Barbara celebrates Old Spanish Days Fiesta! It is a time when the town remembers its heritage and history. It has always been my favorite time in...

Classic Strawberry Jam

  This is the most basic but a forever classic, strawberry jam recipe. I love making lots this season since the kids are huge fans and there is nothing like homemade jam ready and on...

Mulberry Summer Cocktail

  This cocktail is the perfect way to celebrate the beginning of summer. Mulberries have a short season, so these delicate long dark red berries are a delicacy for this region. I have found that...

Marrow Bones

Today’s focus on the benefits of bone broth may look like a trend, but it’s really a return to our cooking roots. Bones and bone marrow have been eaten for as long as humans have been eating meat.

End of Summer Salsa

This season is when the farms are bursting at the seams and the farmers’ markets are packed with every variety of summer vegetable imaginable.

Make-Ahead Blueberry Muffins

“Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk!” My 5-year-old is chirping with the biggest grin as he drops three blueberries into his pail while we pick our own from Santa Barbara Blueberries at Restoration Oaks Ranch, which is open the entire blueberry season from May to August.