Stuffed Squid Anyone?

There is nothing like a trip to France to motivate me to try new recipes.  The French have their hot meal at lunch time and dinner is less substantial.  During this past trip we spent several days with in Brittany where my uncle goes out fishing on his boat every morning.  The English Channel must… Read more »

Cellar Workers call NOW!!

Job Title: Cellar Worker Industry: Wine Location: St. Helena Job Duration: Temp (thru Harvest) Work Schedule Monday-Friday 6am shift/10am shift Pay: $10-14/hr Qualifications: Harvest/Cellar experience Contact: Jane Tanner, 707-552-7800 If you’re an experienced cellar worker, we need to talk!  The season is cranking up and we have positions ready to go.  If you know… Read more »

Meatloaf avec Epinards

??????????????????Traveling to France recently has my checking account on empty so we’re eating frugally for a few weeks. The Euro has been painfully higher than the dollar for several years now. Fortunately, we were able to eat most meals with family and friends and didn’t have to spend much dining out. I picked up some… Read more »

Jobs We've Recently Filled 8/26/11

Industry Job Title Pay Location Education Controller $84K/yr Sonoma Wine Sales Department Admin $31K/yr Benicia Manufacturing Purchasing Specialist $35K/yr Napa Manufacturing Customer Service Technician $60K/yr Napa Municipality Accounting Assistant $19/hr Napa County

Gyros Not Euros

Yesterday we had gyros for dinner.  They are pretty easy to make.  My husband found an inexpensive cut of lamb, chopped it in bite sized chunks, and browned them in a frying pan.  Lamb renders plenty of fat, and as I understand it, traditional gyro sandwiches are made with fatty meats.  Our meat wasn’t cooked… Read more »

Too Busy Cooking….

It’s been more than a month since my last post….I’m failing in the New Year’s Reso department.  There are so many recipes and menus to share I don’t know where to begin.  On Memorial Day, I served brunch for the Consul General of France and other special guests.  We managed to dodge the rain that… Read more »

A Voice in the Wilderness?

Fear of loss is one of the most powerful human motivators.  It is unparalleled in rousing people to action.  Recently, Sonomans were confronted with the specter of losing our city’s charm to the dreaded “big box”.  Before the entire city follows the staff and some members of the council off in a stampede to choke… Read more »

Jobs We've Recently Filled (6/14/11)

Here’s a sample of the kinds of jobs we’ve filled in the past few weeks.  If you’re still looking, hang in there. Things continue to improve.  If you’d like to know about other jobs we’ve filled give us a call, 707-552-7800.  For a current listing of jobs we are recruiting for click here. Congratulations to… Read more »

Success: What You Don't Say is Important!

HERE’S WHAT NOT TO SAY ON BUSINESS PHONE CALLS! Whether you are a secretary, receptionist, sales person or executive, the way in which you handle the telephone can go a long way toward determining your success or failure. The following phrases should never be used by themselves during business calls with a customer, colleagues, clients… Read more »

Punch Bowl Revival

Living in Wine Country, we don’t see a lot of punch served at parties. Most of my friends don’t own a punch bowl set and neither did I until recently. We served lunch yesterday after my daughter’s First Communion. My friend Laura found this recipe on Epicurious and it’s a winner. She encouraged me to… Read more »