Celebrate Italian life!

Delightful Homemade ‘Pumpkin Biscotti’ Doggie Treats…Happy Fall For Your Pup!

Italian fashion, Italian food, Italian cars…la dolce vita it is!  Car week was an amazing time on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula. It is an end of summer tradition in our area, a changing passage of summer to autumn... marked by the exit of tourists and cars. Let's revisit the fun and get inspired!   FASHION…… Continue reading Delightful Homemade ‘Pumpkin Biscotti’ Doggie Treats…Happy Fall For Your Pup!

Salad in a Jar

Cool Salads for Warm Autumn Days

Hello Indian Summer! Warm California days makes one revisit ideas for a cool lunch. This week we are doing a long time Huckleberry Hill favorite, layered salads inside a mason jar.  When building your 'salad in a jar' remember these tips: Dressing goes in first. Layer heavy to light (protein, beans, beats, fruit, nuts on… Continue reading Cool Salads for Warm Autumn Days

Oktoberfest Fall Festival

Kick off Autumn with Oktoberfest, at the Carmel Barnyard

  September is the gateway to autumn festivities. Yes, fall is wonderful…apple picking, pumpkin patches…Oktoberfest. No need to head to Germany to experience Bavarian culture. Join us along the Pacific Coast of California at the Carmel Barnyard, for the largest Bavarian gathering of the Central Coast. FOOD-BEER-MERRYMAKING -USHER IN THE AUTUMN SEASON- During this marvelous… Continue reading Kick off Autumn with Oktoberfest, at the Carmel Barnyard

Arancini and Sicilian Celebrations

Arancini – Sicilian Pride Featuring International Chef Manuel Morsiani

Chef Manuel Morsiani embraces the Italian influenced California lifestyle culture 'mash up'!

Frittata is the Perfect Solar Eclipse Party Feature!

Frittata, Solar Eclipse and Huckleberry Hill Adventure

The sun image is 'picture perfect' in the yellow hues and round shape of a classic frittata. Fabulous for a solar eclipse dinner party! Simple egg frittata for dinner on Monday, August 21st sounds good to us! The kids have spent the day at school focusing on the eclipse. The news is all a buzz… Continue reading Frittata, Solar Eclipse and Huckleberry Hill Adventure

Fresh Pasta is a DELIGHT!

Fabulous Fresh ‘Red Wine Pasta’ With Chef Morsiani

Chef and friend Manuel Morsiani has a wonderful fresh pasta technique to share. Adore the color and texture of this pappardelle, don't you? This fresh pasta is made with red wine and egg yolks. Chef Manuel uses Chianti. This technique reminds me of the time Nonna Cathy, Eric, Bella Sophia and I spent in a… Continue reading Fabulous Fresh ‘Red Wine Pasta’ With Chef Morsiani

Local Tips For a Magical Big Sur Day!

Big Sur Local Style

Want to have a 'prep-free' and glorious Big Sur day trip? Looking for a feel good hippie vibe mixed with a bit of glam? Huckleberry Hill readers have e-mailed asking, "what are favorite day trips from your Pebble Beach home?" The answer; Big Sur. We pack up tubes, water bottles and towels, that's it. No… Continue reading Big Sur Local Style