Blog Posts - Cocoaplanet



The Holidays (And Guests) Are Upon Us So If You're Coming To Sonoma, Check This Out!

    I live in a tourist town. I suppose I always have in one form or another. I grew up in San Francisco (where I was the little kid sticking my tongue out at tourists at the Powell and Market cable car turnaround) definitely a tourist...
by The Colors Of Indian Cooking on Dec 14, 2016

A Fast Cooling Soup Made For Tomato Season.

   Summer has hit Sonoma and we are already knee deep in delicious sweet tomatoes. I don't think I actually ever really tasted a proper fresh tomato until we started spending time in Sonoma. Before that the only tomatoes I'd had tasted like...
by The Colors Of Indian Cooking on Jun 21, 2016

Just In Time for This Weekends Festivities, Gluten Free (or not) Blueberry Tarts with Buttermilk Ice Cream.

     It's blueberry season here in Sonoma and the berries are available all over town at prices I just couldn't resist. I've been woking on a lot of all gluten-free, low sugar desserts for the new CocoaPlanet Tasting Room and Bist...
by The Colors Of Indian Cooking on May 24, 2016

Down and Dirty and Gluten Free...Edible Dirt

          The reason my posts have been a bit sporadic of late is I have been working for the CocoaPlanet people who are opening their new chocolate factory and Bistro here in Sonoma. A few months back the...
by The Colors Of Indian Cooking on May 3, 2016

Jacques Pepin's Birthday Cake And The Best Icing Ever. CocoaPlanet Mandarin Orange Ganache.

   Last month we journeyed down from Sonoma, and spent an evening in San Francisco at the Herbst Theatre for Chef Jacques Pepin's birthday party.  The reason for all this was our friends at CocoaPlanet were tasked with baking Chef Pepi...
by The Colors Of Indian Cooking on Nov 7, 2015

Have A Cookie My Dear. Buckwheat Gluten Free Macarons.

   When I was planning my North Festival menu a few weeks ago, I felt I was doing great until it came to dessert. Cloud Berries? Not hardly. Not around here at least. I was also not about to run across any birch syrup easily. I looked thoug...
by The Colors Of Indian Cooking on Sep 12, 2013

What's Been Going On Here.....Cookie, Cookie.

   Since I haven't posted a recipe for nearly a week it doesn't mean I haven't been cooking. Well, sometimes it does but definitely not right now. I have been in the kitchen every single day. Once we got the latest draft of our pilot script...
by The Colors Of Indian Cooking on Sep 5, 2013

Chocolate and Mint. Mousse for the Masses

   This last weekend was Oscar weekend or as it's known around our house, The Hollywood Super Bowl. For years, even when I was a little kid, the whole family would park itself in front of the Teevee to watch the dresses, the glamour and all...
by The Colors Of Indian Cooking on Feb 28, 2013

Gluten Free Chocolate Mandarin Orange Cake

    I'd meant to get to this recipe sooner, but like a lot of stuff at the end of the year, "shit happens" as the old saying goes. I cooked an Indian buffet for Alan's birthday last week and while I'd ordered the traditional Birthday Prince...
by The Colors Of Indian Cooking on Jan 4, 2013

Perfect Party Poppers. Date Pistachio Truffles

   This is the time of year to roll out the sweet stuff. Even if you never indulge at other times of the year, holidays seem to give natural immunity. I can eat this, it's so small. With various family parties work gatherings and religious...
by The Colors Of Indian Cooking on Dec 8, 2012


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