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Green Bean Caesar Salad

After an absence of nine months (the longest absence in almost 20 years) I find myself in Palm Springs for the Memorial Day holiday. Memorial Day and Palm Springs is an important connection in my extended (non-genetic) family. So despite the changes in my life (my partner's travel-challenged mother has moved in with us) I'm pleased to say we found a way to continue the Memorial Day tradition of blazing desert sunshine and turquoise swimming pools. Of course there's more to a long weekend than frolicking in the sun. Memorial Day for us this year will include a grilled pizza party, hand-ground burgers, and sophisticated twilight dinners on the lawn. Read More


About Greg

I started my blog on a whim. I was looking for a creative challenge, which may sound odd because I spent 20 years as an entertainment industry photographer. I’m not talking paparazzi, I don’t have the personality to hide in the bushes! I like fresh takes on the familiar. My recipes are often simple, modern and colorful, with roots in traditional styles. I'm the author of two cookbooks. I’ve been a speaker at IFBC, Food Buzz and Camp Blogaway. I’ve led cooking demonstrations in Panama and Costa Rica and developed recipes for major brands. I’ve traveled to Peru, Mexico, Norway and Alaska to promote culinary and/or vineyard travel tours. I was even featured in Food & Wine Magazine. I also co-host The Table Set on Home Fries podcast network.