Chef Eric’s Chilled Spring Asparagus Salad

Chilled Spring Asparagus Salad Ingredients 2 each Asparagus bunches 2 cups Couscous (uncooked) ½ cup Kalamata olives (pitted, sliced) ½ cup Feta cheese ¼ cup Pine nuts (toasted) ¼ cup Mint (chiffonade) 1 Lemon zest (use juice for dressing) 1 tsp Salt ½ tsp Black pepper Dressing ⅓ cup Extra Virgin olive oil 3 tbsp […]

Toscana Iron Chef – Mary Kallusky’s Pork Chops With A Twist!

We would like to thank our contestants who attended the second Iron Chef Competition. Chef Eric’s team comprised of Tandy Bowers, Tim Haidinger & Barbara Hanna battled it out in our Kitchen Stadium with Chef Jake’s team comprised of Sally Schreter, Lisa Katsman & Christine Maginn – Goguen. It was a fierce battle but the […]

Toscana Iron Chef – Hope’s Corn Dish Recipe

Many thanks to our contestants at our first ever Iron Chef Competition. Chef Eric’s team comprised of Patti Estrabook, Mary Kallusky, Sharon King Peterson, Hope Pettinger and Chef Jake’s team of Roula Younes, Marcy Tonkin, Victoria McCurley, Judy Diamond and Nhu Forrest. They battled it out in our Kitchen Stadium and it was a fierce […]

Chef Eric’s Asian Style Halibut Recipe

Asian Style Alaskan Halibut in Parchment Ingredients 1 Bok choy (thickly sliced) or 4 Baby Bok choy (ends trimmed) 1 Red bell pepper (thinly sliced lengthwise) 4 Alaskan halibut fillets (6-ounce) ½ tsp black pepper 3 Scallions (white and green parts), thinly sliced on a diagonal 1 Lemongrass, thinly sliced on a diagonal ½ Orange […]

Toscana Wellness Series – Robert deStefano

Robert deStefano is our visiting speaker and lead a thriving San Francisco advertising agency with a life of location commercial shoots and campaign launches. It also came with the hefty price tag of chronic insomnia, anxiety and declining health. The bust of 2000 impacted deStefano’s firm, leading ultimately to its sale. Jobless for the […]

Toscana November Book Club

The Toscana Book Club had its first meeting in November at Kathleen Capalbo’s home to listen to renowned author, Kiana Davenport discuss her novel, House of Many Gods. Ms. Davenport is an American author of part-Hawaiian ancestry. Her novels are connected combining Hawaiian family saga with references to Hawaiian political and social history from the […]