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December 2012

November 30, 2012

Time for some Comfort Food!
Soup is one of my very favorite things to eat this time of the year, and there is no shortage of ideas and flavors with such an abundance of winter vegetables. In ‘Plats du Jour’, you will find many recipes for soups, including Wild Mushroom, Butternut Squash, Truffled Potato & Leek, Carrot with Fava Bean Pistou, Chilled Asparagus, and Parsnip & Ciipollini Onion. In our first book, the girl & the fig Cookbook, there are another dozen recipes such as the popular Cauliflower Gruyere Soup and the White Bean & Duck Confit Soup.
When preparing soup, here are a few tips that will make your soup even better:
1 – Use the best ingredients you can find – seasonal vegetables, fresh herbs and especially a good quality stock.
2 – If you do not make your own stock, you can buy broth from the store.  Read the label – use a low sodium version so that you can control your seasoning.
3 – Speaking of seasoning, do it in layers – a little bit of salt in each of the preparation steps will prevent over seasoning.
4 – If you want a creamy soup, try nonfat Greek yogurt instead of cream, but remember to add it to the soup off of the heat or it may curdle.
5 – Lastly, experiment with flavors and textures that you like and even different garnishes that will change it up a bit.

My mom is heading out for a visit in a few weeks, so I can be assured of having some of her amazing Chicken Soup (hint, hint).

Happy Holidays to all of our family & friends.
As we look back on a very busy year, we have so much to be thankful for.Our staff has worked tremendously hard to show you the best of Sonoma, from the earth, the vine and our hearts.

We are looking forward to an exciting 2013, with lots of fun in store for all of us!

Keep in touch, we will keep you posted!

December 13
Late Night at Cornerstone

We will be signing books and making a recipe from the book!

Vietnam in the Springtime

Silversea’s Silver Shadow

Hong Kong, Coastal Vietnam, Singapore
April 2 – April 11

As I research my upcoming trip to Coastal Vietnam, I am getting more and more excited to go!  Of course, I am thinking about the food and what interesting dishes I will get to see and taste. I am dreaming of the markets (which look to be on small boats) and bicycles, and I am inspired by the colors of the landscapes and the big smiles of not only the Buddhas but the children and the locals in their homes.

Follow my Vietnam Pinterest Board and see if you can see where my excitement is coming from!

Contact Millennium Travel for more information at 831-659-0151 or view the website.

Ping Pong in Sonoma!

Our first Ping Pong Social was a success! Thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy the festivities. We saw some incredible games with trick shots, spin and even a few bulls eyes.

After about 8 rounds, we were able to crown Joe the winner of the 1st Double Elimination Championship.

The chefs prepared an array of food appropriate for Ping Pong, including Parmesan-Truffle Popcorn, Miniature Beef-Brie Sliders, Spicy Chicken Wings, Sinful Macaroni & Cheese, Antipasti, and a Dessert Buffet.
We had an official Ball Girl, Tournament Timer & Score Keeper and Barmen!

Look for more Ping Pong Socials in the Future or Host one at Suite D for your friends next year!

Midnight shopping?

Visit our new webstore, same great products,easier to find what you are looking for!

If you are a retailer and are interested in carrying our products in your store – give us a call at 866-420-FIGS


Our D CAFE will POP-UP in January.

Wed & Thur Nights will be Dinner at the D ~  featuring a different set menu each week.

Expect great reasonably priced comfort food from our Chefs, unique wines and a bit of fun!

Menus and pricing will be posted on the Suite D website, the Event Calendar andEVENTBRITE.

Tickets must be pre-paid through EVENTBRITE in advance.

Suite D

RECENT Suite D photographs from the Backer Party on October19th.
by Megan Clouse



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