Sushi Class with Morimoto’s chefs

Another one of Maureen’s wonderful gifts… a Sushi class by the chefs of Morimoto’s Napa restaurant. The class was called “Sushi & Sashimi: Fundamentals and History” and was taught by his Executive Chef Kang Kuan and Sushi Chef Ingi Son.…

  • May 4, 2013


Laura’s brother Barry caught this wonderful 20lb Salmon just outside the San Francisco Bay on Friday, and we had a big salmon barbecue in the back yard with the Cassianis, the Briskoviches, and the Truchards. I made the salmon two…

  • April 21, 2013

Canvas Collage

Rachel ( helped us put together this collage of canvasses for our living room.

  • January 26, 2013

Calistoga Safari

We visited Safari West in Calistoga (about 45 minutes north of Napa) this week-end with a group of Napa families and had a blast in 45 degree F weather doing a quick ‘Safari’.  Beautiful birds, monkeys, deer, giraffes, rhinos and a…

  • December 17, 2012

10-year Anniversary – Wine Tour

Maureen and I celebrated our 10-year anniversary with a limo wine tour in Napa with our friends Laura, Gimmi, Decker and Natalie.  We had a blast, visiting Black Coyote, Jessup, and Elizabeth Spencer.  We had an excellent pizza lunch at…

  • November 18, 2012

Violin Recital

The boys had their violin recital today, and did a fabulous job. Unfortunately, Daniel’s violin was completely out of tune for the first piece, but Beth Vye (his teacher) fixed it for his second piece. You can watch their whole…

  • November 11, 2012

Dirt to Dine – Daniel meets Chef Chiarello

Daniel had a one-week Dirt to Dine camp at Connolly Ranch where they learned where our food comes from, and how to prepare food all the way from harvesting to the plate. They learned about different food types and flavors.…

  • August 3, 2012

Evening at the Adderley’s

While Maureen was in Southern California for Eric’s 40th birthday party, us boys had an evening at the Adderley’s. I think this picture captures the evening well. The adults had a double-meat barbecue (lamb chops and tri-tip… yumm). Got back…

  • July 29, 2012

Wine Tasting with Charles and Kim

Charles and Kim came to the Bay Area for their vacation and joined me at St. Clement for a picnic and a wine tasting.  They came with their friends James and Caroline from Danville.  Tough to beat Sunshine Market sandwiches,…

  • July 14, 2012

July 5 ride with Rodin

Had a great ride with Rodin around Napa.  Went up Dry Creek Road, crossed over to the Napa Valley floor over Oakville Grade, then headed up the valley to Rutherford and crossed over to the Silverado Trail and up to…

  • July 5, 2012