Playing With My Food ~
A journal about food, thought, travel, and life; by Chef & Raconteur Chaz French.

Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati – In Memory Of

Ma Fire Puja

I can hear her screaming, shrieking wildly with joy and abundance, it’s the scream she would let out whenever one of her Queens arrived late, trying to slink in unnoticed, and then in her thick Brooklyn accent, she’d flatly state: “You’re late.” Oh those screams and the laughter in howls and huzzahs, a cacophony of […]

Pics, it happened.

Mendocino Botanical Garden

A few photos from my weekend at Syd & Ken’s fabulous Mendocino hideaway.     Tweet

Baked Sundays: Recipe: Banana Bar Bites

Banana Bar Bites

This weekend I was away visiting my friends in Mendocino, pics from that to come.   While i was staying with Sydnee & Ken I got to watch as Ken made this recipe.  It’s strangely fascinating to watch someone else make something from my instructions.  As promised here’s the recipe for the Banana Bar Bites from […]

Getaway

CaliCoast

Spring Break for the kids at school and the adults that work there too. I’m in a sacred place far from the likes of partying spring breakers and girls ‘gone wild’ a spot  in the ‘Emerald Triangle’ of California full of aging hippies, bikers, weed farmers, military types, and BnB’s. Of course I left the […]

Baked Sundays: Banana Bar Bites

Banana Bar Bites

I really have to apologize for going all ‘Food Porn” on my Baked Sundays posts, but here we are with another experiment that is almost perfect, but I need to verify the recipe works one more time before sharing it. My goal today was simple, bake something fresh with ingredients on hand, no trips to […]

Baked Sundays, a little early

Chocolate Cake Test 2 & 3

Hola!  So while I will be baking on Sunday, the site will be undergoing some background maintenance and I won’t be able to post tomorrow’s baking until Monday.  And yes, I said a little early up top because, I have for you test 2 and 3 of the chocolate cake from last week’s BS. In […]