Blog: The Place to Dish with Fellow Foodies

Wherever I go, I sample the local cuisine, taste the regional wine and cocktails, and prowl for the best culinary products. Back at home, I experiment with my own food and beverage concoctions. Sometimes I travel with specific ingredients and tools so I can cook special dishes for family and friends. And nothing gets my creative juices flowing like holidays and entertaining. Sound familiar? If so, maybe my favorite discoveries, realizations, and recipes will inspire your own adventures, and you’ll want to share them here.

Mendocino Jams & Preserves are a Stranded Foodie Find


When heading out to Mendocino, off the coast of northern California, one of my favorite foodie places to visit in town is the charming Mendocino Jams & Preserves shop. Years ago, I discovered this little shop with it’s delectable offering of jams, preserves, [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Caputo 00 Flour Pizza Dough Recipe


I love, love, love a good pizza. One with a perfect thin delicate crust that crunches as you bite into it while still having a bit of softness and ‘chew’ in between layers. Know what I mean? [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Loves La Forêt Chocolates


La Forêt is one of my favorite places to indulge in when it comes to elegant chocolates  These chocolates are the perfect guilty pleasure for me, so I’m a big fan! My introduction to this Napa shop [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Likes Wolferman’s English Muffins


After receiving a gift box of Wolferman’s English Muffins this past holiday, I thought I would let you know about these delectable gems. Available by mail order or by their web site, they are much thicker (like double the size) than the [Read more…]

Oliver’s Market has Stranded Foodie Real Chocolate Sprinkles


We are proud to say that Oliver’s Market now has Stranded Foodie Real Chocolate Sprinkles. Located in Sonoma County, Oliver’s has 3 markets located in Cotati, Montecito, and Stony Point. If you haven’t been to any of their stores, you’re in for a real foodie experience. Each store has quite an [Read more…]

Vallergas Market has Stranded Foodie Real Chocolate Sprinkles


Last weekend, we had our first Stranded Foodie Real Chocolate Sprinkles tasting at the beautiful Vallergas Market, which is located in Napa, California. Located right off highway 29, it’s the perfect place to [Read more…]

Wild Flour Bread ~ A Stranded Foodie Favorite


During a gorgeous drive over to the Sonoma Coast with friends, when we came across this fantastic gem of a bakery located in the charming town of Freestone. This place was quite a find! Known as Wild Flour Bread, this bakery features a large brick oven where several varieties of baked sourdough breads, scones, and biscotti are [Read more…]

Banchini’s Markets has Stranded Foodie Real Chocolate Sprinkles in San Carlos and Portola Valley, California


We are so very excited that Banchini’s Markets now sells our Stranded Foodie “Real Chocolate Sprinkles.” Being our latest new customer, we held our first product tastings a couple of weeks ago to introduce our sprinkles to their customers. The two Peninsula locations include the charming town of San Carlos, California, and the other store is not [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Celebrates Bastille Day with Chantal Guillon Macarons


Irresistible French macarons are one of my favorite sweet indulgences. My love affair with them started at Bouchons Bakery, where they offer large versions of pure macaron goodness. Yum! I was hooked on [Read more…]

Elegant Woodhouse Chocolates ~ A Stranded Foodie Splurge


Every time I make a trip to St. Helen, I always pay a visit to the elegant Woodhouse Chocolate shop. This is one of my favorite chocolatiers around. And, their store windows are an impressive work of art to view! Seasonally, they dress up the windows with an amazing array of large chocolate figures like bunnies, pumpkins, high heeled shoes [Read more…]