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Cottage History – Part I

 This is the first in a series of posts about the history of our cottages. To start, I chose the first two waterfront cottages, “Al’s” and “Ruthie’s” which are named after the second owners of Nick’s Cove: Al and Ruth …

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Fresh From the Croft

As a chef, the most important thing to me is finding high quality ingredients.  That’s why I can say I’m truly lucky to work across the street from our own 2+ acre croft.  Our farmer, Lucas Shapiro, is in full …

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Sailing on Tomales Bay

On an overcast afternoon a few members of the Nick’s Cove Crew and I had the opportunity to experience Tomales Bay … on Tomales! The four of us boarded a sweet 32′ catamaran, ready and waiting with a gorgeous platter of …

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Happy New Year

2014 has been an exciting and dramatic year at Nick’s Cove. We started the year (and sadly endured many months) with a drought; however, joyfully, we ended the year with much-needed rains … we opened our two acre on-site garden, aptly named the Croft, complete with …

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Breaking Bread with Della Fattoria

“Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts.” James Beard. Just the thought of bread baking in the oven evokes a sense of awe for me … most …

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Cozy Warm for Winter

The holidays are fast approaching, the temperatures are dropping, and my mind is turning to the things that keep me toasty! The season has me craving rich food, velvety wines, blazing fires and hot cocktails. My new favorite drink to …

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DiBufula Dairy – Gelato West Marin Style

Several weeks ago our Executive Chef walked into my office and said, “I have a surprise for you,” and he plopped down a few cartons of what looked like ice cream and a bunch of spoons. What I tasted, however, …

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Mixed Greens

Many of you have heard that we hired a farmer and have begun the (huge) task of giving our once-forgotten garden on the hill a beautiful face-lift, complete with a new name: Frog Creek Farms. With many hours of hard, …

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BMW Road Trip

I am always interested in how people find us; what magazine article they read, what social media they saw, what advertisement they saw; was it their friend’s word-of-mouth, or the ultimate: return guests! Today I was in the lodging office …

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Social Media Mania

Nick’s Cove is no different than the rest of the millions of businesses out there that have jumped into the ever-changing, super-fast, can’t-keep-up world of Social Media.  So, for all you social media junkies, who happen to also like what …

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