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Bandit’s Bungalow: Cottage History-Part 2

Continuing with my series on the history of the cottages at Nick’s Cove, this week I will tell you about Bandit’s Bungalow. Bandit’s Bungalow is one of the original cottages on the waterfront and was remodeled in the early 2000’s …

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Migration of the Swallows

At the beginning of May I await the return of the swallows; the migratory barn swallows appeared at Nick’s Cove on May 6th.  Suddenly, they are darting, and swooping over and under our pier.  They begin building nests, which you …

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Oyster Bar and Waterfront Lounge

School is out! Congratulations to all the graduates of 2015! It’s time to relax and enjoy the beautiful summer! My favorite place to unwind and take in the sights at Nick’s Cove is our Waterfront Lounge & Oyster bar. The …

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Nick’s Cove is closer than you think; however, getting here involves a series of twists and turns on historic Highway 1, complete with breathtaking views of the coast and Tomales Bay. I say “however” because with that view and those …

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I love gin. So should you.

The glory days for the cocktail were between the late 1800’s and prohibition. This is when the martini became popular and when many of the classic gin cocktails were invented. Back then, gin was the number one clear spirit in America; only whiskey was higher in consumption. When Prohibition …

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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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Spring in 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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