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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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Pet Friendly and Then Some …

Nick’s Cove is known far and wide to be pet-friendly (Pet Passionate actually) … with dogs, even birds! So, you can imagine that nobody on my staff even blinked an eye when we saw our long-faced friend relaxing in our world famous Boat …

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Shucking Good Time!

Maybe I should not announce this publicly, but here goes … I cannot shuck an oyster very well! Trust me, I have tried: with gloves, no gloves, round handle, long handle, plastic handle, wooden handle, short shucker, longer shucker, on …

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The Life of an Oyster

Here at Nick’s Cove we pride ourselves on our knowledge of these tasty bi-valves, so here are a few fun facts about oysters that will make you the terror of any beachside trivia group!  * The word “oyster” was first used …

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From Flower to Flute

On a recent visit to Heidrun Meadery I learned about a very old, yet newly re-emerging method of creating a tasty sparkling beverage.  Heidrun Meadery, located in Point Reyes Station, is producing several varietals of naturally sparkling meads using the traditional Methode Champenoise. We arrived …

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Hot Summer Days and Horse Feathers

Here at Nick’s Cove, we have found ourselves in the middle of a Tomales heat wave over the last several days.  Anybody who lives more than 5 miles east of Tomales would consider five consecutive days of temperatures in the …

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Chicken Littles at Nick’s Cove

If you have ever enjoyed a farm-fresh egg you know that I speak the truth when I say: there is simply nothing better tasting … that plump golden yolk says “good morning” like no other breakfast item can!  While this is …

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Tomales Tonic

One thing I know for sure about our Restaurant Manager, Dean Castelli … he likes a good challenge! Recently, Dean was tasting wine at Taft Street Winery during one of our off-site staff wine trainings when the owner gave him a glass of the …

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Frog Creek Farms … the new Nick’s Cove Garden

For the past 2 years, the garden at Nick’s Cove has been dormant … just waiting, patiently for someone to come along and breathe new life into the rich, luscious coastal soil. In my very first blog post, I wrote …

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