Local food + local couple who likes to cook = yummmm

The Cooks

The Cooks

We are a couple that likes to cook, and likes to eat — and take long walks to burn the calories from all those home cooked meals. The key ingredients? Local food from Petaluma, Sonoma county and nearby growers. Tomorrow we are collecting organic vegetables from a small garden that is tended by a fourth generation Petaluma man who runs a family bar named after his grandfather, Ernie, (also his namesake) — Ernies Tin Bar.  Following that, we will pick up fresh bread and other products at the local farmers market on Wednesday in downtown Petaluma. More to come on what we create, including recipes, stories, and hopefuly some laughs (an important ingredient in all we cook together.)




  1. Richard Stark said,

    August 31, 2009 at 7:34 am

    Nicely done!

  2. berkelly said,

    August 31, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Thank you Richard!

  3. Judy Shipsey said,

    September 3, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    Kelly and Berkley! Well done!! I’m impressed… I am forwarding your blog address on to some select friends who love food. Now you’d better come up with something super creative for our santa cruz wknd!!

  4. Richard Stark said,

    September 9, 2009 at 8:33 am

    Yummy! Now I want a pizza, and it’s 1:35 AM! No chance! Ha ha!

  5. Markela Manesis said,

    September 10, 2009 at 2:36 am

    Wow, Kel, you found a guy who cooks AND is a “cute-y patoot-y”, as you like to say!!! I like him already.

    Tom and I have found the Creamery, too, and their cheese is truly wonderful. Your recipes sound delicious, and your technique quite masterful. I look forward to a meal with you both, and to reciprocating from our garden.

  6. Karen Lamson said,

    September 20, 2009 at 3:10 am

    Kelly, Judy passed this blog on to me and I loved it. Mark looks great and so happy to be helping with the cooking. Can you add me on to your blog. I really don’t know how to do it. Loved the beet reciepe and the whole idea of your blog.

  7. clare08 said,

    September 30, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    Cyn here. Loved the blog. Can’t wait to meet Berkley, come down to Pasadena and cook with us. xoxo Cyn

  8. Ramsis Azer said,

    January 14, 2010 at 3:18 am

    Very impressive and tasty blog….have authentic Egyptian recipes to share!

    • berkelly said,

      January 14, 2010 at 8:14 pm

      Thanks Ramsis! I’ve never had Egyptian food, a new experience sounds wonderful.

  9. Kathy said,

    October 31, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    Looking to locate Joy Dolcini whose name is mentioned somewhere in this blog per google can you help?

    • berkelly said,

      November 1, 2012 at 1:54 am

      Hi Kathy,

      I’ve passed your contact info. om to Joy. I’m sure she will be in touch.

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