Cooking with the Seasons at Rancho La Puerta

Recipes from the World-Famous Spa

By Deborah Szekely; Deborah M. Schneider; Robert Holmes (Photographer)
Stewart, Tabori, & Chang, Hardcover, 9781584797098, 206pp.

Publication Date: October 2008

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Great cookingusing fresh, seasonal, local ingredientsis at the heart of the experience offered by Rancho La Puerta, Baja California’s premier resort spa. Cooking with the Seasons transports that regenerative experience to your own home kitchen, changing the way you think about food and cookingand, just possibly, changing your life.


This is no diet cookbook,” however. For Rancho’s founder, Deborah Szekely, and co-author Deborah Schneider, food is the very force of life, and eating simply and healthfully is one of life’s most profound pleasures.


The book’s 120 recipes are organized as a series of completeand lusciousseasonal menus. As spring rouses the earth, you’ll awaken your taste buds with Sorrel and Spinach Salad with Roasted Cumin-Orange Vinaigrette. When summer arrives, your senses will dance with Poached Wild Salmon with Avocado-Tarragon Aioli. You’ll revel in fall’s brilliant colors with Carrot and Ginger Soup with Pears. And, in winter, you’ll welcome the new year with Mayan Chocolate Sorbet. Throughout, sidebar tips give valuable advice on everything from choosing the most healthful grains and flours, to preserving summer’s goodness with dried herbs and homemade jams.


About the Author
DEBORAH M. SCHNEIDER, CEC, is the executive chef at Jsix in the stylish Hotel Solamar in San Diego. A seasoned food writer, chef Schneider regularly publishes articles in "The San Diego Union-Tribune and regional magazines. She has lived and cooked on the border, in San Diego, California, for 22 years.My name is Robert Homes, a spiritual psychological healer based in Yorkshire, England. I offer one to one sessions, workshops, and seminars worldwide May I first congratulate you for seeking THE RAFT. The raft covers my transition from sceptic to believer with a faith and understanding of the spiritual side of life and how it has an impact on us all. Life awareness is the name I gave the fruits of my journey the lessons the intuitions the spiritual guidance and the eureka moments. I lay my life bare to validate the origins of the information of which I write, and I offer you the reader the opportunity to become your own teacher, your own healer, and your own judge. Dare you look in the mirror?
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