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Sativa Peterson

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2013

    20 Ways to Start the Christmas Season in Metro Phoenix, from Gingerbread to Egg Nog

    Need to get a jump-start on the holiday season? Here's the best of Chow Bella Christmases past to get through the gift exchanges, potlucks, and other energy-sucking celebrations. ENTERTAINING Top 10 Christmas Beers The Amazon Wine Shop Now Ships to Arizona 10 Favorite Places to Get Tamales in Me ... More >>

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    January 29, 2013

    Laurie Notaro and Others Tell Stories of Food and Love at Crescent Ballroom Feb. 12

    What does spaghetti have to do with love? Only Laurie Notaro knows, and she's not telling -- not til Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. when Chow Bella presents Candy Hearts, our second public reading at Crescent Ballroom in downtown Phoenix. See also: - Laurie Notaro's Eight Food(ie) Terms Past Their Ex ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 20, 2012
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    December 13, 2012

    Elizabeth Naranjo's "Good Enough" Fudge

    Ah, the holidays. Christmas is all about love, sharing, sweetness and light -- and keeping the antacids handy. In keeping with the spirit of the season, Chow Bella presents "Eating Christmas," in which some of our favorite writers nosh on the real lessons we learn this time of year. Today, Elizabeth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2012

    For Sativa Peterson, Nothing Says Christmas Like Glitter on Your Toast

    Ah, the holidays. Christmas is all about love, sharing, sweetness and light -- and keeping the antacids handy. In keeping with the spirit of the season, Chow Bella presents "Eating Christmas," in which some of our favorite writers nosh on the real lessons we learn this time of year. Today, Sativa Pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Chow Bella's Thanksgiving Dining Guide: Where to Dine Out in Metro Phoenix (Make Your Reservations Now!)

    Now that it's November and the election is over, one thing is on every American's mind: Thanksgiving. This year it's fairly early -- Thursday, November 22 -- so it'll sneak up before you know it. If thinking about two weeks of planning, stocking up, and preparing to cook for a large group leaves you ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 1, 2012
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    March 1, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Five Favorite Patios for Dining and Drinking in Metro Phoenix

    ​Let's face it, if anyone should be celebrating the death of summer, it's Phoenix. And what better way to do so than by dining on the killer patio digs of one of our awesome local restaurants. Here are five of our favorite patio spots around town that we've been waiting oh-so-impatiently to chill ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 2, 2011
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    November 11, 2010

    Pie Social: Jar Pies

    Sativa Peterson​It started when our sister-in-law, Ryan, said she was making jar pies. Jar Pies! What's that? "Oh you make pie in canning jars, then you can either freeze them or bake them". Holy cow, why didn't we know about this? Individual servings of pie in a jar?    This is i ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010

    Pie Social: No Need for Humble Pie

    The first-ever Pie Social -- to be held Saturday, November 13, 2 to 6 p.m. at 5th Street and Roosevelt -- is right around the corner. While we wait, we are busy trying to flex our pie-baking muscles. We've never made lemon meringue pie before so this seems like the perfect time to try our hand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    A Pie-Inspired Superhero Name -- How Can We Resist?

    Sativa Peterson​Chow Bella contributor Sativa Peterson is a good writer and a good cook. Just yesterday, she retired as our Monday Night Martha -- an exhausting role she recapped in some hits and misses. Sativa also has her own lovely blog -- called a little bird told me -- and toda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    Blueberry Crisp, Fresh for Summer

    Sativa Peterson​Blueberries were on sale so we picked up a few pints and stuck them in our grocery basket. They looked so summery -- plump and blue and delicious. But what should we make to capture this fruit at the peak of freshness? We thought briefly about blueberry muffins, but settled inste ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 3, 2010
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    May 3, 2010

    Kale Salad with Gouda, Pear, and Walnuts: Monday Night Martha

    Sativa Peterson​Sorry people - salad again. We've always felt like our salad repertoire was just well, sad. So for the sake of personal improvement we've decided to work on it. Also - meager little confession - we want to eat more kale. Here's the thing about kale -- It makes us feel like we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    Roasted Fingerling and Tomato Salad with Green Beans and Arugula : Monday Night Martha

    Sativa Peterson​After a week of celebrating four family birthdays - culminating in a night of karaoke - salad is definitely on the menu. With too much cake and drinks, and not enough vegetables, all we want is salad. Perusing Martha's options we found this tasty sounding one: Roasted Fingerl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    In the Kitchen With... Chandler Firefighters

    Last time, In the Kitchen brought you Italian Wedding Soup, this week we had a much different experience with the firefighters of Chandler.Sativa PetersonEngine 287 in the kitchen​Today I'm eating lunch with engine 287 of the Chandler Fire Department. I've been given a tip -- bring ice cream -- so ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 4, 2009
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