Holiday Gift Ideas from Pascale’s Kitchen
The holiday season is right upon us and it’s a great time to be creative in the kitchen. This time of year always brings with it great food and good friends. Whether you are reviving a favorite family recipe  (here’s one of mine), sharing an ethnic specialty, or basking in the joy of winter produce, food always adds to the holiday celebrations. It’s also a time for exchanging gifts, and I have some great last minute holiday gift ideas for all the foodies on your list, or maybe as gifts that Father Christmas can bring for you!
    • Les Fruits: Savory and Sweet Recipes from the Market Table: My latest book is all about fruit: 240 mouth-watering pages filled to the brim with new recipes that show cooking with fruit in a new light; from a multitude of delicious salads such as Apple, Fennel and Watermelon Radish or Citrus Salad with Avocado Vinaigrette, to main courses featuring succulent dishes such as a Roasted Duck with Apples, Parsnips and Leeks or Citrus Salmon, to a myriad of desserts such as an Eton Mess, a Pear and Pomegranate Pavlova or perhaps an Apple and Pear Strudel; all of these dishes celebrate fruit in all its guises.
    • Gift Sets: Food just tastes better when prepared and presented in appealing ways. We have a variety of salad bowls, salt sets, olive oil sets and more, all combined in thoughtful packages that will delight any serious cook.
    • Cook Books: All of my cookbooks make tantalizing additions to any cook’s library. Choose one of the Menu for All Seasons books or get the boxed set of four for only $99.95.
    • Bags: Shop my collection of attractive and eco-friendly market linen and jute bags.
  • Herbs and Spices: Enjoy a tasty addition to any spice collection. Seamless combinations of herbs and spices to season fish, vegetables and more. If you can’t choose just one, then try the set of nine blended herbs and spices to find your favorite. The set of nine is also available wrapped in a charming tea towel.


There is so much more on the Pascale’s Kitchen website that you are going to love—salts and peppercorns, olive oils and vinegars, teas and jams, wooden and ceramic items, salt cellars, linens, and thoughtfully coordinated gift sets.


Happy Holidays and Bon Appètit!


About Pascale’s Kitchen: Pascale’s Kitchen is Santa Barbara’s unique culinary online boutique offering cooking tips and pantry items, including everything from entertaining and informative cooking classes which showcase the fragrant seasonal produce of local farmer’s markets, to an enticing line of Mediterranean cookbooks. Creative items for your kitchen or holiday gift-giving ideas include olive oils, balsamic vinegars, unique gifts and more. Visit the website at http://www.pascaleskitchen.com to subscribe to Pascale’s weekly YouTube video channel. “Like” the Facebook page to receive seasonal cooking ideas. Call 805-965-5112 to learn more about the essence of cooking ala California, the Mediterranean and beyond.



Cody’s Cafe in Santa Barbara is the perfect location to hold all of your holiday gatherings. Whether it’s a holiday breakfast, lunch or dinner, Cody’s menu has something for every palate. That’s why it’s often referred to as “the locals’ favorite”. Here is just a sampling of what Cody’s has to offer this holiday season and year-round:

BREAKFAST AT CODY’S CAFE: Breakfast at Cody’s is served daily from 6am-2pm. This menu is anything but typical cafe fare. You can certainly enjoy the classics like bacon and eggs and French toast. But, you can tantalize your taste buds with unique treats like Cody’s chile verde omelet or crab cakes cafe benedict.

LUNCH AT CODY’S CAFE: You can take advantage of the lunch menu at Cody’s daily until 5p.m. Many business patrons choose Cody’s as a lunch location because it’s the perfect spot for a casual, yet quality and affordable meal. Mouth-watering burgers as well as cafe favorites like pot roast and fish and chips are just a couple of the items on the menu. If you’re looking for more of a lighter fare then you can choose from the extensive variety of salads and soups.

DINNER AT CODY’S CAFE : Dinner at Cody’s is served from 5pm-10pm. One of the benefits of choosing Cody’s for dinner is that while there is a wide selection of hearty meals, some lighter lunch menu items are still available if you have a smaller appetite. Choice top sirloin, salmon, and chicken marsala are just a few of the entrees you’ll find. All entrées come with your choice of soup or salad. If you’re looking for something distinctive to the Cody’s menu then you need to try one of Cody’s signature entrées. This includes dishes like liver and onions and country fried steak.

After dinner, don’t forget dessert! Why not treat yourself to homemade flan or homemade double-chocolate cake? Perhaps you’ll even want to bring home a slice for Santa!

If you’re coming to toast the holidays at Cody’s, you’ll want to look at our drinks and wine list. Here you’ll find a variety of spirits to fill your glass for that holiday toast. You can always join us for happy hour Monday thru Friday from 4-7p.m. and on Sundays from 2p.m.-close.

Besides daily meals, come to Cody’s Cafe if you’re looking for a premier location to hold your corporate event or meeting. Our event room can accommodate as many as 60 guests. Several local organizations, such as the Lions and Elks Clubs use our private event room as their regular meeting place. You can always access a complete directory of group meetings and dates on our website.

This holiday season let Cody’s Cafe host your holiday breakfast, lunch, dinner, or private party.

Happy Holidays from the staff at Cody’s Cafe!

p.s. don’t forget to join Cody’s Cafe VIP TEXT CLUB to receive special offers and discounts. Text CODYS to 51660 and receive a free beverage!

Q: Do you have happy hour specials?
A: Yes! Join us Monday-Friday from 4-7 for happy hour and Sunday from 2p.m. close to check our daily specials.

Q: What types of special events can your event room accommodate?
A: You name it and we can do it. Our event room can serve as the location for birthdays, anniversaries, corporate parties, or any other event you had in mind. Contact us at 805-683-5141.

Q: Are there light dinner options available?
A: Of course! Try one of our salads if you are looking for a lighter dinner option. You can also add chicken, shrimp, and grilled salmon to any of our salads.


Upcoming Holiday Events in the Santa Barbara Area

December 23, 2016 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical
The beloved TV classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. Come see all of your favorite characters at the Dolby Theatre.

December 29, 2016 Mannheim Steamroller Christmas: For a quarter of a century, Mannheim Steamroller has been entertaining audiences for the holiday season. This year The Granada Theatre hosts this Grammy-award winning sensation. Ticket prices range from $34-$93.

December 31, 2016: New Year’s Eve Brazilian Carnival Party: Inspired by the most iconic carnival celebration in the world, Bacara is pleased to present our take on Brazilian carnival. This festive evening includes samba dancers, a DJ, Chef action stations, party favors, a cash bar and a champagne toast. Tickets are $150 per person (includes dinner).



About Cody’s Cafe: Cody’s Cafe is a local favorite family dinner restaurant that offers a welcoming Goleta dining experience. Their extensive menu of American comfort food has something for everyone and offers daily and seasonal specials. They have a full selection of breakfast, lunch and dinner options that you can enjoy in their main dining room, bar, event room or dog-friendly patio. On the weekends, they offer a signature Bloody Mary brunch making Cody’s one of the most popular breakfast restaurants in Santa Barbara. If you’re looking for local sports bars or private party venues or just an after-work happy hour in Goleta, Cody’s Cafe has you covered. Enjoy the high definition tv’s, local brews and signature drinks. The private event room seats up to 45 people which is perfect for family celebrations or corporate meetings. Visit one of the best restaurants and bars in Goleta, Cody’s Cafe at 4898 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara, CA 93111. Call 805-683-5141 for reservations, visit http://CodysCafeSB.com. For the latest specials “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.