Denise Woodward

Denise leaves in Oakland, California with her partner in crime Lenny. She is a free lance webcast producer, photographer, food writer and recipe developer who is always dreaming about food. She is driven by delicious as well as gorgeous food, and admits that her first thought of the morning is what she will be cooking that day. During her free time she enjoys traveling and hitting mountain getaways with Lenny in their Eurovan. You can find more of her recipes over at their shared food blog Chez Us, or follow along on Instagram where she shares daily inspirations.

Grapefruit Sage Cocktail

Posted February 4, 2016

We are in the middle of the citrus season and, this year, we’ve enjoyed an abundance of it. If you come to our house between now and March, there will most likely be a big bowl of our bounty on the counter,…

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Cranberry Manhattan with Boozy Cranberries

Posted November 29, 2015

The holidays are finally here, and having a cocktail to serve when guests arrive is a wonderful way to start the evening. But during this cheery, cozy time, I serve a drink that’s a tad more special, that has flare – so…

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Plum-Vanilla-Thyme Jam

Posted September 27, 2015

When I set out to make small batch jam, my friend Kate always comes to mind. In my humble opinion, she is the queen of French jam, especially when it comes to utilizing a country’s bounty. A few weeks back, she…

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Grapefruit Ginger Mint Mocktail

Posted August 20, 2015

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy bright and refreshing cocktails; however, alcohol isn’t always a prerequisite, and you may occasionally crave something on the lighter side. If you don’t or can’t drink alcohol (or are looking for something festive…

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Apricot Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

Posted July 28, 2015

One of the many things I enjoy about contributing to Eat Boutique is that I have truly become a better hostess and a better guest. Since I’m always thinking about how to make and give food, sharing recipes here just makes sense.…

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The Quickest Spicy Pickled Green Beans

Posted July 23, 2015

It’s funny how you can live with someone forever, share secrets, talk endlessly and still never really learn everything about your person. I recently learned that my person, Lenny, likes pickles. I was dumbfounded; I genuinely had no idea! Fortunately,…

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