Cooking With Croce’s

Jim Croce’s State Department Tour!

When Jim graduated from Villanova University in 1965, he traveled for the State Department as a “musical” cultural liaison. Then, on August 28th, 1966, one week after our wedding day, he went away to Fort Jackson, South Carolina with the Army National Guard. We had no money, but his love letters came every day and our passion [...]

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“Thyme in a Bottle”, The Cookbook

Hi, I’m Ingrid Croce and Thyme in a Bottle is my life story in a cookbook. It is filled with the recipes, friends, and opportunities I experienced for building a family and a home that magically found itself taking the form of a restaurant. In Thyme in a Bottle, I go back and try to figure [...]

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Healthy Salads for 2015, CPW Style!

Start the new year off right with healthy salads from Croce’s Park West! A big thanks to Fox 5 San Diego for featuring Croce’s Park West yesterday! Check out the video below!

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Cranberry, Orange & Mango Chutney

When I was living in Costa Rica the mangos were so delicious, this recipe just popped into my head and it has remained with me all these years.   1 medium navel orange 1 cup fresh cranberries 1 ripe mango, peeled, seeded and chopped 1/4 red onion, chopped 1 teaspoon jalapeño pepper, minced 1/4 cup [...]

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You Don’t Mess Around with Jim

Jim Croce’s charm and intelligence could have landed him almost any job, but his heart was still in music. To make ends meet, he took a second job with a black-music radio station, WDDS. Jim began writing commercials and was soon promoted to selling airtime. But after the third threat on his life by a [...]

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Roasted Corn and Green Bean Salad with Pine Nuts

My father-in-law, Vernon Rock, who just turned 100 years old last Fourth of July, planted corn and soy beans all his life. When I was anguished by the meager returns of our risky restaurant business, I called him and we compared notes. He patiently listened to my concerns about business and when I was done complaining, [...]

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Debuting for the first time is our new “Cooking with Croce’s” series – just in time for San Diego Restaurant Week! We will [

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