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Cooking Food With Flavor

Mary "Klibs" Dralle started to cook for her family when she was 12 years old and her grandmother, Helen Dralle, came out to her Southern California kitchen for a vacation. She taught Mary how to make one basic cookie recipe and then told her to master that one recipe and then use it to make other cookies. That was the start of something wonderful, expanding one recipe into several versions. During her teenage years, Mary supplemented her income by babysitting and house-sitting. This led to reading cookbooks and writing down recipes, modifying them and trying them out on her family as it was her responsibility to do the grocery shopping and meal preparation. Thus, the love of cooking began. While in college, she was a nanny to a couple of families and introduced many a wild dish, like Eggplant Parmesan, to the children which would later become requested favorites.

Upcoming Cooking Demonstrations - As a former QC Chemist and chef, Mary explains how you are a scientist every time you are in your own kitchen

Come taste the experiment of a Mushroom Herb Soufflé with Summer Savory, the Herb of 2015, at San Diego Botanic Gardens, Sunday, 3/15, 12:00 at the Spring Plant Sale (formerly known as the Herb Festival) - for those wanting the recipe, please contact me at


HERB & VEGGIE FESTIVAL at Weidner's Nursery


As one of our most popular events, the annual Herb & Veggie Fest returns this year with more information, products, and savings than ever!

Whether you’re planting a half acre garden, a few raised beds, or just some potted herbs, the Herb and Veggie Festival has the plants, products, and information you need to succeed this spring. With seminars, demonstrations, free food and music this event is fun for the whole family.


10:00 am ‘Cooking with Klibs’

Learn how to make Ms. Klibs’s award winning Lavender Lima Bean White Chocolate Bars.

Weidner's Nursery is located at 695 Normandy Rd. Encinitas, CA 92024

Scheduling an In-Home Paella Cooking Demonstration

Chef Mary 'Klibs" Dralle has just started up in-home Paella cooking demonstatrations complete with four Tapas.  Drop a line to missklibs1@netzero for help with the next big dinner party and find out how a little bit of planning can be used to entertain your family and friends.

New Mexico Dry Rub . . . A Little Bit Goes Along Way

For the past five years, Mary has offered a unique blend of spices that taste great on a number of dishes.  With each bottle of New Mexico Dry Rub, there is a cooking pamphlet with several recipes to spice up you next meal.  For ordering information and delivery within San Diego County, please send email to