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Kiss Me, I’m Irish: More Than A Dozen Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

Or at least cook with me . . . use any of my Irish recipes and we’ll be cooking together,  in spirt. If you have a big family or will be feeding a crowd on St. Patrick’s Day, you can use my recipe for Sonoma Boiled Dinner with just a couple of changes; use corned beef for the meat and replace the cotechini with lamb riblets or simply omit it. It won’t be strictly traditional but it will be delicious… Read More »

Asian Salt Eggs & Spicy Salt Egg Sauce

Asian Salt Eggs are delicious and easy to make at home. In the March 9 Seasonal Pantry, I promise to post my recipes for both Asian Salt Eggs and the Spicy Salt Egg Sauce I make using them in my blog, so here you go. (You can read the column here.) Both recipes are from my book, published in July, 2015, The Good Cook’s Book of Salt & Pepper. Asian Salt Eggs • Makes 1 dozen Salt eggs, made with duck… Read More »

Simple Potato, Bacon & Cabbage Soup for a Rainy Week

As rain came down in torrents here in Sebastopol, I made potato, bacon and cabbage soup. Because I had all of the ingredients on hand and also had homemade chicken stock in the freezer, it was so easy, with barely 10 minutes of hands-on work.… Read More »

Slow-Cooker Soups, Polenta & Grits

In December 16′s Seasonal Pantry, I haul out my slow-cooker to prepare a Sonoma-style boiled dinner, which takes inspiration from the boiled dinners of New England as well as parallel traditions in Italy and France. In that column, I promise to post links to several recipes from Pantry’s archives and so here you go.… Read More »

Green Bean Season!

The most important thing to understand when cooking green beans is that they need actually cooking for their full flavors to develop. Uncooked or undercooked green beans were one of Julia Child’s pet peeves. Your teeth should go through a bean with just a tiny bit of resistance. If it is crunchy or bitter, it hasn’t been cooked long enough.… Read More »

Blueberry Recipes: Chutney, Salsa, Risotto & More

Blueberry season calls for blueberry recipes. … Read More »

Got Zucchini? How To Keep Up With the Harvest

Got zucchini? In June 17′s Seasonal Pantry, which you can read here, I offer help for keeping up with the zucchini harvest, which is already well underway. I also promised to post links to zucchini recipes from the archives, so here you go. … Read More »