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.

By | December 13th, 2015|0 Comments

UPDATE: Your favorite Gravenstein Recipes?

This year our beloved Gravenstein apple came on strong and fast. The crop is down because of warm weather in January, early drought and then rain right during bloom. If you love Gravensteins, don't miss this weekend's Gravenstein Apple Fair.

By | August 4th, 2014|0 Comments

Sebastopol’s K & L Bistro Reopens Monday, after an extensive & spiffy remodel

Farro and Fresh Favas with shaved radishes and sprouts celebrates mid-spring at K & L Bistro   The remodeled bar extends the length of what was the dining room at the remodeled K & L Bistro Last week, after an extensive remodel that began in late [...]

By | May 23rd, 2014|1 Comment

Lamb for Easter, Revisited

Leg of lamb is hugely popular for Easter. Here are several favorite recipes from the Seasonal Pantry archives, including the first recipe I ever published, Oven-Roasted Leg of Lamb with Sausage Stuffing & Mustard Glaze

By | April 15th, 2014|7 Comments

More Mediterranean: Sicily

In today's Seasonal Pantry, which you can read here, I discuss the resurgence in popularity of the Mediterranean diet and its special relevance to California. I also promise to post links to Mediterranean dishes from the Seasonal Pantry archives.  This is the first of a series of posts, [...]

By | March 6th, 2013|0 Comments

Crab, Crab and More Crab

In this week's Mouthful column, I promise to post details about upcoming crab feeds as there are simply too many to include in the column. Here are the ones taking place in the next few days. I'll continue to add more as they approach. Several high school crab [...]

By | January 25th, 2013|1 Comment

Cooking with Wine: Some Favorite Recipes

As I promised in today's Seasonal Pantry, which you can read here, I'm posting links to some of my favorite recipes that call for wine. Because I use it so frequently, it is impossible to include all the recipes here. I've chosen those most suited to fall and winter and [...]

By | November 14th, 2012|0 Comments

Drinking Beauty: Dehlinger ’94

Last night, I cooked dinner for a friend, a long-promised birthday present. I planned the meal around bone-in ribeye steaks from Salmon Creek Ranch, as I'd been telling my friend how good they are for quite some time. He was eager to see for himself. Dinner began with [...]

By | October 25th, 2012|0 Comments

Davero’s Summer Supper Series

From April through October, DaVero--producer of one of California's finest olive oils, along with excellent wines, vinegars and more--hosts a family-style supper on the last Thursday of each month. The supper takes place in the gorgeous garden of their new tasting room, located at 766 Westside Rd. in Healdsburg. In [...]

By | May 28th, 2012|1 Comment

Lentils: Ideal for Fall

Lentils are delicious and inexpensive. Here are ten recipes from the Seasonal Pantry Archives

By | November 9th, 2011|0 Comments