Quantcast
 

A Press Democrat Blog

Eat this now

Seasonal Pantry at your fingertips

Moroccan-Inspired Soup and More Mediterranean: North Africa & the Middle East

In today’s Seasonal Pantry, I explore the Mediterranean diet, which is enjoying a resurgence of popularity. You can read that article here. As promised in that column, here are links to some Mediterranean-inspired recipes from the Pantry’s archives. This post focuses on flavors of North Africa and the Middle East and is the second of several posts. There will be more soon. Chickpeas with Toasted Bread & Yogurt Harissa Homemade Hummus bi Tahini Chickpeas with Cilantro & Mint Making and… Read More »

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. … Read More »

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… Read More »

It’s Asparagus Season!

When of spring’s most delicious delicacies, asparagus, is now available at local farmers markets. Here’s you’ll find delicious recipes from the Seasonal Pantry archives.… Read More »

Cauliflower Lovers, This Is For You

In today’s Seasonal Pantry, which you can read here, I offer two recipes, Broccoli Cauliflower Salad with Pecans, Soft-Cooked Eggs and Warm Bacon Maple Vinaigrette and Cauliflower with Wild Rice and Brown Butter. Here are more recipes for cauliflower, one as a link and the others as text, as they appeared in columns before they were archived on the Web site. Actually, they appeared before we had a Web site. What is your favorite way to enjoy cauliflower? Let us know… Read More »

Updated: Wild Pacific King Salmon Recipes

For perfect wild king salmon that is juicy and tender, cook it slowly in a 225 degree oven. You’ll get perfect results every time. And if you want to gild the lily, wrap each fillet in a rasher or two of partially cooked bacon first.… Read More »

Apricot Shrub & Other Yummy Recipes for Summer’s Most Fleeting Fruit

In today’s Seasonal Pantry, which you can read here, I talk about apricots, with recipes for Chicken Kababs with Onions, Bacon, Apricots & Spicy Apple Cider Vinaigrette and Summer Bread Salad with Apricots and Warm Bacon-Maple Vinaigrette. I’ll post the promised photograph showing how to weave bacon onto a skewer late this afternoon or early evening. In celebration of the fruit’s brief season, I’ve searched the archives for recipes using fresh apricots. Apricot Shrub  A shrub is a refreshing fruit… Read More »

For the love of tacos

In today’s Seasonal Pantry, I sing the praises–and not for the first time–of traditional tacos. You can read that column, which includes recipes for Tacos al Carbon (meat) and Tacos Hongos (mushrooms), here. In the column, I promise to post links to other recipes for tacos and that call for tortillas from the Seasonal Pantry archives, so here they are. Do you make tacos at home? What is your favorite method and favorite filling? Please share in the comment section below. Snapper… Read More »

French Lamb Loaf, Sicilian Frittata & Other Delicious Options for Easter Brunch

In the April 4, 2012 Seasonal Pantry, which you can read here, I offer two delicious recipes–Savory Bread Pudding with Leeks, Asparagus & Sausage and Spring Frittata with Mustard & Herbs–that are ideal for Easter brunch that work well if you must cook them at home and transport them to another location. In that column, I promised links to other good options for Easter, whether you’ll be hosting a festive meal yourself or heading out to join family and friends somewhere… Read More »