It is a three-leaf shamrock and not a four-leaf clover that is a national emblem of Ireland. The weather certainly is cooperating when it comes to celebrating Irish cooking, isn't it? Rain, fog and rolling green hills make lamb stew, corned beef, botxy, colcannon, soda bread and such [...]
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 [...]
If you've read my columns over the years, you know I love traditional tacos. The simplicity of tender corn tortillas holding delicious morsels of perfectly seasoned foods cannot be improved. They are also remarkable simply to make at home, especially if you keep tortillas, cilantro and hot sauce on hand.
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.
Franco Dunn makes irresistible chorizo, including Mexican-style chorizo (both verde and rojo).
2015: In today's Seasonal Pantry, I explore shrubs, an increasingly popular category of beverage with history that extends back to pioneer days. You can read that column here. In today's Seasonal Pantry, which you can read here, I talk about apricots, with recipes for Chicken Kababs with Onions, Bacon, [...]
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 [...]
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.
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
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.