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For the love of traditional tacos

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.

By | May 5th, 2016|5 Comments

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 [...]

By | March 16th, 2016|1 Comment

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

Franco’s Mexican-Style Chorizo with Queso Fundido

Franco Dunn makes irresistible chorizo, including Mexican-style chorizo (both verde and rojo).

By | July 21st, 2015|0 Comments

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

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, [...]

By | April 29th, 2015|1 Comment

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 [...]

By | August 6th, 2014|3 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

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

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.

By | March 24th, 2014|2 Comments

Rabbit Dijonnaise, Fricassee de Lapin and More

Once you get the hang of it, cooking rabbit is quite easy. But there is a learning curve, because it vanished from American kitchens for decades and has only recently begun making a comeback.

By | January 22nd, 2014|0 Comments