Apricots in Season: Enjoy Them Now or Miss Out Until Next Year

Apricot season is upon us and the time to enjoy them is now I write in today's Seasonal Pantry, which you can read here. In the column, I feature a fairly formal recipe, Over-Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Apricot Risotto, that is ideal for a special evening.

By | May 11th, 2016|1 Comment

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.

By | January 7th, 2016|3 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

Jook , Congee, Porridge: Delicious and restorative.

Jook, congee, porridge, as a soup of rice and stock is called, is a one of the world's great comfort foods, perfect during a storm or when convalescing from almost any illness. But does it prevent hangovers? Why not try it and let us know?

By | February 11th, 2015|2 Comments

Granita & More Delicious Recipes with Blueberries

Blueberry season is in full swing in Sonoma County now. After you've eaten your fill of them neat, here are a few of my favorite ways to enjoy them.

By | July 15th, 2014|0 Comments

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.

By | June 15th, 2013|10 Comments

The Good Food Hour’s Recipe Contest: BACON!

There is still time to enter the 2012 KSRO Good Food Hour's Recipe Contest and, given the theme this year, why wouldn't you? It's BACON! Anything goes, from cocktails to dessert. Bloody Mary with Bacon Swizzle Sticks? Have at it. Bacon fat ice cream with caramelized bacon bits? Why not? [...]

By | October 29th, 2012|2 Comments

Perfect Roasted Chicken & More

Got chicken? Roasting it is one of the easiest and most delicious ways to enjoy it. Here's a foolproof recipe, along with links to Malaysian-style poached chicken, black rice jook (made with chicken stock) and more.

By | March 9th, 2011|5 Comments

Pig for suckers and other delights

Sonoma County's Duskie Estes and John Stewart took the prize at yesterday's Cochon 555. Was it the lollipop that put them over the top?

By | March 7th, 2011|4 Comments

This little piggy went to Duskie + two tix

Duskie Estes offers a yummy preview of what she and John Stewart will be cooking at Sunday's pork extravaganza, plus news on how you might score two free tickets.

By | March 3rd, 2011|7 Comments