The most important thing to understand when cooking green beans is that they need actually cooking for their full flavors to develop. Uncooked or undercooked green beans were one of Julia Child's pet peeves. Your teeth should go through a bean with just a tiny bit of resistance. If it is crunchy or bitter, it hasn't been cooked long enough.
Savory Bread Pudding, easy to make, easy to transport and absolutely delicious 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 [...]
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 [...]
In today's Seasonal Pantry, which you can read here, I promise links to more recipes for gazpacho, so here you go. If you have a favorite version--either at a restaurant or in your own kitchen--please tell us about it in the comments section below. Lime-Scented Gazpacho with Avocado [...]
As promised in today's Fresh From Our Farmers, which focuses on Dry Creek Peach & Produce and which you can read here, here are some of my favorite peach recipes from the Seasonal Pantry archives. If you have a favorite recipe using peaches, tell us about it in the comment section [...]
In today's Pairing column, which you can read here, I write about St. Supery 2011 Napa Valley Estate Sauvignon Blanc and pair it the sauteed wild flounder with frisee, arugula and grapefruit vinaigrette. In the column, I promise recipes from the previous Wine of the Week awards a St. Supery [...]
As promised in today's Seasonal Pantry, here are links to beet recipes from the archives, along with a favorite recipe that appeared in the column before it was available on line (i.e., pre-2004). If you have a favorite way to enjoy beets, please share it here in the [...]
It's peach season! Dry Creek Peach & Produce has opened for the season. And if you find yourself with a bounty of ripe peaches, here are some great recipes from the Seasonal Pantry Archives.
As days shorten and temperatures drop, we're more inclined to make soup than at other times of the year. Here's a collection of favorite soup recipes from the Seasonal Pantry archives.
Davero's new tasting room has opened, putting Sonoma County's best olive oil-and many other great farm products--within easy reach.