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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 »

What’s your favorite turkey dressing? Here’s mine, along with other delicious options.

At heart, I’m pretty much of a traditionalist when it comes to turkey dressing. Here’s my favorite way to stuff a turkey. What is yours? Please share it here. … Read More »

Cooking with Wine: Some Favorite Recipes

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 have also selected examples that defy the common wisdom of white wine with fish, chicken and vegetables and red wine with red meats. Cooking with White Wine: Firehouse Clams and… Read More »

From the Archives: More St. Supery Pairings

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 sauvignon blanc has received. Et voila, here you go: In April of 2008, St. Supery 2007 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc was our Wine of the Week but I’ve not been… Read More »

Fresh From Our Farmers: French Garden Farm Stand

Twice a week Lilia Viramontes sets up the farm stand she manages in the parking lot of the French Garden Restaurant (8050 Bodega Ave., Sebastopol). On Sunday, as the restaurant serves brunch, the stand is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 1 to 5 p.m. The produce is grown about 2 to 3 miles northwest, at Dan Smith’s French Garden Farm. Currently, the stand is like a microcosm of farmers markets, with the last of winter’s… Read More »