Artichoke Season!

Because artichokes are bountiful in the spring, it is easy to assume they are a spring crop. But in California, which supplies 100 percent of commercial artichokes in the US, artichokes are harvested year round, with crops peaking in the spring and again in the fall.

By | April 26th, 2016|6 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

Fresh From Our Farmers: Buddy’s Farm, Goldie’s Best eggs

Today, Leuschen cares for a flock of about 800 birds, nearly two dozen of which are roosters. Currently, the hens are producing about 30 dozen fertile eggs a day. By the end of summer, when some of the younger birds come into production, there will be about 40 dozen a day. The eggs are sold direct to customers from the farm.

By | June 30th, 2014|0 Comments

Summer’s First Blush: Apricots

The Royal Blenheim apricot is probably the most popular variety of apricot. Apricots, as I write in today's Seasonal Pantry, arrived a few weeks earlier than usual this year. This doesn't mean there will be a longer season but rather the opposite; the season will likely conclude earlier [...]

By | May 28th, 2014|0 Comments

French Lamb Loaf, Sicilian Frittata & Other Delicious Options for Easter Brunch

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 [...]

By | April 15th, 2013|6 Comments

Simple Summer Dishes for Dinner

With summer's harvest in full swing, you can put together simple, delicious dinners quickly, especially when you rethink what dinner actually means.

By | July 19th, 2011|2 Comments

Peach Season Has Arrived!

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.

By | July 8th, 2011|2 Comments

Cilantro, better late than never

Cilantro evokes passion; most people either love it or hate it. If you're among the former, you don't want to miss these recipes from the Seasonal Pantry archives.

By | June 23rd, 2011|1 Comment

What’s Your Favorite Mustard?

When mustard flowers blanket the fields and meadows of northern California, it is impossible not to think of mustard, one of the world's most popular condiments. Share your favorites here, where you will find delicious spring recipes from the Seasonal Pantry archives.

By | April 3rd, 2011|14 Comments