Spring Deliciousness from the Farmers Market

Spring deliciousness is easy to create when you shop at your local farmers markets for butter, eggs, artichokes, asparagus, leeks, nettles, grapefruit & more

By | April 15th, 2015|0 Comments

More Mediterranean: Sicily

In today's Seasonal Pantry, which you can read here, I discuss the resurgence in popularity of the Mediterranean diet and its special relevance to California. I also promise to post links to Mediterranean dishes from the Seasonal Pantry archives.  This is the first of a series of posts, [...]

By | March 6th, 2013|0 Comments

More Superbowl Foods, Part 2: Chef Michael Mina’s Cioppino

San Francisco Chef Michael Mina is one of our culinary titans, with 17 restaurants in 8 states. (For details, visit his web site here.)  He's also a big 49ers fan and is currently in New Orleans for the game. Also, as many top chefs do, Mina uses ingredients [...]

By | January 30th, 2013|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | November 14th, 2012|0 Comments

Yum! It’s National Clam Chowder Day

Today is National Clam Chowder Day and there is plenty of time to enjoy a bowl either at home or at a favorite restaurant.

By | February 25th, 2011|2 Comments

Citrus Primer, with Photos & Recipes

DeSantis Farms has made uncommon citrus--Seville oranges, citron, Buddha Hand, limequats and more--readily available in the heart of Santa Rosa. Here are photos, along with favorite citrus recipes from the Seasonal Pantry archives.

By | January 12th, 2011|4 Comments