In today's Seasonal Pantry, which you can read here, I talk about the importance of pairing lavender with something sweet--a bit of sugar or honey, even a splash of balsamic vinegar--so that its slightly resinous flavor doesn't remind us of soap. This is the crucial element when it comes to using [...]
Although you wouldn’t realize it by looking at the wooden boxes and bins filled with colorful chiles, cucumbers and eggplant, Tierra Vegetables hasn’t yet hit its 2012 stride. The peak of its harvest is still about three weeks away. “This is due to colder than normal night temperatures about a [...]
When you prepare polenta in a slow cooker, flavors and textures blossom deliciously. Here's a link to the technique from the Seasonal Pantry archives.
Looking for something a bit different for Thanksgiving dinner? Try one of Seasonal Pantry's nontraditional dressings. The first of three posts.
The beautiful and historic Bale Grist Mill is among those parks on a list of planned closures. Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods is a good source for updates about the situation.
Salsify is a delicious root vegetable that has been enjoying something of a renaissance. Never cooked it? Here are some delicious and easy recipes.
When you prepare polenta is a slow-cooker, it stays creamy for hours, leaving you free to relax and enjoy your guests. It's a perfect way to entertain on, say, New Year's Eve or New Year's Day. Polenta has the added attraction of being very inexpensive. Look for Golden Pheasant brand or Guisto's Organic Polenta.
Slow cookers are perfect for the comfort foods we enjoy in cold weather. Here are four easy and delicious recipes, including the hugely popular Polenta in a Slow Cooker.
Luckily for gardeners and cooks alike, zucchini is as easy to cook as it is easy to grow. Cook your way through these recipes, from the Seasonal Pantry archives, and you'll have tamed the zucchini monster.
If you've seen St. George cheese in your local market for $15.95. $16.95 or $19.95 a pound, three prices I've seen lately, here's a hot little tip. If you buy it at the farm, it's $7 a pound, no matter what amount you purchase. You can buy a wedge, a [...]