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Lamb for Easter, Revisited

Leg of lamb is hugely popular for Easter. Here are several favorite recipes from the Seasonal Pantry archives, including the first recipe I ever published, Oven-Roasted Leg of Lamb with Sausage Stuffing & Mustard Glaze… Read More »

Superbowl Poetry Slam? Why Not?

“If you want to do something really special on game day,” John Gaines, who was at the helm of The Tradewinds in Cotati for several decades, writes in a message to me, “be the only one on your block to have a poetry slam.” He is serious. “This is not as absurd as you may think,” he continues. He makes the point that The Ravens are actually named after a poem and calls the 49ers “a largely romantic ideal,” adding… Read More »

Golden Beet Risotto, Red Beet Caviar, Winter Sunset Soup with Burrata & More

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 comments section. Beet Caviar Minced Beets with Cheese & Croutons • Serves 6 to 8 3 large (about 1  3/4 pounds total weight) red beets 1 small red onion 2 tablespoons minced fresh… Read More »