Sebastopol’s K & L Bistro Reopens Monday, after an extensive & spiffy remodel

Farro and Fresh Favas with shaved radishes and sprouts celebrates mid-spring at K & L Bistro   The remodeled bar extends the length of what was the dining room at the remodeled K & L Bistro Last week, after an extensive remodel that began in late [...]

By | May 23rd, 2014|1 Comment

Slow-Cooked Wild Salmon with Mango Salsa, plus the skinny on scampi

As promised in this week's Pairing column, which paired Alamos 2013 Torrontés with a shrimp dish inspired by Giovanni's Shrimp Truck scampi, here is my recipe for slow-cooked wild salmon with mango salsa, also excellent with the wine. It was originally paired with  Cline 2009 North Coast Viognier. While we're [...]

By | May 22nd, 2014|1 Comment

Fresh From Our Farmers: Bodega Bay Farmers Market Opens

On Sunday, the Bodega Bay Community Farmers Market opens for its 2014 season, which continues through the end of October. This is the market's third season. It's a lovely market, primarily a community affair but a wonderful stop if you've heading to the coast and worthy, as well, of a [...]

By | May 22nd, 2014|0 Comments

Fresh From Our Farmers: Salmon Creek Ranch

On Saturday, Salmon Creek Ranch of Bodega had nearly its full array of products at the Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market. Duck eggs are plentiful again and should remain so for the next several months. "Ducks are seasonal layers, much more dramatically so than chickens," Jocelyn Brabyn, who oversees [...]

By | May 22nd, 2014|0 Comments

Fresh From Our Farmers: Windsor Farmers Market

The Windsor Farmers Market, which opened for its 2014 season in April, has always been as much a community event as a destination for local produce and other farm and ranch products. It has the air of a street fair, with a lot of crafts vendors, prepared foods and entertainment, [...]

By | May 22nd, 2014|0 Comments

Change at Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market, This Week Only

Chickens at Pepper Ranch Poultry, which attends both the Sebastopol and Santa Rosa Original farmers markets There will be NO MARKET this Saturday, May 3, at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts. For the final time this year, the Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market must make [...]

By | May 1st, 2014|0 Comments

Chile Verde, My Way + a great price on pork shoulder + the best tortilla chips ever

Every few months, I get a request or two for my recipe for chile verde. Two such requests  arrived today and so I decided to post the recipe. I am also inspired by the special Oliver's Market currently has on pork shoulder; it's just $3.99 a pound. Avocados are 99 [...]

By | April 30th, 2014|0 Comments

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

By | April 15th, 2014|7 Comments

What are your favorite Easter dishes?

What will be on your table on Easter? Will you do the cooking or will you head to a favorite restaurant? Eat This Now wants to know.

By | April 15th, 2014|12 Comments

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.

By | March 24th, 2014|2 Comments