Give peas a (second) chance.
Give peas a (second) chance.
Happy St. Patricks Day, friends! It’s the day of green, and in the spirit of eating festively, I’ve compiled a few recipes to bite into this holiday. It’s no secret that green foods are great for you. The following treats are inspired by today’s favorite color — so sip away and bite into these festive recipes as you celebrate the luck of the Irish!
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Homemade rose hip sugar is oh so lovely. It's beautiful, made with love and is, of course, delicious. Sprinkled atop layers of succulent rose salted caramel and rich dark chocolate ganache, this tarte is a wonderful way to treat a loved one (and yourself) this Valentine's
A classic lesson that is needed for any time we want to celebrate a special occasion. Knowing how to properly make and ice a layer cake is something that every budding baker should have in her repertoire. Watch and read on below to learn the
Making toffee around the holidays is a tradition in my family. My mother makes it every year. When I was a little tartelette, my sister and I would sneak into the kitchen and eat so much of it we would end up with tummy-aches. It really is
The tahini dressing combined with the hazelnuts gives this salad a healthy combo of fats and protein. The kale, cranberries and pear also serve as great sources of fiber. We especially love to whip this up in the fall when the pears are perfectly ripe. Kale,
I love the fall. The leaves are changing color and the crisp air means some of my favorite holidays are just around the corner. But, best of all, autumn brings a whole new palette of flavors to bake with. A nice, warm cup of tea
This cake is one of the most beautiful cakes we serve at Huckleberry, but it is not a cake that flies off the shelves. Honestly, it’s just not for everyone, but if you love the earthy taste of buckwheat, as I do, this buttery cake
Fall is just around the corner. It’s time to put away your summer dresses and trade them for a cozy warm sweater to bundle up in. The next time you’re having people over to dine on a cool fall evening, try stirring up a pot
Making sourdough is a wonderful tradition. The sourdough starter I use has been in my family for over 40 years. My mother purchased a sourdough starter kit at the Berkeley Co-op in the early 1970s and recently passed a portion of it on to me.
Its August! Which means we are in the heart of summer flavor. The changing months mean that, in the kitchen, we can experiment with a variety of flavors and tastes all while promoting a holistic, healthy lifestyle and taking care of our earth’s resources. There are
Liqueur de Violettes is a beautiful liqueur made from hand-harvested, French violets by a Swiss distiller. It’s perfectly perfumy, sweet, and floral. Accompanied by marjoram in this creamy and indulgent cheesecake, the unusual pair makes for a quite exceptional dessert. Homemade Graham Cracker Crust (Makes 4
I love this cake. Not because it is one of the most delicious cakes I have ever eaten (which it really is) or because it is one of the most beautiful cakes I have ever seen. I love this cake for how unassuming it is
A charming summer cocktail, chip-chips are light, invigorating, and exceptionally refreshing. If you are planning a summer party or an Independence Day bash, treat your guests with a unique orange blossom chip-chip. This cocktail is so simple to assemble, you can easily set up a
As great as hosting and entertaining in your own home can be, being treated to a night of good food with great friends is always enjoyable. When we are invited to a dinner party, it can be a fun challenge to come up with a
Farro has been a recent addition to my pantry. It’s loaded with fiber and protein, which will keep your energy stable throughout the day. It’s also deliciously nutty and has a great, chewy texture. This salad is satisfying, and is exceptionally nourishing with all sorts of
The combination of lavender flowers and blackberries is unusually delicious…with a hearty crumble topping, this dish is perfect for Sunday brunch with a fresh cup of coffee. Ingredients: 2 cups organic blackberries 2 tablespoons lavender flowers ¼ cup + 1 tablespoon organic light brown sugar ¼ cup organic all-purpose flour ½
There is little more refreshing on a sticky-hot summer day than a glass of sweet, ice-cold lemonade. There is one thing, though: Lavender-Mint Lemonade. The sweet floral taste and aroma of the lavender, paired with refreshing mint, is a welcome addition to a summertime staple.
When faced with the question, "If you could only eat one thing for a year, what would it be?" I will most undoubtedly say
For women especially it is paramount that no matter our age or how chaotic our lives get with work and family, that we take time to cultivate and maintain those close bonds of friendship through the years. For years my girlfriends Leona, Jacqueline and I
Memorial Day Fruitcake Recipe courtesy Ruth Schleppi of Dinnerella Large seedless watermelon Cantaloupe melon Honeydew melon Blackberries Strawberries Mango Fresh mint leaves, handful Toothpicks Note: the fruit listed above is used for the cake featured in the picture. However, the choices are limitless; use your favorite fruit or whatever is in season and freshly picked.
Fruit: I really like it. I always buy it. I don't always eat it. With the exception of berries, fruit is messy. Juice gushes everywhere while you eat it or slice it and to be honest, cutting up a mango for a snack often strikes
My grandmother Louise was the epitome of the western rancher’s wife. She could get up in the middle of the night, wrangle the loose cattle, repair the fence and not one perfect pin curl would be out of place. She managed the daily business operations
My Irish friend and former fellow intern, Ruth—who sweetly had bright red hair and the heaviest of Irish accents—was quickly recognized for her baking. More specifically, the large buttery scones she brought into the office. They were sweet enough to satisfy everyone’s morning sweet tooth
Recently we had guests from out of town who were going to visit for dinner as a brief stop on their road trip. I wanted to make something fabulous that would not keep me in the kitchen all evening so that I could enjoy the
This is continued from Olive Oil: More Than Popeye’s Girlfriend
Eating is a very intimate, interactive thing. No other activity demands quite so much of our attention (and may I add that no other activity is quite so easy to give so much attention to). When we eat, all of our senses come alive. We
This is continued from Vodka, The Versatile Spirit. Everyone has olive oil in their pantry, but did you know it has some amazing uses besides cooking? In part two of this series we’re sharing some innovative uses for it, which include everything from soft skin to
One evening last summer, my husband Ross came home with a bottle of Malbec. “I decided to try something new,” he said. “I was at the wine store and realized it had been a while since we have experimented with anything, so I brought you