At the Studio: Coconut Yellow Split Pea Soup
It might be incredibly hot where you live right now, and, if that's the case, I apologize for posting a soup recipe. But its one I love, and it's the sort of thing I like to take for lunch at the studio . Also, I live in San Francisco, and it's nearly always sweater weather - 58F. The soup: the ...
Smash-and-Toss Roasted Potato Salad
I'll kick this off by saying, this is a roasted potato salad with a secret weapon ingredient. Or, if you prefer, a wild card. Pickled sushi ginger. It sounds odd, but I'm going to argue that it works. Here's what's happening. I took the tiniest, little baby potatoes I could find, and threw them in
Blackberry Saffron Honey
The first time I made this was a year or two back, while visiting my friend Bonni's cabin. It's a riff on the Saffron Honey I included in Near & Far . Both rely on a technique using the alcohol in either vanilla or almond extract to pull the saffron flavor into a liquid. You then stir that saffron
Roasted Tomato Salad
I've done a number of these roasted tomato salads over the years, but this is the one I featured in Near & Far . I introduced it by saying, the next time you think of making a caprese salad, consider this instead. And I meant it. It's a bit of extra effort (not much), but the combination of both ...
At the Studio: Dark Chocolate Energy Bites
A lot of you seemed enthusiastic about the No-Bake Energy Bars I posted to the QUITOKEETO site a few weeks back. Nut butter, toasted oats, chocolate - they're dead simple to make, and key when I need a late afternoon energy boost, or morning boost, or, whenever, really. Because those were so ...
All Things Pesto
I noticed a number of great pesto-centric recipes deep in the 101 Cookbooks archives, and thought it might be helpful to pull a few of them to the forefront. The smell of basil in summer, and the fragrance that takes over a kitchen when preparing big batches of pesto is one of my favorite things.
Favorite Summer Recipes
As I was updating my favorite summer drinks list this morning, it occurred to me that a round-up of favorite summer recipes might be helpful as well. I'll keep it short, summer-friendly recipes I have a special fondness for, and revisit regularly. xo! -h Heirloom Tomato Salad : Please give this a
At The Studio: Paloma Rosa
A favorite cocktail, Palomas push all the buttons - bright, refreshing, tart, with a kiss of sweet and salty. They also couldn't be simpler. Combine the juices and tequila ahead of time, and mix in a flash. You can play around with the tequila you choose, for this batch I used a tequila blanco. ...
Rainbow Cauliflower Rice Bowl
This is the sort of meal I crave after a travel stint. It's when I end up lingering around the produce section even longer than usual in an effort to cherry-pick the most vibrant ingredients. In this case, rainbow chard with electric pink stems, a tight head of pale yellow cauliflower, just-cut ...
Fruit Salad with Thai Herbs
We're ramping up to peak summer fruit season here in San Francisco. I thought I was covered after stocking up at the weekend market, but had a bonus windfall thanks to this thoughtful lady . It is fruit madness in the refrigerator. I'm looking at tiny black raspberries, the sweetest blueberries, ...