A New Take on Potato Chowder
This isn't your typical potato chowder. That said, I'll argue that it still checks all the boxes - hearty, chunky, warming, satisfying. It's the sort of bowl you want to enjoy on the coldest of days, or when you're trying to shake off a chill after a day outdoors. The chowder itself is quite ...
An Exceptional Ginger Carrot Dressing
Blender dressings are great, in part, because they're fast. Everything into one container, puree, and you're set. This is a dressing I tend to make quite a lot in the fall, and then I just keep on going all the way through winter. It's an incredibly versatile blend of favorite ingredients like ...
Lemongrass Turmeric Curry Paste
Happy new year everyone! I thought I'd share a recipe that I find myself making in increasingly large batches. It's a curry paste, and I keep a small container of it, fresh, in my refrigerator. I keep backup containers in the freezer. And, I make extra to hand off to pals. Actually, let me back up
Winter Salad Love
The markets right now are all about chicories, citrus, and avocado. There are carrots, celeriac, and other roots. And then mushrooms, apples, nuts, and kale for days. For me, it's a favorite time of year for salads. A counterpoint to all the rich indulgence that goes hand in hand with holiday ...
I make a version of these cinnamon buns nearly every year for Christmas. I think the first time I made them was back in 2010, inspired by the version in Lotta Jansdotter's book . They're beauties. I thought I'd do a bit of an update to that initial post today, where I list off some of the tweaks ...
Kombucha Holiday Punch
The San Francisco Chronicle ran this story a couple of weeks back, focused on how I set a holiday table. You can check out the story if you like, but, I also wanted to share something that didn't make it into the piece. I threw a number of things together for that shoot, and one of the things I was
Christmas Cookie Recipes
Hi friends - I suspect it is going to be a big baking weekend, so I thought it might be helpful to wrangle some of my favorite holiday-esque cookie recipes into one spot, in a single list. There is a pretty wide range - from gingerbread to shortbread to chocolate...I think my favorite are the ...
Favorites List (11.27.15)
In what has become an annual tradition, instead of a recipe, I'm posting a few favorite links as a counterpose to all the Thanksgiving festivities. xo -h - He's Neutral - To Cook: Lefse - Big Sur Life - These little glasses . - Ten Best Weather Events in Fiction - It Tastes Like Candle (video) - ...
There is a soup I've had stuck in my mind for the past couple of years. I encountered it at Namu Gaji , a lively, welcoming, neighborhood spot run by the three (Dennis, Daniel, and David) Lee Brothers. It is situated diagonally across from Dolores Park in San Francisco, and is the perfect place to
At The Studio: Pilpelchuma Salad
I'm getting better and more creative when it comes to lunches at QUITOKEETO. Soups are the easiest, and I bring them most often. But, I also love a good, substantial salad. Today's was inspired by the pilpelchuma paste in Yotam and Sami's Jerusalem . A friend gifted me a jar a couple of years ago,