Vitamin C Tea Blend
Many of you have seen my spice drawer - always in some state of disarray. I also have another area - filled with ingredients I use to make herbal tea blends. Dozens of little white bags filled with chamomile, hibiscus, dried nettles, citrus peels, ginger and the like. Inviting a spectrum of teas ...
Yogurt Love: A Dozen Favorite Recipes
I thought I'd highlight one of the ingredients I reach for most often. Yogurt isn't just for breakfast or a quick snack; it has limitless possibilities. If you wrap it in cheesecloth and let it drain, you'll end up with creamy, delicious yogurt cheese (labneh), to which you can add herbs, spices,
Savory Do-It-Yourself Power Bars
Those of you who have been readers for a stretch know how much I love a homemade travel snack. I went on an intense 48 hour sourcing trip last week and posted a photo to Instagram of the Do-It-Yourself Power Bars I made to take with me. They were based on the recipe I published years ago in Super
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