Broiled Saffron Dates
If you've been to my house at any point in recent months, you've likely had these dates. They take only slightly more effort to make than placing dates unadorned on a plate. And, there must be something unusually captivating about them because people always ask me how to make them. I think the idea
I've started to post some of the events and book signings I'll be doing in September and October related to the release of Near & Far . First up is a dinner cooked in the amazing fireplace at Camino in Oakland - details here . After that, there will be a number of free signings in October on the ...
Onigiri are so cute! I make these little on-the-go rice balls all the time with leftover rice, and whatever fillings and seasonings are convenient and on hand. You can make them any shape you like, sometimes I'll use damp (lightly salted) hands, other times press them into a mold, for more ...
Thai Zucchini Soup
My intent here was to make a chilled, pureed, Thai curry soup. It would be summery and refreshing, and at the same time, strong with green curry flavor. It would be a fantastic lunch. As you can see from the photos, that is not what happened. Instead, I ended up with a chunky zucchini soup, ...
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And a few favorite things from around the house, pictured above clockwise from top left. Leaves & Flowers Rosella Mint I drink it cold-brewed & iced, fresh marjoram, white pine deodorant, natural fiber jewelry, dried flowers. xo -h - True West - Stiv Wilson is not much of an exfoliator . - Nettle
Summer Drink Ideas
I'm delivering a list of quenchers today. A quick summer drink round-up to keep you hydrated and full of good ingredients while enjoying the sunshine. xo -h Vanilla Rose Water: I've encountered vanilla water in various guises over the past year or two. It's fantastic. The first time was at Héctor
Chia Breakfast Bowl
I know many of you are always on the lookout for quick, healthy breakfast ideas , and I have a solid for you. This chia breakfast bowl has been in high rotation here for the past couple of weeks. It's summery and bright, and if you can get on board with chia seeds in general, it's a nice way to ...
Summer Melon Salad
I made this quick melon salad with the frog prince of melons - the piel de sapo . It has creamy, sweet, pale green flesh, and a blotched, pebbled green-yellow appearance. Piel de sapo means toad's skin. I bought mine heavy, with streaks of yellow edging out the green on one side - both indicators
Make this seed pâté when you want something in your refrigerator that can easily assimilate into just about any snack or meal. It's one of those things that can cozy up to chilaquiles, be slathered on a quesadilla, dolloped on a yoga bowl , enjoyed alongside (or in place of hummus ), spread on a ...
Printing a Cookbook
Settle in for a longer post than usual - this one covers some territory. I took a bit of a field trip a couple of weeks back. I went to see where my book was being printed because, more than anything else, I was curious. I had an idea of what happens when a cookbook goes to the printer, a general