Best kitchen trick ever

June 30, 2013
If you're anything like me, you don't always use an entire can of tomato paste. Oh, I know. The cans are small. But some recipes call for only a tablespoon or two, just...

Delicious vegetarian meal

August 20, 2012
Some of the contents of last week's CSA box There's no question that having organic produce delivered means a little more work. The produce comes straight from the...

10 ways to sneak healthful living into your life

July 13, 2012
Just do it in a sneaky way:1.  STEP UP. Take the stairs.2. STEP OUT. Park at the end of the lot. SPIN IT UP. Make a smoothie and add a spoonful of almond butter...

6 easy steps to a healthy trout dinner

May 15, 2012
Our neighbor brought over three fresh trout the other day. A friend of his loves to fish, but hates eating fish. We, and our neighbors, were beneficiaries of his...

Intricate flavors, exotic meals & slaughtering chickens

April 16, 2012
"I keep thinking about going back to Morocco," I said to M. the other day."I don't think you ever left," he responded, and maybe he's right. I've been home more than...

Simple Sicilian cooking

November 15, 2011
The trouble with two people of Sicilian descent cohabiting is that the entire household believes that the best meal has these ingredients.Garlic, onions, red, orange and...

A fish tale

September 1, 2011
I'm a girlie-girl and I make no apology for it. I wasn't raised in the country. I never killed my own food. I had a career in business. My father fished about once a...

Cooking: a labor of love

May 23, 2011
A friend visited us the other night. He and I had shared many fabulous meals over the decades of our friendship, and our conversation turned to Bay area restaurants....

For the love of food: Sur La Table cooking class

March 5, 2011
Maybe I've watched one too many episodes of Top Chef or maybe it's my Sicilian heritage, but I love being in the kitchen preparing delicious food. My good friend,...

The scam of haute cuisine

March 4, 2011
I took a cooking class last night at Sur la Table. We prepared a menu of simple, but delicious, foods using interesting ingredients.We made a flatbread with goat cheese,...

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