Purple Brussels Sprouts with Radish & Anchovy Toast and a Quail Egg

purple brussels sprouts, anchovy & radish toast, and a quail egg

Today is the first real rainy day I’ve had since arriving in Berkeley over a month ago. We’re in the middle of a quite serious drought, and I can feel a collective sigh of relief in the air. As much … Continue reading

Berkeley & SF Explorations, Week 2

Japanese tea garden in SF

Since I’ve been in Berkeley, I’ve… Eaten, a lot. Twice at Chez Panisse, plus some quite indulgent staff meals; matrimonio and other tapas at Cesar; the famous Caesar salad at Zuni Cafe; pizza and salad at Cheeseboard Collective; many a … Continue reading

Homemade Snickers

homemade snickers

This is a real thing. A decadent, over the top, real thing. Seriously, homemade snickers. I found this recipe on the beautiful Not Without Salt. Creamy peanut butter nougat. Salted peanut caramel. Chilled and cut into little squares, dipped in … Continue reading

Charred Maple-Mustard Brussels Sprouts

maple-mustard brussel sprouts

Another dish that’s super yummy on Thanksgiving, or any other day this time of year. Sweet, salty, tangy, dare I say gooey? My dad found this recipe in Thanksgiving Dinner: Recipes, Techniques, and Tips for America’s Favorite Celebration. It came … Continue reading

Roasted Beets & Carrots with Cumin & Yogurt

roasted carrots & beets with yogurt

Going to keep this short and sweet. I’ll be doing a couple last-minute recipe blasts – yes, blasts – in the coming days until Thanksgiving. I don’t know about you, but I sometimes, you know…procrastinate. Didn’t decide what I was … Continue reading

Ridiculous Salted-Caramel Cake

salted-caramel cake

On a warm November day, I suddenly was struck by an undeniable urge to make a salted-caramel cake. Not just any salted-caramel cake, mind you, but an over the top duckfat caramel cake. With rosemary salt. And local, grass-fed cream … Continue reading