Monthly Archives: August 2010

A Caesar By Any Other Name: Coddled Egg and Anchovy Salad

When the publishers of Falling Cloudberries sent me a copy of the book I had been ogling over for months, I already had my eye on a certain teatime treat. But as I began flipping through the gorgeous tome, I … Continue reading

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Chicken and Scallion Dumplings: The Effortless Way to Entertain

It seems rather ironic that I am sharing a recipe with you today for chicken and dumplings. Why? Well, after a frigid, season-long winter this summer, the Bay Area–and San Francisco, specifically–is finally experiencing some actual HEAT. That said, while … Continue reading

Posted in canal house cooking, chicken, comfort food, dumplings, food music blog, Musical Pairings | 5 Comments

Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream with Limoncello: The Evolution of a Great Relationship

Ice cream, in my opinion, is one of the few things that children and adults love equally. A love for ice cream is a lifelong love that never fades–it just evolves. When you are a child, your favorite flavor might … Continue reading

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Grilled PadrĂ³n Peppers – Lost and Found

Small victories. Do you know that feeling of always looking for something in the hopes of one day spontaneously finding it? I’m not talking about Mr. or Mrs.Right, or that $20 bill that seemed to have gone AWOL. I’m talking … Continue reading

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Chilled Corn Soup, Garlic Custard, Shrimp, and Promises of Summer

Summer is always so full of promises. It is the season when everything is in bloom, sunshine is supposed to be abundant and everyone is just a little bit happier. This summer has been different–at least for those of us … Continue reading

Posted in blackberry farm cookbook, corn, corn soup, food music blog, garlic custard, grilled shrimp, matzo ball soup, Musical Pairings, summer | 8 Comments

Light Brioche Burger Buns: The Most Important Item

I went on my first backpacking trip last weekend and the first thing I did to prepare was bake these light brioche burger buns. The sane person would probably think about other more logical things first: charcoal, clothing, socks. No, … Continue reading

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Squash Blossom and Burrata Pizza- Starting August Off Right

This squash blossom pizza has been taunting me since March. March! That’s when the Los Angeles issue of Saveur appeared in my mailbox, its cover adorned with the most beautiful pizza pie I had ever seen. To say that I … Continue reading

Posted in burrata, cheese, food music blog, Musical Pairings, Pizza, pizzeria mozza, Saveur, squash blossoms, tomatoes | 6 Comments