Juicy, sweet, slightly tart, pleasantly tannic… all describe the taste of the exotic and beautiful fruit: the pomegranate. Unfortunately, other words to describe it sometimes are: messy, staining, bitter, mysterious, impractical. We can make these negative descriptors disappear with just a few tips on selecting and opening these crimson marvels, so here goes!
Selecting the perfect [...]
Are you one of those who can’t live without your garlic? Good for you! Medical studies have shown that garlic can lower cholesterol, prevent dangerous blood clots, reduce blood pressure, prevent cancer, and protect against bacterial and fungal infections.
Did you know that one clove of garlic is ten times stronger pushed through a garlic press [...]
Crab season is one of the most anticipated culinary events in the Bay Area during the winter months. Delicious fresh Dungeness crab, fished from the ocean waters off Northern California is firm and sweet with lots of meat and lends itself to many great recipes. Add a bottle of chardonnay and a load of fresh winter vegetables [...]
‘Tis the season for giving, and there’s no better place to find interesting and tasty gifts than your local farmers’ market. Use your imagination and put together a selection of fresh and local products that are sure to please special people on your gift list. The farmers’ market is a great place to find unique [...]
I feel like I’m living in one of those old newsreels, where calendar pages flip furiously to signify the passage of time. Okay, it’s December. I get it.
Like most of you I’ve been spending way too much time in crowded stores—not to mention hours spent shopping on line—but all of this only makes my weekly [...]