Monthly Archives: July 2010

Tri-color Peppers Stuffed with Quinoa

Unless you’re six feet under, you’ll know quinoa is The New Big Thing – though this South American pseudograin is actually thousands of years old.  It’s fairly neutral and can stand in for white rice, for the most part, taking on the … Continue reading

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Your Basic Fried Oyster Po’boy with Slaw

I admit to craving oysters every now and then.  I would have been happy in turn-of-the-century New York City, I think, where oysters were plentiful and every dive sold oyster stew.    I often see an oyster po’boy—or poor boy, if … Continue reading

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New Grocery Outlet in Pinole

A Grocery Outlet just opened in Pinole – 1460 Fitzgerald Drive.  I usually go to the one in Berkeley, since it’s only a couple miles from where I live, but I thought I’d check out the Pinole branch to see if … Continue reading

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Seared Figs Stuffed with Chevre & Prosciutto

Of all the recipes I’ve developed, this is the one my family and friends request most often.  Each year we patiently wait for Mission figs to show up in the markets, which happens round about mid-June.  They’re as sweet as … Continue reading

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Abstract 4th of July Glazed 7up Cake

My mother is going to see family in New York City and Germany this summer.  She’ll be gone for two months and is leaving on Tuesday, so I made a couple of special things as a sort of a bon voyage … Continue reading

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