COUS COUS RISOTTO WITH OLIVES, BABY KALE AND SUN-DRIED TOMATOES

Serves 4 – 6 as a main course This recipe uses a kind of cous cous known as Israeli cous cous. It’s really just a small pearl pasta and is widely available. It is made

A simple dinner for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is often problematical. Restaurants are busy (and often expensive) and we are encouraged to spend maybe too much on chocolates, flowers or whatever. Why not make a simple meal for your beloved. Here’s

ZITI WITH BROCOLLI RABE AND SAUSAGE

ZITI WITH BROCOLLI RABE AND SAUSAGE Serves 4 Broccoli rabe and sausage is a match made in heaven I think. They go well together with pasta, as a side dish or on a slices of

A Wintertime Favorite: CREAM OF “GREEN” VEGETABLE SOUP

Serves 4 - 6 This simple, rich soup goes together really fast and can use your favorite green vegetable. Candidates, either fresh or frozen, could include peas, chopped vegetables such as broccoli, zucchini, spinach, asparagus,

Perfect Meal for Cold Weather: Pot-au-feu which means “pot on the fire” in France

POT-AU-FEU Serves 8 Pot-au-feu which means “pot on the fire” in France is very similar to the Italian Bollito Misto or to a New England or Irish boiled dinner. Piquant, briny condiments are usually served

2 Favorite Recipes: CRAB HUSH PUPPIES & TURKEY MOLE PUEBLA STYLE

CRAB HUSH PUPPIES Makes 20 - 25 In honor of the start of crab season! 6 cups peanut oil for frying 2 cups yellow cornmeal 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons baking powder 2 tablespoons

Thanksgiving Turkey Leftovers – Try this famous TURKEY TETRAZZINI recipe!

TURKEY TETRAZZINI Serves 4 – 6 This dish purportedly was named for Luisa Tetrazzini, an Italian soprano who was popular in America in the early 1900’s. Beautifully plump, she supposedly once said, “I must not

Recipe: TOMATILLO, CORN AND ALASKA COD CHOWDER

The weather has really changed here in Northern California. Soup weather! Here is a recipe that I did for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute that would be perfect for this time of year. TOMATILLO, CORN

Here’s a Favorite Mushroom “Comfort Food” Recipe

CHAWAN MUSHI Serves 4 Chawan mushi is Japanese comfort food that combines eggs and dashi (the basic stock of Japan) to make a light custard and then it is steamed or baked in a hot

ARUGULA, ASIAN PEAR AND PROSCUITTO SALAD

ASIAN PEARS The Asian or oriental pear has been in America since the late 1800s but it’s only in the last decade or two that enough trees were planted to provide for commercial production. These