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Mother’s Day 2015 Recipes from John Ash

Mom shouldn’t have to cook on her day so here is a pretty simple menu that should please her. Serve her a nice crisp white wine from Sonoma County to go with it! You’ll be in her good graces all … Continue reading

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Pineapple and Cola Glazed Ham Recipe

Pineapple and Cola Glazed Ham Recipe Serves 16 or so This is a riff on a recipe my grandmother used to do for Easter and Christmas. Do seek out a good ham that hasn’t been shot full of chemicals! 10 … Continue reading

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Broccoli Pesto Recipe

Broccoli Pesto? Here’s an easy to make and really delicious pesto to use with pasta, as a filling for ravioli, to top baked potatoes and a way to sneak in some vegetables for those picky eaters in your family.   … Continue reading

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Steve’s “Uppercrust” Southern Fried Chicken Recipe

STEVE’S “UPPERCRUST” SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN RECIPE Serves 4 – 6 This is a recipe from my long-time friend and radio co-host Steve Garner. We’ve been doing a food talk show on Saturday mornings in Northern California (KSRO Good Food Hour … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Roast Turkey Recipe

This is my absolute favorite recipe for a moist, delicious roast turkey. The key is brining and roasting. I think you’ll love it too. Roast Turkey From Chef John Ash   Brine 2 cups packed brown sugar 1 cup pure maple … Continue reading

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My Favorite Tailgate Burger: Pimento Cheeseburgers

With the return of football, fall is tail gating time. With a portable grill there are all kinds of possibilites. Here is one of my favorites based upon the “Pate of the South”, Pimento Cheese. We think of pimento cheese … Continue reading

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Can a GMO save our oceans?

Many of us have strong opinions about GMO’s (genetically modified organisms) and I confess I’ve been one that has been concerned about their development and use. But this article about a genetically modified yeast that can help save marine life … Continue reading

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The Best Grilled Cheese

Serves 4 I recently saw a recipe from Chef Gabrielle Hamilton of the famous Prune restaurant in Manhattan that reminded me of the same thing my Grandmother did many years ago.  The secret to the best and fastest grilled cheese you’ll … Continue reading

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Perfect Burgers for Father’s Day

In recent years burgers have moved up from just being fast food faire to ultra chic and hip with top chefs creating all kinds of exotically flavored and constructed burgers including using outrageously expensive Kobe or Wagyu beef, stuffing them … Continue reading

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Food and Love and Oysters on the Half Shell

Food and Love:  The two seem to have always been connected in an intimate dance of the senses.  Do you ever think about it and wonder why the two are so intertwined?  For many of us, the most memorable (and … Continue reading

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