woodfire roast chicken

The Perfect Woodfire Roasted Chicken

On May 28, 2013 3 Comments
In Meat, Recipes

I show up at Pie Ranch bright and early. The farmers are just settling into a hot breakfast of whole grain pancakes & soft scrambled farm eggs –… Read More »

Buttermilk Dressing

Blue Cheese Buttermilk Dressing with Little Gem lettuce, Radish, Watercress, and Nasturtium

On May 28, 2013 7 Comments
In Recipes, Vegetables

Notice that the title is Blue Cheese Buttermilk Dressing with Etc, Etc, Etc… That’s because if I had my way I would just slather this dressing all over the… Read More »

Flan

Flan: How to Make Flan Like a Pro

On May 24, 2013 1 Comment
In Sweet Pastry

Why are the easy things in life so darned difficult? Why I ask, why?!?!! (Head hung over in despair, fists pounding on table.) Flan is one of those… Read More »

Mole Negro

Oaxacan Black Mole

On May 24, 2013 3 Comments
In Meat, Recipes

“What are we making?” a student asks in a highly critical untrusting tone. “Oaxacan Mole Negro.” I respond, avoiding confrontational eye contact awaiting the inevitable  judgement that middle… Read More »

Ceviche

Habanero Mango Ceviche

On May 21, 2013 3 Comments
In Fish

I love a little fruity kick in ceviche!  Yes Habanero peppers are hot but they also have a great fruity flavor which I adore. I will warn you… Read More »

Coconut Pastel de Tres Leches Cake

Pastel de Tres Leches

On May 21, 2013 1 Comment
In Sweet Pastry

Every week my oh-so-adorable Edible After School students beg to make cakes, donuts, and cookies. And every week I say: NO! Except this week – this week we… Read More »

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BBQ Pork Loin & Spicy Fresh Plum Sauce

On April 11, 2013 8 Comments
In Meat, Recipes

I love Trader Joe’s for the value, but I hate it for the ridiculous amount of packaging and the lack of seasonal regional produce. Nonetheless, these black plum… Read More »

Shrimp and Avocado Salad

Shrimp and Avocado Salad with Jalapeno Sauce

On April 10, 2013 5 Comments
In Fish, Recipes

I call this recipe: I Wish I Was in Playa del Carmen. Yes, I believe this would go quite well with a fresh lime margarita on the rocks… Read More »

Broa, Portuguese Cornbread

Broa! Portuguese Cornbread

On April 5, 2013 22 Comments
In Recipes, Savory Pastry

Digging deep into the regional cuisine of Pescadero with my Edible After School class, we have begun to unravel the origins of dishes that often grace the three… Read More »

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Italian Sausage with Piquillo Pepper & Molina Tomato Sauce

On March 19, 2013 4 Comments
In Meat

Before I begin touting Molina tomatoes that aren’t even in season yet (I bet you gobbled up yours fresh last summer and forgot to can them?), I’d like… Read More »