What you see here is an excellent, hearty, winter-spirited casserole. It’s simple to pull together, and once in the oven the smell of garlic and herbs baking alongside the heirloom beans, simmering tomatoes, and golden mushrooms will bring neighbors in off the sidewalk. You should make it a.s.a.p! I found the recipe deep in back … Continue reading Heirloom Bean and Mushroom “Carnitas” Casserole
I thought it might be fun to cook some recipes together this year. Recipes that are new to me, and likely new to you as well. I keep an ongoing list of recipes I want to try from cookbooks, magazines, websites, and e-books, and this Pasta with Etruscan Sauce has been at the top of … Continue reading Pasta with Etruscan Sauce
These are buttery, whole-wheat shortbread cookies – fragrant with rosewater, and flecked with toasted nuts, and dried rose petals. They have a crunchy dusting of sugar on top that provides a satisfying, sweet tongue scratch, and are punctuated with black sesame. I’m not going to lie – it took a few attempts to nail them … Continue reading Rosewater Shortbread Cookies
Gingerbread cookies are the best. I like to bite their heads off first, then each arm, and then each leg. These are going to be the second cookie I am going to include in my holiday cookie boxes. I have a few strong opinions on how I like my gingerbread and this recipe fits the … Continue reading Gingerbread Cookies
A quick note to let all you Angelenos know about an event **this** Sunday, October 20 from 4-6pm. We’ll be celebrating the release of Aran Goyoaga’s stunner of a new book at Botanica this weekend. There’s more info & tickets here. But, the basic details: there will be food inspired by our books, and drinks, … Continue reading Los Angeles: Book Signing Party this Sunday!
Classic cocktail enthusiasts might want to look away. This is my take on the Dark n’ Stormy cocktail from Bermuda (which is a trademarked mix of Gosling’s rum, and spicy ginger beer). I like a Dark n’ Stormy – they’re invigorating, easy drinking, simple to make, and equally tasty on a beach or in an … Continue reading Kombucha Dark and Stormy
This is the week each year I get asked for vegetarian Thanksgiving recipe ideas, so I thought I’d update my list of favorite recipes and ideas from the archives. I’ve also added a few recipes I’ve come across on other sites that looked exciting. I hope those of you preparing, and celebrating Thanksgiving this week … Continue reading Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes