April 2nd is National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day. Sure, you could have a sandwich; but how about a PB & J pizza? Peanut butter was considered a delicacy in the early 1900s. It was only served in New York City’s finest tea room, to an elite clientele. A recipe in the May 1896 issue […]

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[1] Chocolate mousse with a secret: blue cheese blended into it (both photos © Castello Cheese USA). [2] Castello blue cheese. [3] Häagen-Dazs Mango Sorbet (photo © Häagen-Dazs).   The name of this dish may sound like an April Fool’s Day joke: A mousse of chocolate and blue cheese. We first had the chocolate-blue cheese […]

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[1] Spring Panzanella Salad, an Italian classic (photos #1 and #2 © Tending The Table | California Olive Ranch). [2] Close-up on the salad. [3] Radicchio (this variety is Trevisol; photo © Good Eggs). [3] Arbequina EVOO (photo © California Olive Ranch).   We love all kinds of bread, and that includes biscuits, pizza crusts, […]

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[1] Braised chicken thighs atop creamy polenta (photo © Good Eggs). [2] Large chicken thighs (photo © Good Eggs) [3] Use a braising dish or a casserole dish. A Dutch oven also works (photo of casserole dish © Lodge Cast Iron). [4] A wedge of Parmigiano-Reggiano, ready to grate (photo © YinYang iStock Photo).   […]

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[1] Green Goddess Spring Pizza, which can be enjoyed year-round, of course (photo © Broma Bakery | DeLallo). [2] Pea shoots (photo © Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog). [3] Spring peas, also called English peas and garden peas (photo © John Woodhouse | Woodhouse Chocolate). [4] A white pizza topped with peas, pea shoots and […]

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[1] A bottle of Yondu seasoning concentrate (photo © Yondu | Serpio). [2] Pasta and other sauces will taste better. Spaghetti With King Trumpet & Maitake Mushrooms (photo © Yondu). [3] Splash some Yondu into a stir-fry to heighten the flavors (photo © Yondu). [4] Three-minute vegetable soup with Yondu. The recipe is below (photo […]

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Plan ahead to enjoy this delicious sandwich on St. Patrick’s Day. It was created by DiBruno Bros. in Philadelphia, where it’s called the Irish Hoagie. The biggest challenge is finding a pumpernickel baguette in our area. We did find a pumpernickel rolls. If you can’t find anything similar, a pumpernickel bagel or a loaf of […]

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