One dish that has almost dropped from sight is marinated cucumber salad. While June 13th is National Cucumber Day, pale-green cucumbers have a place on St. Patrick’s Day: as a side with a sandwich or with a main of seafood, poultry and meat—even corned beef and cabbage or a Guinness beef stew or lamb stew. […]

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[1] Double PB yum: peanut butter cookies with chopped white peanut butter cups (both photos © Justin’s). [2] Justin’s White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups (a personal favorite of ours).   January 24th was National Peanut Butter Day. We baked these cookies late in the day—in just enough time to have a couple of warm cookies […]

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[1] Pumpkin Fettuccine Alfredo (photo © Pinch Of Yum | DeLallo). [2] When a recipe calls for pumpkin purée, use canned pumpkin—not pumpkin pie filling, which contains spices (photo © Libby). [3] DeLallo fettuccine. You can buy Delallo products online (photo © Delallo). [4] Spicy Pumpkin Pappardelle (photo © DeLallo).   October 25th is World […]

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What’s in your salad? If it’s the same group of ingredients that you’ve used throughout the spring and summer, it’s time to expand your choices to cool weather ingredients. Good Eggs, purveyor of premium produce in the San Francisco Bay area, created the chart below to make it easy for you to mix and match. […]

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October is Italian Heritage Month, previously called Italian-American Heritage Month. It’s time to celebrate the accomplishments of Italian Americans, which in our case means the food. Beginning some 200 years ago, Italian immigrants in the U.S. with wonderful Mediterranean flavors and their home cuisine. Some of those recipes got enhanced with American ingredients, including lots […]

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We refer not to the hallucinogen psilocybin mushrooms—we’ve never been anywhere near one. September is National Mushroom Month—that means mushrooms in cuisine. We find culinary magic in the variety of culinary mushrooms available year-round. Why are they magic?     REASONS TO MEET MORE MUSHROOMS They can be served anytime, from breakfast to lunch to […]

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