Roasted Cauliflower Macaroni and Cheese with Dungeness Crab

Cauliflower Mac-and-Cheese with Dungeness Crab

  We stood at the kitchen counter, hands dirty, taking turns with the only seafood cracker in the house (why haven’t I ever bought more?) to free the fresh, sweet morsels of meat from the crab legs and, instead of collecting that meat on a plate, we immediately popped them in our mouths.  It was a […]

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  Even with my relaxed goal of sharing one recipe a week, I’ve fallen behind schedule. Over the last month, my husband has suffered a fractured ankle, my brother in law was hospitalized and my sister and I each had a medical scare arising out of bodily lumps and bumps that makes you wonder if […]

Spicy Roasted Cauliflower Pasta with Bread Crumbs

Spicy Roasted Cauliflower Pasta with Bread Crumbs

  It all started with a craving for pasta with crab.  I have this recipe in the archives which happens to be one of my favorites but I wanted a fiery component to the dish this time.  In November, when dungeness crab season starts here in the Bay Area, I’ll be able to satisfy this craving. […]

Stir-Fried Sausage, Chickpeas and Red Rice

Stir-Fried Sausage, Chickpea and Red Rice

  You don’t realize how much you miss something until you remove it from your life.  In my case, I’ve decided to eliminate (or limit my consumption of) caffeine, chips, wine and sweets, at least for now.  We have a generally healthy diet around here but I do like a salty snack fix once in […]

Roasted Cornish Game Hens with Whiskey-Herb-Citrus Glaze on Polenta

Roasted Cornish Game Hens with Whiskey-Herb-Citrus Glaze @lemonsanchovies

  “You’ve been holding out on us.” I think it was my brother-in-law who said this on a recent visit after he discovered my liquor cabinet.  Full size bottles of rum, brandy, whiskey, vodka and various liqueurs that hardly ever make it in a cocktail because my husband and I lean toward wine for libation. […]