• Zucchini Bread with Pineapple

    Moist and delicious zucchini bread, a quick bread made with fresh grated zucchini and crushed pineapple.
  • Mexican Green Rice

    Mexican green rice, cilantro rice, a rice pilaf cooked in chicken stock with poblano chiles, parsley, cilantro, onion, and garlic. Arroz verde.
  • Cactus and Corn Salsa

    A true southwestern salsa made with nopales cactus paddles, corn, green tomatoes, onions, and chiles.
  • Short-Rib Beef Stew with Ale

    Beef short-ribs, slow cooked and braised in brown ale. A hearty winter stew.
  • Nancy Hachisu – Japanese Farm Food

    Book review of Nancy Singleton Hachisu's Japanese Farm Food.
  • Roasted Tomato Soup with Chipotle

    Roasted tomatoes, onions, garlic and red peppers puréed into a smooth soup with smoky chipotle chiles.
  • Cheddar and Jalapeño Biscuits

    Light and airy cheesy biscuits packed with sharp cheddar and spicy fresh jalapeños.
  • Pickled Okra

    They're crunchy, not slimy! Lightly spicy homemade pickled okra, with cider vinegar, lemon, garlic, and spices. Easy to make.
  • Cod Sautéed in Olive Oil with Fresh Tomatoes

    A quick and easy recipe for fish sautéed in olive oil, with Italian herbs and fresh tomatoes.
  • Banana Sheet Cake

    Easy banana sheet cake with cream cheese frosting, perfect for a large gathering.
  • Hot Dogs with Pineapple Bacon Relish

    Hot dogs, cooked your favorite way, served with relish of pineapple, chopped bacon, red onion, and sweet pickles.
  • Stir Fried Japanese Eggplant with Ginger and Miso

    Japanese eggplant slices, gently stir fried with red chilies, ginger, and miso.
  • Mexican Quinoa Salad with Black Beans, Corn, and Tomatoes

    Quinoa salad with black beans, corn, fresh tomatoes, jalapeños, farmers cheese, lime juice, and cilantro.
  • Santa Maria Style Tri Tip

    A California classic, Santa Maria style tri tip beef roast, a triangle shaped bottom sirloin cut, with a peppery, salty, garlic-y crust.
  • Deviled Egg Salad

    An egg salad made in the style of deviled eggs, with mustard, mayo, hot sauce and paprika.
  • Pasta with Sausage, Tomatoes and Roasted Peppers

    Pasta tossed with Italian sausage, roasted red bell peppers, olives, capers, fresh tomato and basil