Creating New Flavors: Asian Salad

Amphora Nueva and Tomato (Castro Valley Natural Grocery) have worked together to bring new Summer Salads with fresh new flavors. Have a look at the new salads Erin from Tomato has created.

John and Erica’s Roasted Pumpkin Seed Recipe

By Erica Perez of Oaktown Spice This time of year has always held a special place in my…

Traveling from Home with Chef Charlie: Tuscany, Part II

Continuing our stay on the southern shores of Italy, we are whisked away to a picturesque Tuscan villa near San Gimignnano and Volterra. It is here among the rolling green hills and vineyards, that Chef Charlie introduces us to a comforting Italian sugo, or traditional tomato-meat sauce, served over a buttery polenta.

Traveling from Home with Chef Charlie: Tuscany, Part I

For those of us native to the Bay Area, the month of May signals the start of artichoke season.

Kids in the Kitchen: Chinese Chicken Salad

Tracy Cates paints a picture most parents can relate to with their kids: how to appeal to a range of developing tastes around mealtime.

Traveling from Home with Chef Charlie: Puglia, Italy

How does a buttery Italian pastry, filled with a sweet almond custard sound? Well, this week we’re traveling to Puglia, Italy to bake Pasticciotti with Chef Charlie.

Shaved Asparagus Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

“This time of year is perfect for first of the season asparagus from the Sacramento Delta. Farmers such…

Mary Harrington’s Irish Soda Bread

St. Patrick’s Day is Tuesday 3/17. In my Irish-American family, corned beef and cabbage is a thing but…

Baci di Dama (Lady’s Kisses) from Julien Wagner

These sandy sandwich cookies (from Julien Wagner of Seven Hills Baking Company) are the pure essence of toasted…

How to Make Marmalade

It’s winter. Your favorite fruit might be months off, but it’s time to REVEL in the glorious citrus…