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[recipe] Ice-brined pickles offer a strong hit of garlic and less-aggressive acidity than typical homemade dills.
Creamy Pasta with Prosciutto and Snap Peas -- an example of how easy cooking without recipes can be once you know the basics.
[recipe] a perfect spring refresher: homemade ginger-rhubarb syrup + the Paloma Rosada cocktail
[recipe] Thai Curry Beef Noodles, from a template of easy weeknight noodle stir-fries made from pantry staples.
[recipe] Melted Leeks and Red Quinoa with a Poached Farm Egg and Parmesan Broth -- on the table in less than 30 minutes.
[recipe] Asparagus Pickles with Tarragon -- in honor of this month's CanJam theme, herbs.
[recipe] A pasta salad fit for spring, with asparagus, ham, orzo, garbanzos, and a citrusy dressing
[recipe] Have you ever heard of chicken pot roast? This version from the River Cottage Cookbook is delicious, and dead easy.
[recipe] Celebrate the avocado’s return to farmers markets with a big mess of potato, chorizo, and mushroom tacos.
[recipe] making Giardiniera, Italian-style mixed vegetable pickles -- a labor of love.
[recipe] home-cured corned beef, too good to save for St. Paddy's Day celebrations
[recipe] pasta carbonara, made with home-cured guanciale... plus two delicious little twists sure to upset the purists.
[recipe] Raised pork pie from the River Cottage Meat Book, a lapsed vegetarian's homage to "Danny, The Champion of the World" by Roald Dahl.
[recipe] escarole, bacon, hard-boiled egg -- the salad so good and so simple that we ate it three times in 2 weeks
[recipe] deep-dish pizza baked in a cast-iron skillet
[recipe] In a (carrot) pickle: How even a lazy, messy cook can make a great garnish for Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches.
[recipe] Classic creamed spinach for a steakhouse-style dinner at home
[recipe] Chicken soup with a gimmick (...and dumplings)
When life gives you lemons, make Meyer Lemon Marmalade -- our entry in the Citrus edition of Tigress's CanJam.
[recipe] The garnishes for posole rojo, the traditional Mexican pork & chile stew -- a perfect meal to take the chill out of winter.
A step-by-step guide to making perfect duck confit -- a key ingredient in cassoulet and other wintery treats.
Planning a 100-mile holiday celebration isn’t just fun, it’s also pretty simple if you think seasonal and traditional.
[Recipe] Rummaging through a box, I discover our family's turkey stuffing -- sage, bacon, garlic, and Parmesan -- goes back at least 3 generations.
[recipe] Poulet au Riesling, a traditional Alsatian dish, and our first entry in this year's Dark Days Eat Local Challenge.
Learning to style and shoot picture-perfect food photos with Matt Armendariz (of MattBites) and the Food Fanatics.
In Matthew Amster-Burton's new book, "Hungry Monkey", kid-friendly food goes way beyond nuggets: A recipe for Beer-Braised Short Ribs.
Cuban-style pressed sandwiches — roast pork, ham, cheese, pickles, mustard — are just the sort of thing to eat when we need a little cheering up.
A visit to Contigo Kitchen + Cava, San Francisco's new Spanish restaurant from Chef Brett Emerson (of the blog In Praise of Sardines).
What dessert recipe could possibly be worthy of a guest-post on Food Blog of the Year? Perhaps Profiteroles with Chartreuse Ice Cream.
A visit to the wittly named Nopalito -- offspring of SF's beloved Nopa -- for authentic Mexican food made with local and sustainable ingredients.
This week, celebrate Chinese New Year -- and the Year of the Ox in particular -- with a bowl of Sichuan-style oxtail soup.
Oh, choucroute garnie! Leave it to the French to garnish humble sauerkraut with a pile of pork. This streamlined version's easy enough for midweek.
Soaking cherry tomatoes in a spicy-sweet brine makes little flavor-bombs perfect for a gazpacho-inspired salad.
We passed on Slow Food Nation, spending the weekend celebrating the bounty of the Bay Area's foodshed in other ways.