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The Other Tortilla

With one kind of tortilla, you can make chilaquiles or huevos a la mexicana. But there’s a different sort of eggs and tortilla altogether. The tortilla española is Spain’s version of the French omelet or the Italian fritatta. The traditional tortilla has potatoes and onions, but you can add just about anything you have on […]

Not Your Momma’s Fruit Salad

At the very least, this isn’t my mother’s fruit salad. She’s not particularly keen on ginger or cilantro, both of which play supporting roles in this spicy tropical fruit salad with pineapple, mango, and honeydew melon. Something refreshing is a nice addition to a summer BBQ, but most of the time, it falls flat. This […]

Cedar Plank Salmon

Even in occasionally-gray San Francisco, it’s grilling season. Food, fire, and fresh air. What more could you ask for? One of my favorite things to grill is cedar plank salmon. The plank gives a nice, mild smoke flavor to the fish with almost no extra work on your part. You can get the planks for […]

Spicy Pickled Carrot Sticks

I’m sort of obsessed with carrots. I eat them every day at lunch. And then again at dinner, sometimes. I think we go through a couple pounds a week. They’re a healthy snack. They can be used to great effect in either savory or sweet dishes. Mmm… carrot cake. And carrots make great pickles. Pickling […]

Sesame Roasted Broccoli

It’s rare that a vegetable steals the show. In a recent dinner at EOS Wine Salon, the sesame roasted broccoli did just that. It was perfectly cooked, with a salty, nutty sauce. Roasted broccoli is a staple in our kitchen. The basic recipe follows Cooks Illustrated — put a sheet pan in the oven and […]

Chicken and Lentil Curry

I seem to have lentils, those tasty little legumes, on the brain. And until making this recipe, I had them in the pantry too. They were leftover from making the Ultimate Veggie Burgers, palak daal, and a lentil soup or two. Generally, they’re a good thing to have on hand. Cheap, healthy, satisfying, and easy […]

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