Winter, spring, summer, hatch, and fall. Some consider Hatch Chile season as important as any other season — and they fit it in so snugly between summer and fall.This very special season only lasts about six weeks, during August and September. So don’t waste a moment before you get them. (Of course, you might just […]
For the last few months there’s been a bag of blue cornmeal in my pantry, starring at me, asking — begging, really — to be turned into something wonderful. Today was the day I decided exactly what that something wonderful would be. I had the blueberries, and well, when added to a title with “blue […]
There are granola bars, and there are Roasted Hazelnut-Orange Chocolate Granola Bars. Since tasting Nutella for the first time as a little kid, hazelnuts have been one of my favorite things in the world. Their rich, buttery flavor is matched by no other nut. And when you cook good , your house will be filled […]
Thought to be native to southern Brazil, passion fruit are named for the bloom of the spectacular passion fruit flower, not for the fruit itself. It’s believed that Spanish missionaries thought parts of the flower resembled different religious symbols. Choose passion fruit that feels a bit heavy for its size — it should look plump, […]
“A Cherimoya is deliciousness itself.” — Mark Twain When I opened the box of Cherimoyas that Melissa’s Produce sent me, I immediately remembered when I had my first one — about twenty years ago, when I was living in Spain. My Spanish sister, Pilar, introduced me to them. I hadn’t seen anything like them before. […]
I’m always surprised that the morning after the Thanksgiving feast, I wake up hungry. In fact, starving. What’s up with that!? These are quick and easy muffins that you can whip up with your leftover cranberry sauce, (which is the one thing I always seem to make about fifty-seven times as much as I’ll need).