December 3, 2018

Many people could not identify a quince either on a tree or in the produce aisle. Perhaps because its season is so brief or because many produce markets don’t have it available. I hope by sharing these recipes, you’ll familiarize yourselves with its subtle beauty and learn to share my deep appreciation for t...

February 16, 2017

Meyer lemons have been around a lot longer than California Cuisine. They were identified in 1908 by none other than Frank N. Meyer and are thought to be a cross between Eureka and Lisbon lemons.

September 30, 2016

 It always surprises me to see local apples in the markets when it still feels like summer.  Somehow I think of apples as a fall fruit but it’s really a transition fruit between summer and fall, some ripening in the warmer weather and some sweetening up after the first frost. 

It’s no surprise t...

June 28, 2016

Running out of ideas for how to use that "end of the season" cherry crop?  This recipe is great for a 4th of July Barbecue.

4 lbs. pitted cherries

Grated zest and juice of 1 orange

1T Kirsch

1 cup sugar

1T Flour

2/3 cup toasted walnuts or pecans (or combination of both)

1 ¼  cups unbleached all-purpose flour

6T brown...

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