Tag: autumn

Who’s Got the Best Pumpkin Ice Cream in the Bay Area?

Who’s Got the Best Pumpkin Ice Cream in the Bay Area?

| October 31, 2013 | 1 Comment

BAB goes around the Bay to find out which scoop shop licks the competition for this favorite seasonal flavor.

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From Sweet to Heat: A Guide to Picking Peppers at the Farmers’ Market

From Sweet to Heat: A Guide to Picking Peppers at the Farmers’ Market

| October 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Summer may be coming to an end, but pepper season is heating up. Native to the Americas, the fruits of Capsicum annuum are in full force at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market from summer into early fall, where you can find more than 40 varieties in just about every color of the rainbow.

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Seven Reasons to Visit East Bay Farmers’ Markets This Fall

Seven Reasons to Visit East Bay Farmers’ Markets This Fall

| September 20, 2013 | 1 Comment

As more locally-grown produce has been popping up on grocery shelves, you might feel like you could skip the farmers’ markets and just hit the supermarket. If you do, you will miss out on some delightful organically grown treats. It is these only-at-the market vendors that draw me to two and sometimes three markets every week. Here are my faves.

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Recipe: Pumpkin Doughnut Holes

Recipe: Pumpkin Doughnut Holes

Get over your fear of frying and whip up a Halloween-ready batch of these easy pumpkin doughnut holes.

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Pumpkin Toffee Cookies recipe

Pumpkin Toffee Cookies recipe

| October 17, 2012 | 3 Comments

The chewy pumpkin cookie of your dreams, full of pumpkin spice and buttery toffee bits. Don’t you already feel all warm and cozy and fall-like just thinking about it?

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Yeasted Pumpkin Bread

Yeasted Pumpkin Bread

These next few weeks, pumpkins will be everywhere you look. Which means everyone you know will be baking their favorite pumpkin quick bread, pumpkin cookies, or pumpkin muffins these days. This yeasted version is a little more unusual. It makes a great base for turkey sandwiches slathered with mayonnaise and cranberry sauce; it’s also wonderful for breakfast toasted and spread with apple butter.

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Apple picking, pumpkin patching, & the joys of the cider doughnut

Apple picking, pumpkin patching, & the joys of the cider doughnut

As a kid, every autumn held a sunny October weekend where my mom would toss my sisters and I into the back of the Volvo and head out to the country to go apple picking. Recreating this experience on the West Coast can take a little doing, but it’s possible.

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A Bite of Autumn: Ginger Pear Tartlets

| October 13, 2007 | 2 Comments

Sometimes, the best of intentions go awry. Fortunately, there’s always frozen puff pastry. Emergency desserts during the summer are easy — who needs to gild perfect berries? — but as autumn settles in, it’s more of a challenge to impress VIP guests, say, eight culinary experts called for a special meeting. And you’re supposed to […]

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