Chances are you live a stone’s throw away from a Thai restaurant in your neighborhood, and you’ve got a go-to local favorite for pad thai. These days I often find myself traveling north of Berkeley, where there’s quite a few wonderful Thai eateries clustered in Albany, El Cerrito and San Pablo locales.
Have I told you about my cranberry habit? Every year, around this time, I buy way too many cranberries. I love the way they look and taste and am always trying to find innovative ways to use cranberries in recipes. Recently, I baked Brie with cranberries and it was so good that I figured, I couldn’t go wrong with a grilled cheese, right?
Homemade cranberry sauce is crazy easy to make. I mean it. It is stone cold simple. Once you try it, I promise you will never buy the weird canned stuff again. This cranberry sauce elevates the traditional version with the addition of fragrant orange zest and juice, ginger, and warm spices.