Tag: spring

Spring Breakfast: Green Eggs and Lamb

Spring Breakfast: Green Eggs and Lamb

It’s spring when the world is puddle-wonderful, at last. Herald the greening of spring in long-overdue rain with some breakfast ideas for green eggs and lamb sausage patties.

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2011 Oakland Greek Festival

2011 Oakland Greek Festival

| May 14, 2011 | 5 Comments

This weekend, be sure to catch the 2011 Oakland Greek Festival. Dance, shop, eat, and just enjoy the all-around good cheer. OPA!

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Strawberry Rhubarb Tarts

Strawberry Rhubarb Tarts

It’s May Day! Celebrate spring with a recipe for rosy pink strawberry-rhubarb tarts.

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Sugar Snap Pea Salad with Mint, Almonds, and Caramelized Onions

Sugar Snap Pea Salad with Mint, Almonds, and Caramelized Onions

| April 15, 2011 | 4 Comments

A perfect spring salad of tender sugar snap peas, refreshing mint, toasted almonds, and caramelized onions.

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Green as Grass: Asparagus Salad for Spring

Green as Grass: Asparagus Salad for Spring

The grass is here! The first crop of California-grown asparagus has arrived. Find out how to choose, cook, and enjoy these succulent spears, with a recipe for Spring Asparagus Salad.

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Spring Baking: We’ve Got You Covered

Spring Baking: We’ve Got You Covered

| May 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

Need a little inspiration to begin your spring baking projects? Friends showing you up at potlucks? In this post, Megan Gordon shares her picks for online finds that will get you prepared and inspired to hop in the kitchen and start baking.

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Ad Hoc:  Temporary Relief From Fragapane Phobia

Ad Hoc: Temporary Relief From Fragapane Phobia

| April 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

Ad Hoc has kept going, much longer than Keller anticipated it would. It turned out to be fun, a winning concept — unique, exciting, and relatively affordable — so it was not swiftly reconfigured as a burger joint or another Keller-ific experiment. It was allowed to simply continue, to breathe and evolve. It’s a privilege to do the same.

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Celebrating Spring with Lemon Desserts

Celebrating Spring with Lemon Desserts

| March 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

Spring has sprung in the city! There is asparagus in the markets, flowers popping up at the corner store by my place, and it’s no longer getting dark at 5:30. Hallelujah. For me, that generally means going for runs after work instead of hunkering down, making lots of fresh salads for dinner, and doing a little spring time baking. So here is a lovely recipe for a lemon pudding cake — I made it with lemons from my mom’s tree in Marin and had the other ingredients in the fridge. It’s relatively simple, light, and perfectly tart.

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Asparagus and Sweet Valley High

Asparagus and Sweet Valley High

| April 12, 2008 | 4 Comments

Because I was such a picky eater as a kid and gagged over nearly everything, I can always recall precisely when my feelings toward certain foods took a turn for the better. Not only that, but I clearly remember how the food was prepared, and I know exactly what I read that piqued my interest […]

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Peas and Long Life

Peas and Long Life

| May 31, 2007 | 2 Comments

California produce has slain yet another one of my Hate Foods. There were quite a few groups things I refused to eat as a kid and peas were definitely one of them. I hated the mushy, tasteless, mean little things. If I piled enough butter and salt on them, I could just swallow them down […]

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Asparagus on a Bun

| April 28, 2007 | 2 Comments

My parents travel light, so when they told me they were waiting at the baggage carousel, I knew some food had made its way from Missouri to California. I’ve been treated before to freshly dug potatoes, bags of dewy herbs, a catfish with its whiskers still intact, gooseberry jam, homemade beef jerky, and a selection […]

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