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.
You are what you eat and it shows! Dr. Dara Thompson talks about which foods feed the skin and some that may help to prevent skin cancer and sunburns.
What to cook when it’s too darn hot? Ice cream, of course! This week, Stephanie Rosenbaum reviews Sweet Cream and Sugar Cones, a how-to guide from San Francisco’s Bi-Rite Creamery, with a recipe for Balsamic Strawberry Ice Cream.
Megan Gordon shares her two favorite fruit salsas: simple strawberry salsa and mango cucumber salsa. Both are perfect for easy spring entertaining: they’re wonderful with simple tortilla chips or on top of grilled fish or chicken.
Summer is on the way, time for strawberries and cream & do-it-yourself art at the Napa InDIYdependent Culture Faire. And what to do with all the leftovers? Homemade strawberry shortcake, of course!
Like clockwork, as local strawberries start to trickle in, so do the slew of seasonal recipes that appear in print and in tons of blogs. Timeless dishes such as trifle, shortcakes, pie, creams and custards consume the majority of the recipes indexes. Yes, of course, they all have merit and nothing beats a perfectly ripe strawberry, but what drives my imagination as a cook is coming up with something new and innovative. This concoction came to my mind while recently looking over an image for a strawberry milkshake.
Spring has sprung and with it arrives our little diva princess, the strawberry. And let me introduce her BFF, tart to her sweet, rosy pink to her ruby red. Yes, I’m talking about rhubarb, the prettiest pink stalk you ever did see, ready right now to be turned into strawberry-rhubarb preserves for your spring table.
Summer is a tricky thing in San Francisco. A morning in July here often feels like a morning in February, much to the consternation of shivering tourist. We grab what sun we can two days here, three days there, until the fog rolls in and we’re grabbing our sweaters and pashminas instead, shrugging our pasty […]
Summer is a great time for cold fizzy refreshments. And drinks made with champagne, prosecco, or sparkling wine always seem the most elegant. Sangria Blanca — a Spanish sparkling wine drink infused with fruit — is just this type of libation (I love that word). And, with berries and mint, it’s really the perfect tonic […]
I’ve never understood how a fruit as delightful and sweet as a raspberry could have inspired the term “blowing a raspberry.” How could such a sweet and luscious plump red berry get such bad rap? Out of curiosity, I looked up the term. From what I can tell, it all started sometime in the late […]
Although the calendar says it’s only May, it feels more like July this week. My kids are begging to go to the pool every day and I’m craving ice cream. Strawberry ice cream to be specific. Strawberries are in full season in all their sweet glory and what better way to stave off the heat […]