Tag: summer

5 Sips of Summer: Think Pink Cocktails

5 Sips of Summer: Think Pink Cocktails

Stephanie Rosenbaum offers recipes for 5 perfect-for-summer pink drinks, cool-down, sun-down cocktails for warm summer weather wherever you can find it.

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Stalking The Elusive, Worthy Apricot – Summer Recipes

Stalking The Elusive, Worthy Apricot – Summer Recipes

| June 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Apricots are the finest of summer’s fruits, with dense, juicy flesh and delicate, velvety skins. That’s why it is so disheartening when you bite into one, only to find it is mealy and flavorless. To find the best ones, head to your local farmers market.

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Perfect for Summer! Recipe for Herbed Zucchini Fritters with Stone Fruit Salsa

Perfect for Summer! Recipe for Herbed Zucchini Fritters with Stone Fruit Salsa

Too many zucchini? Get the jump on summer’s abundance with this recipe for tasty Herbed Zucchini Fritters with Stone Fruit Salsa.

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Rhubarb Brings Spring To The Table

Rhubarb Brings Spring To The Table

| June 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

A vegetable that often masquerades as a fruit in sweet dishes, rhubarb is a true harbinger of the season, appearing in April and, if we’re lucky, lasting until July. You can save some for an off-season fix, too, because it freezes and thaws beautifully.

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The Great Charcoal Debate: Briquettes Vs. Lumps?

The Great Charcoal Debate: Briquettes Vs. Lumps?

| May 24, 2013 | 1 Comment

Does the kind of charcoal you use really make a difference when it comes to grilling up a tasty steak or other food on the grill? Yes — but deciding which one to use depends on what you’re after. Both briquettes and lump charcoal — aka “natural” hardwood charcoal — have their advantages and disadvantages.

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Avoid Extreme Diets – 5 Warm Weather Foods That Naturally Detox The Body

Avoid Extreme Diets – 5 Warm Weather Foods That Naturally Detox The Body

| May 22, 2013 | 5 Comments

Some people use extreme diets like fasting and juice cleanses. But these aren’t necessary for most people and may be dangerous without medical supervision. Here are five foods that support the body while cleansing.

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Late Summer Recipe Round Up: Tomatoes, Melon, Corn

Late Summer Recipe Round Up: Tomatoes, Melon, Corn

Make the most of late summer’s bounty with Bay Area Bites’ round-up of delicious, easy recipes for tomatoes, melon, and corn.

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Double Corn Delight

Double Corn Delight

Poached salmon with a delightful, delicious corn relish: what more does a summertime dinner need?

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Sean Timberlake Shares Favorite Summer Food Spots in San Francisco

Sean Timberlake Shares Favorite Summer Food Spots in San Francisco

| August 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Sean Timberlake of Hedonia and Punk Domestics takes you on a culinary tour of San Francisco.

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Book Review: Plum Gorgeous, by Romney Steele

Book Review: Plum Gorgeous, by Romney Steele

Summer fruit season is in full swing, perfect timing for Romney Steele’s new fruit book, Plum Gorgeous: Recipes and Memories from the Orchard. But it is too sweet for its own good?

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A Tower of Chocolate: The Three-Layer Fourth of July Chocolate Cake

A Tower of Chocolate: The Three-Layer Fourth of July Chocolate Cake

| July 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

This three-layer chocolate cake it perfect for Fourth of July, with its mountain of red, white and blue decor.

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Almanac Beer Company: Local brewers, local ingredients

Almanac Beer Company: Local brewers, local ingredients

| June 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Almanac Beer Company is one of the newest players in the ever-active San Francisco brewing community. Partners Damian Fagan and Jesse Friedman joined together to form the company, which took several years and culminated in a launch brew that was produced in the summer of 2010 and will be available this month.

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End of Summer Squid Salad

End of Summer Squid Salad

Seeing huge bins of watermelons sharing curb space with jack o’ lanterns is just one of the quirkier joys of our California calendar. Even as the days shorten and the nights draw in, there’s still a handful of balmy days to enjoy. Bask in the last days of summer with this refreshing Thai-inspired squid and melon salad.

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Summer in Morocco or, Bastilla Day

Summer in Morocco or, Bastilla Day

| August 6, 2010 | 2 Comments

Bastilla. Real bastilla made with real Moroccan pigeon. Of course, I thought that the pigeons caught and prepared for my meal might very well have been from some other country and merely had the misfortune of landing in the wrong spot at the wrong time, but I let that go. I was about to eat them baked with almonds, spices, and eggs into the flaky pastry of my favorite Moroccan dish of all time. And in Morocco, of all places, too. I longed to nearly suffocate myself under it’s heavy layer of powdered sugar and cinnamon.

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