Bouillabaisse

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A couple of weeks ago, I hosted my buddy Hank Shaw of the award-winning Hunter Gardener Angler Cook at our home and hit 2 out of the 4 activities from his blog name: fishing and cooking. If you must know why those 2 specific activities, our garden is winding down for its summer rest and hunting involves either a gun, …

Carrot, Pea and Mint Salad Recipe

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Hi everyone! I’ve been traveling quite a bit this month (okay, traveling A LOT) and I have so much to tell you about, including a offshore fishing trip with Hank Shaw, meeting wonderful bloggers at BlogHer Food and introducing you to 2 brand new members of the Steamy Kitchen team! I’m finally back home on Saturday and hopefully will be …

Carrot and Zucchini Linguini Salad

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The anatomy of the perfect salad for me goes something like this: happy produce + vivid colors + variety of shapes and textures + big crunch topping + light, tangy dressing For Scott and the boys, it’s: cheese + cold, crispy lettuce + cheese + crunchy croutons + cheese + ranch dressing + topping of more cheese Given that, I’ve …

Fried Smelt

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In a previous life, I used to work for a giant booze company. I used to commute between my home in the San Francisco (which was only 7 miles away from the office but took 40 minutes to drive sometimes) to the office near the Embarcadero or to the winery in Napa Valley in my little beloved 2-seater fancy pantsy …

Sushi Rice

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Learn how to make sushi rice step by step – on my other site, New Asian Cuisine. Photos and instructions from Hideo Dekura, Brigid Treloar, Ryuichi Yoshii, Authors of The Complete Book of Sushi

Skirt Steak Tacos

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I’ve discovered that I’m not the only one who’s fiercely loyal to their local supermarkets. While some are loyal to a particular market because it’s convenient (close to house or office), I’m more influenced by the quality of two things: produce and meat (though my kids will argue that for them, it’s the variety of ice Creams and the breadth …

Grilled Bruschetta with Asparagus and Parmesan Cheese

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I’m so thrilled to introduce to you Debi Shawcross and her new book, Friends at the Table: The Ultimate Supper Club. I have a small group of friends here in my hometown that regularly get together nearly once a week for a dinner party. We often rotate houses, and of course the gathering is built all around the menu for the night. …

Baby Artichokes with Garlic and Tomatoes

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  But don’t be fooled by the name “baby artichoke” as they’re not “baby” or “immature” artichoke at all. An artichoke plant will sprout several regular sized artichokes near the top of the plant and much smaller ones near the bottom of the plant, which are labeled as “baby artichokes.” Clever marketing, eh? The smaller artichokes have the same flavor the …

Fish with Citrus Caper Sauce

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When it comes to fish, simple is best. This Fish with Citrus Caper Sauce Recipe only takes 10 minutes to cook, start to finish. I’ve used a combination of orange and lemon, capers, white wine and then finished it with a bit of butter.

Cayenne Cinnamon Ribs with Maple Glaze

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Sticky, sweet, salty, spicy ribs that are so crazy simple to make (the only cooking equipment you need is tin foil and an oven!) We normally enjoy our baby backs fall off the bone – they are so tender that when you lift up the bone, the meat really does fall off. But I remember chatting with Dr. BBQ a …