Cooking lesson: Braised Chicken and Roasted Vegetables

This cooking lesson plan is for those who want healthy FAST and EASY cooking …cooking chicken on the stovetop while the vegetables are cooking in the oven.

Cooking lesson: knife skills and searing, sauteing, braising

This cooking lesson plan is for those who want to cover the basics of knife skills, and 3 stove-top cooking methods, using chicken, veggies and dried herbs.

Cooking classes: classic dishes for the home cook to know

Sauteed veggies: chard, zucchini, celery

My cooking classes varies from student to student. Some students want to learn how to cook without recipes, and in that case I teach specific cooking styles. Click here to see “Cooking Methods for the Home Cook to Know.” Other students want to learn classic traditional recipes, here is a list with some of the […]

Simple, easy, tasty, healthy dessert

Blueberry cobbler w/almond butter

Blueberries and almonds go really well together. This stove-top method of making a cobbler is easy enough for pre-teens to make, and healthy enough to serve as a snack.

Kale, the new spinach (soups, salads, chips)

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It’s official (in my culinary book of rules) — Kale is the new spinach. Nutritionists are talking about it, for a while now. Farmers are growing it, for a while now. More and more markets are carrying it. Restaurants are serving it. People are eating it. Parents are cooking it, serving it to their kids. Kids are eating it(!).

Recipes, demystifying angled luffa and smooth luffa (loofah)

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A food post for Monta Vista Market website.

Cooking demo at Atherton Appliance: Italian cuisine on the Bertazzoni

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2 June, Saturday

Six blueberry recipes

Blueberries

Blueberries are in! and here are 6 ideas for you to use’m…. Blueberry Port Sauce (for red meats), Blueberry Orange Sauce (for poultry), Blueberry Sweet-Spiced Pudding, Blueberry Vinegar (for fish, salads), a soured dip for a Fish Frittata and last, but not least – Frozen blueberries.

What to do with under-ripe fruit

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We are starting to see the first pickings of our summer fruits yet they lack the complex flavors, juiciness and sweetness that we soooo enjoy of tree-ripened fruits. I urge you not to pass them up, they have plenty of nutrients for us. Here are 7 ways to bring in some complexity, draw out their juices and give’m a bit of sweet boost.

Finger foods for Nightcrawlers

6 July, Wednesday