Yellow bowl with sauteed chard and chickpeas with glass of wine and pepper shaker

Use some of that amazing (and prolific) rainbow or Swiss chard with some sliced garlic, fried until crispy, with chickpeas and sun-dried tomato for a healthy but flavourful meal ready in under 30 minutes. I got the chard from one of the local produce delivery companies: Golden Gate Organics and I’m going to tell you all about their boxes.

Tapioca Cheese Bread Bites with Butternut Squash

Glass of white wine paired with bowl of tapioca cheesee bread with butternut

Tapioca cheese bread bites with butternut squash and shallots are an easy version of Pao de Queijo (Brazilian cheese bread) with a California fresh and seasonal flair. Perfect for pairing with wine from Suisun Valley Filling Station for your holiday party appetizers. Today’s dash of science: Tapioca starch – what is it and how to use it.

Sautéed Swiss Chard and Butternut Squash

Overhead shot of swiss chard and buttern nut squash with pomegranates

Butternut squash is more versatile than you think! Beside a quick sauté adding swiss chard and pomegranate to the butternut squash, I’ve rounded up several other vegan and vegetarian recipes to inspire you (plus some storage tips). Today’s Dash of Science: What are carbohydrates and starches?

Garlic Mint Beets

Top view of beets on plate

A brighter spring take on roasted beets, marinated with mint and garlic and drizzled in yogurt.

Super Citrus Cake

Citrus cake with a blue stripe towel

An amazing citrusy cake with stabilized whipped cream and multiple types of citrus fruits and a slightly caramelized glaze.

Dr. Blossom cocktail side view

A subtly spiced pomegranate liqueur that is delicious added to some soda water or in a bright cocktail – like this Dr. Blossom recipe! Alright, the last of the promised winter syrups and liqueurs (for now): pomegranate spice liqueur. For those just joining us, you can read the rest of this saga in Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. Part 1 has most of science notes about making liqueurs. There’s not a lot to say about this recipe, besides that it was born out of an “I have pomegranate arils in the fridge that need to be used up”…Continue Reading

Radicchio and Caramelized Onion Flatbread

Baked and cut radicchio flatebread

A chewy, thick crust flatbread pizza with creamy cheeses, sweet onions, and seasoned radicchio. And some notes on flavours in dough – because of yeast!

Romanesco and White Bean Pasta

Plated romanesco and white bean pasta

Delicately flavored romanesco mixed with white beans and green onions with just a hint of spice tops this pasta for a quick vegetarian meal.