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Category Archives: Recipe

Naan: soft, chewy and delicious

Inspired by my experience last month with pizza on the grill, I got to thinking about other flatbreads that are cooked in the same way. Direct contact with high heat- it’s … Continue reading

August 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

What to make for brunch this weekend: Torrijas

This week at Solana 4, I learned how to make torrijas (tor-REE-has), a Spanish take on French toast. They’re less eggy than the French toast I’m used to, due to … Continue reading

April 27, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Best Damn Brownies Ever

Yep, I’m claiming it. I’m a chocolate enthusiast, and one thing I can confidently say is that I know my way around a brownie. When I was a little girl, … Continue reading

April 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Candied Pumpkin Seeds

Today at Martin Berasategui, I learned how to make pepitas garrapiñadas, candied pumpkin seeds. The pepitaswill be the crunchy garnish on a chocolate mousse dessert, providing both a textural and a … Continue reading

March 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Recipe: Avocado Salsa Verde

It’s springtime in California, and this warm, sunny Sunday calls for avocado salsa and cold Pacifico cerveza. I’ve adapted this recipe from a old issue of Food and Wine Magazine; … Continue reading

March 28, 2010 · 2 Comments

How to Poach-Fry Eggs

Wait, what? A poached-fried egg? That’s right, my two favorite preparations of eggs all wrapped up in one. Our chef instructor, Patrick Clark (formerly of California Cafe at Stanford and … Continue reading

February 22, 2010 · 3 Comments
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