Corona Beans with Preserved Lemon and Rosemary

The mammoth Corona Bean is a splendid legume.  Smooth, white and impressively big dried beans cook up fat and pale beige after a soak and simmer.  I love these mighty beans as a cocktail nibble.  Perfect with a Negroni or glass of wine. Corona Beans with Preserved Lemon and Rosemary Corona Beans, dry single dry…

Giant Cheesy Goldfish Crackers

I made these for a friend last week and was reminded of how fab they are.  Feel free to cut this savory, flavorful dough into any shape you please. These are the Goldfish of your dreams. Cheesy, buttery, smiling giant goldfish crackers.  Perfect for a special snack, as they are rich and addictively delicious for…

Giant Cheesy Goldfish Crackers

These are the Goldfish of your dreams. Cheesy, buttery, smiling giant goldfish crackers.  Perfect for a special snack, as they are rich and addictively delicious for the cheese lover. The key to getting the goldfish shape is to augment a diamond ring cookie cutter by elongating the round portion, and adding a dent in the…

Pickled Eggs three ways

I recently ate an amazingly delicious snack:  a pickled egg. The guy at a local cheese shop where I bought it assured me they were “stupid easy” to make at home after I asked him how they had conjured such amazingness.  So I went home and tried my hand at making some.  They really are…

Sautèed Edamame

Here’s a tasty little nibble for any casual event. Super simple, and as delicious as they are nutritious.  Three ingredients, a couple minutes in a hot pan, and you’ve got a savory nibble for happy hour.  Enjoy! Sautèed Edamame 8 oz fresh or frozen soybeans (edamame) thawed 2 TB olive oil 1/2 tsp. sea salt…

Dried Persimmon

Subtle, sweet, complex, mellow and addictively delicious Dried Persimmon – YES.  It’s Halloween, and in the bay area, backyard persimmons are at the best state of ripeness for drying:  orange, but still hard.  Once they begin to soften, they’re too ripe to use for this technique.  I’m re-posting this recipe to help get you inspired.  …