This is the time of year I find myself drying herbs. In part, it is because I tend to come across special, unusual varietals in the spring and summer - caraway thyme, pineapple sage, fresh coriander. Some will appear for a week or two, then aren't seen again for another year...
These homemade power bars are based on the recipe I published years ago in Super Natural Cooking. The main difference here is I made these more savory with toasted walnuts, crumbled kale chips, and oil-cured olives.
Taking saffron infused honey to the next level by adding seasonal blackberries. It's simple, and an ideal topping for oatmeal, pancakes, waffles, or a cheese plate. A favorite!
Perhaps the only waffle recipe you need. Enjoy!
Peter Reinhart's Napoletana pizza dough recipe. It makes my all-time favorite pizza dough using a delayed-fermentation method.
Compound butters are a lazy cook's secret weapon. They're a way to add intense flavor to preparations without a whole lot of extra effort. I've included a few recent favorites here.
A primer on how to cook artichokes, particularly the baby ones. A lot of people are intimidated by the process, or they think it's not worth the effort. But with a little patience, salt, and fat - you can absolutely cook some of the best artichokes of your life.
Mojo de ajo - let's discuss. It's a simple sauce made from olive oil roasted garlic cloves combined, primarily, with fresh orange and lime juice. You need it in your cooking repertoire. Here's a list of ways I used it this week.
A bit about this favorite curry paste - it's vibrant, electric yellow in color, and intensely flavored. Made with a shallot base coupled with ginger, and garlic, turmeric, and serrano chiles, it's the sort of thing you can use to make a broth, or flare out simple preparations like scrambled eggs or fried rice.
This chile relish has been a staple this summer. it brings the fast magic - adding depth, raisiny-chile flavor, color, and dimension to all sorts of simple preparations. I'll list off a number of my favorites here.