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California Spiny Lobster Roll

Photo by Rosminah Brown California spiny lobster must be eaten fresh. If you have a fresh lobster and do not have time to eat it all that day, you can remove the tail and freeze it for later. Store the detached tail in a container of water, letting it freeze in the ice. Thaw it

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October 01. 2016 | By Rosminah Brown | 0 comments

Main Dishes, Other, Recipes

Santa Maria-Style Barbecue Tri-Tip

Santa Maria-style barbecue is all about the smoke—grilling over the coals of red oak logs gives it an authentic flavor. Ideally you need a wood-fired barbecue pit with a movable grate, so that you can adjust the meat’s proximity to the heat.

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September 03. 2015 | By | 0 comments

Main Dishes, Recipes

Egg Curry

M. F. K. Fisher wrote of making an egg curry when she was a young girl that she called Hindu Eggs. It was so spicy hot that she and her sister had tears streaming down their face while they tried valiantly to eat it.

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June 20. 2015 | By | 0 comments

Main Dishes, Recipes, Side Dishes


Stuffing—it’s not just for Thanksgiving anymore. This recipe is suitable for stuffing a Thanksgiving turkey, and yet is adaptable enough anytime you want a delectable side dish. And if you make it without the sausage and serve some braised sausages on top, it can even become a one-dish meal. It can also be made with corn

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October 08. 2014 | By | 0 comments


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Chicken with Sautéed Sugar Snap Peas

If you already have some left over chicken, you can use that and skip poaching the chicken breast. Makes 2 servings 1/2 chicken breast (or leftover cooked chicken) Handful of fresh herbs, such as tarragon, dill, basil 1 shallot, minced 1⁄2 tablespoon butter A drizzle of olive oil 1 pound of sugar snap peas, topped

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June 10. 2014 | By | 0 comments


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Cauliflower and Walnut Pasta

Makes 4 servings Without the pasta, this makes a good vegetable side dish and without the prosciutto, it makes a delicious vegetarian or vegan dish. However you make it, do seek out the chipotle cocoa walnuts from Rancho La Vina, they add an extremely flavorful note to this dish. If you can’t find them, use toasted

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June 10. 2014 | By | 0 comments

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