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This Just In: Intergalatic Nectarines

If you’ve been hitting the Farmers’ Markets recently, you know that stone fruit, particularly peaches and nectarines are going OFF right now. As always, our friends at Blossom Bluff Orchards have some incredible offerings in this department, and if you’ve been to the Blossom Bluff stand you know that they have an uncanny ability to [...]

This Just In: First King Salmon of the Season

The kitchen just received the first beautiful King Salmon of the season from Monterey Seafood and it will be on the menu tonight. Jonah will be serving the King Salmon with sauteed Brookside fava beans, spring onions, Butterball potatoes, and a basil pesto. Jonah, Natalie, and Bob tasted the fava beans last night and agree that they are the sweetest fava beans they’ve had….

More From Our Celebrated Piedmontese Chef and Chef Jonah

As our event gets closer, and more ideas express themselves over the internet among the chefs (Pastry Chef Jenny Raven has joined Marco and Jonah with an opinion and query about the Piemontese bunet), a postable, but not-quite-ready-for-prime-time, menu is taking form. Added to the below menu will be …

This Just In: Rosemary In Bloom

After a winter that was basically one long extended spring, many home gardeners in the Bay Area are finding their big, fluffy rosemary bushes now graced with beautiful purple blossoms. Pastry Chef Jenny Raven, a home gardener herself, has seen it first hand in her own yard & in honor…

This Just In: Brookside Farm’s Flavor King pluots

As often as I come across a “perfect” piece of fruit, however, I rarely employ the philosophy of showcasing its perfection by serving it untouched; as Chef Paul Canales says, “the customer is not paying me to shop for them – I’m here to cook!” Only once or twice a year does a fruit come along that I feel is featured best by serving on its own, without setting it in a composed dessert context. That time has come…

Desserts for Oceanic Dinners 2011

Santa rosa plum sorbetto and brachetto sgroppino

Peach ice cream sandwiches with boysenberry sauce

Warm fig and raspberry tart with fig leaf ice cream

Amaretti-stuffed, roasted apricots with marsala…

Lemon Verbena Tisane

Jenny Raven’s Lemon Verbena Tisane…

TJI: Wild Fennel Ice Cream

Right now, wild fennel plants are about knee-high with tender shoots, feathery tips, & lots of natural sugar. Found all over northern California, this fennel is believed to be a direct descendant of the fennel Italian immigrants first brought here for their own gardens.

Our Pastry Chef Jenny Raven has forgaged…

Jenny’s Preserved Lemons

This week, pastry chef Jenny Raven put up a batch of Preserved Meyer Lemons. Unique in the fermentation world, this type of preparation produces volatile esters that deepen the aroma of the peel making for delicious tapenades and relishes, as well as adding a bright accompaniment to a number of other recipes…

Backyard Quince, or Respect For Your Elders

The bright, juicy, show-stopping fruits of summer are gone. Nectarines, strawberries, and pluots- all feats of human farm science- have exhausted themselves serving us….and we are finally at late harvest season, my favorite time of year…