Tag Archive for 'spring'

This Just In: the sformatino stays in the picture!

The hit from last week’s Dinners from the Field has an extended run: Sformatino of asparagus with ramps spumante On the menu this week.

This Just In: Dungeness crab stuffed artichoke

On the menu this week: Baked jumbo artichoke stuffed with Dungeness crab, preserved lemon, and green garlic

TJI: Halibut with Spring* Three Ways

On the current menu: Pan-roasted Alaskan halibut and green garlic-mint pesto with artichokes three ways: artichoke sformatino artichoke and saffron riso and shaved artichoke salad  

This Just In: freak spring produce!

Due to a record warm January, farmers just south of here in Monterey County are already offering produce we don’t usually see until well into March.

It’s disturbing but at the same time, we must admit, delicious. Martin Bournhonesque hooked us up with some of this…

This Just In: Morels Update, Ramps, Fava Beans, Peas…

Chef Jonah says the morel season is just getting started, and in a week or two it will really explode. This will be a good year for morels if it doesn’t stay too dry – there have been plenty of forest fires, and we can probably expect to see morels through July……

This Just In: Spring Lamb from McCormack Ranch

The Oliveto kitchen was excited to receive three 40-lb spring lambs from Jeannie McCormack of McCormack Ranch. They arrived wrapped in cheesecloth (the traditional manner) and have been hanging for almost a week, which has slightly dried and aged the meat for a lovely sear and excellent flavor. Tonight they are ready to be served….

This Just In: Spring!

Last year, heavy rainstorms and wet weather delayed the start of spring until late April for some farms. However, this year has proven warm and dry, and our friend/produce expert Bill Fuijmoto reports that farms all over California – especially in the Delta, Sacramento, the Capay Valley, and Salinas – are looking forward to a great season…..

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…

Market Report #5: Lucero Seascape Strawberries

Yesterday, we saw the first wave of the Lucero Organic Farm’s amaaazing long stem Seascape strawberries at the Derby St. market in Berkeley. Karen Lucero showed up at 2 p.m. when the market opened, and was sold out within three hours. Ben Lucero has been growing this same variety of strawberry for years, even after…

Market Report #4: Favas, peas, artichokes, and goat!

Lots of spring firsts at the Derby Street market yesterday. English peas were in full-effect at a number of different stands. As were strawberries, asparagus, and the first baby fava beans…tender enough that you can eat the shell and everything. Chef Jonah and Chef de Cuisine Malachi bought up some lovely purple asparagus and baby artichokes from Riverdog Farm. Starting tonight,…