Oktoberfest menu: channeling my inner-German (recipe)

Today is the last day of Oktoberfest, according to this morning’s San Francisco Chronicle. However, in my house, any day can be Oktoberfest, with a quick trip to my favorite German meat market and a few cups of homemade sauerkraut from my secret stash. Last week I pulled together an Oktoberfest dinner which was a

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Sunday Supper: Easy Cassoulet with beans and duck confit

Cassoulet does not need to be difficult to taste great. Starting with a recipe from Tante Marie’s Cooking School Cookbook, I have developed a Cassoulet recipe that I dare say, is easy! Mind you, it will take a while, good things always do, but if you go slowly, don’t rush the recipe and give yourself

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Sunday Supper: Short ribs with baby turnips

Short ribs with turnipsAfter a super-busy week, coupled with two days of rainy weather and cooling temperatures, I was really looking forward to warm, slow-cooked, comfort food for Sunday dinner. My new cookbook, Simply Organic: A Cookbook for Sustainable, Seasonal, and Local Ingredients by Jesse Cool, had just the recipe – Short Ribs with Baby

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Sunday supper: Sausage skillet with polenta

Sausage with onions, peppers and polentaAfter our weekend away in Santa Cruz, and expedition to the Corralitos Market & Sausage Company, I was looking forward to a nice warm dinner, incorporating the Polish sausages (fine and coarse) that we picked up. I came up with this simple recipe, using onions, peppers, tomatoes, and sausage, and

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