it’s artichoke season!

Celebrate the beginning of artichoke season with these bright, simple roasted artichokes from Farmsteads of the California Coast. ROASTED ARTICHOKES WITH LEMON-THYME DIPPING SAUCE 4 artichokes 1⁄4 cup olive oil 1 teaspoon diced garlic 2 teaspoons ground thyme juice from 1⁄2 …
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bookish valentines (and a v-day dinner)

Did Valentine's Day sneak up on you this year? Don't worry! It's not to late to get this simple yet impressive dish marinating. Let this beef daube simmer in red wine, and treat your sweetie (or yourself) to the delightful aroma and sumptuous taste of a perfect Provençal feast, from Georgeanne …
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cooking with catarina: polenta with gorgonzola sauce

If the rainy weather has you craving something cheesy and warm, this polenta with gorgonzola sauce inspired by Catarina's Ring will fit the bill. The rich, traditionally prepared polenta is the perfect canvas for the tangy hues of the gorgonzola sauce with garlic sautéed mushrooms, a hint of green …
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georgeanne brennan’s pumpkin gratin

Get in the Halloween spirit with this delicious Provençal pumpkin gratin. In My Culinary Journey: Food and Fêtes of Provence, Georgeanne writes: Musquée de Provence is the pumpkin found throughout Provence. Small ones weigh fifteen pounds, and large ones up to forty, but they are …
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give october a sweet start with these farmsteads apple recipes

It’s apple season at Bay Area farmers’ markets! Celebrate the bounty with these fresh recipes from Farmsteads of the California Coast. Mulled Apple Cider Editor’s note: If you’re wondering how to make your house smell like Fall, this spicy cider will do the trick better than ten …
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