Seafood and Chicken Paella


For a big party dish, paella is a real stunner that serves up plenty of compliments from guests. Use a paella pan and finish the dish on the outdoor … More

How to Preserve Herbs


Even if you use herbs in everything you cook, sometimes a great growing year will mean you have more than you need throughout the season. Learning how … More


Artisan Jam or Store Bought?

Do I jam? No. Do I love jam? oh, yeah! So at this time of year I'm usually looking for interesting articles about jams and new ways to cook with them. What rose to the top in my search efforts, though, was this little article courtesy of Huffington Post: Taste Test: The Best Store-Bought Strawberry Jam. The internet being what it is, most things do manage to stick around … More

TonTon’s Affection for Hummus

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There are many things that Michael Antonopoulos, owner of TonTon's Artisan Affections, clearly knows how to do. What is most striking about his story … More

Zucchini Recipes from The Rainier Club


  This time of year it’s almost guaranteed that zucchini will be overflowing in many gardens…maybe even yours. Sure, you can give it to … More