Recipes

Recipes

Bring on spring with these 4 strawberry recipes

It’s the first week of spring! Whatever the weather actually turns out to be, the change of seasons is worth celebrating, especially with strawberries. Is there any other fruit that (at least in California) signals the season so beautifully?

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Hate lima beans? These might change your mind

We all have those foods we turn to, without elaborate planning or complex execution, when we want to feel taken care of. We don’t worry that they won’t turn out, because they always do. Time and time again, they fill us with warmth. For me, it is a pot of lima beans.

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What if you could make great corned beef at home?

Corned beef and cabbage is the scent of St. Patrick’s Day. A low, spicy pong of coriander and pepper, garlic and beef that carries a sweet, vegetal steaminess: the smell of low tide, ambrosia or a middle-school cafeteria, depending on your experience. For a large number of Americans, particularly Irish Americans and particularly at this time of year, as shamrock posters appear on cubicle walls, deli cases and in the windows of liquor stores, it is a smell that signals the arrival of spring and the celebration of a culture unique to America and practically unknown in Ireland itself.

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Add some zest to your lemon bars – and chocolate, too

The holy trinity for a lemon bar crust is flour, butter and sugar – usually powdered sugar, as granulated sugar can produce a brittle texture, giving it a shortbread taste and feel. There’s nothing wrong with that tried and true recipe, but how about amping the flavor and giving the crust some chocolate love that would still have a buttery goodness about it?

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Simply easy: Home-style Japanese food within reach

A few months ago, I sneaked away from my desk to see director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Japanese film “Our Little Sister,” about three women who live together in their grandmother’s house in Kamakura; upon discovering they have a younger orphaned half-sibling, they take her in.

Videos

Turkey 101: How to cook a turkey

Mary Pitman, of Pitman Family Farms and Mary's Turkeys, shares her top tips of how to cook a turkey at Whole Foods on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, in Fresno.
Silvia Flores The Fresno Bee
Turkey 101: How to cook a turkey 3:26

Turkey 101: How to cook a turkey

Make salted butterscotch cookies with the Domestic Rebel 1:29

Make salted butterscotch cookies with the Domestic Rebel

Putting up tomatoes? Here are tips for safe canning 1:52

Putting up tomatoes? Here are tips for safe canning

Here's an easier way to peel tomatoes without wasting much 1:00

Here's an easier way to peel tomatoes without wasting much