Recipes

Recipes

Building a better vegetable gratin

A gratin of summer vegetables should be the easiest thing in the world to make in August: a no-recipe breeze for the carefree summer cook. Slice up squash, tomatoes, etc.; arrange attractively; bake.

Recipes

Coral Reef’s delicious banana fritters

I’m looking for a recipe that I clipped from the Bee several years ago for a buttermilk coffee cake that came from a chef in Fort Bragg or Mendocino. I lost the recipe in 2008. I had it memorized before then, but can’t recall some of it now. I would appreciate it if someone could help me find this recipe. Thank you.

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How to make ice cream without an ice cream maker

Should your once-in-a-lifetime dream cruise aboard the Good Ship Lollipop come to a crashing halt on the rock candy cliffs of some lonely dessert island, wouldn’t it be great to whip up a little stash of ice cream? Fear not, dauntless traveler, today we make ice cream without a net. And by “net,” of course, I mean “ice cream maker.”

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Dip into an array of relishes, chutneys that are India-inspired

One of the best things about coming home after school in southern India was the array of amazing snacks my mother made for me on different days: green chutney and tomato chutney tea sandwiches; crudités of seasonal vegetables with a tangy yogurt dip; a crunchy salad with fried goodies, potatoes and onions, dressed with a lovely cilantro chutney; chapati flatbreads rolled in cheese and a sweet and tangy relish.

Videos

Putting up tomatoes? Here are tips for safe canning

Check out tips from The Sacramento Bee's Debbie Arrington for safely canning tomatoes.
Lauren Chapman The Sacramento Bee
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

Small-batch pulled pork 2:41

Small-batch pulled pork

Taste this Grand Marnier French Toast 1:25

Taste this Grand Marnier French Toast