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Recipe of the Week: Veggie Gratin

Recipe of the Week: Veggie Gratin

While mac n cheese or meatloaf may be someone’s idea of comfort food, I prefer rice. Stir-fried, boiled, or baked, rice is my go-to when a rainstorm hits or I’m just in the mood to hunker down by the fire and this gratin is my new comfort food. Put aside any notions you have of [...]

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Haricot Vert – Green Beans and figs

Recipe of the Week: Haricot Vert & Fig Salad

There’s nothing like wine country during harvest (or crush): trucks of grapes line the roads and wineries bustle (and hustle) to get the job done. Amid the excitement and back-breaking work of crush are harvest lunches. Whether it’s to thank volunteers who come out to help at a smaller winery or a winery chef who [...]

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Kale

Recipe of the Week: Kale Salad with Spicy Lemon Dressing

A grrl’s gotta eat her greens and we can’t think of a better way to get them down than to add a hit of freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano. The combination of the lemony dressing and slightly nutty cheese with the crunch of almonds is sublime and will turn even the most reluctant kale eater into a [...]

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Zucchini

End of Summer Recipe: Zucchini Pancakes

Fall is finally arriving in Northern California but we’ve got the last of the summer zucchini. What to do with the last of those squash? Don’t complain about all that squash – if you’re sick of sauteing them then eat them the Grrl way: in pancakes.

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JuliaChild

Happy Birthday, Julia Child!

Julia Child would have been 100 years old today, and in tribute to this amazing cook and foodie we are running our favorite recipe (her sublime Mousseline au Chocolat, or Chocolate Mousse), perfect for a hot summer’s night.

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