The pastry counter at Peet’s Coffee and Tea has almost as many shades of brown and beige as the Restoration Hardware in San Francisco’s design district. Golden brown croissants, molasses brown bran muffins, beige low fat cranberry lemon scones with white icing. And while a brown pastry may color coordinate well with a beige latte, […]
Identify your pear with this simple visual guide.
The different flavors and aromas of pears make them useful for a variety of purposes. In fact, pears have so many different uses–appetizers, salads, pizzas, stuffing, chutneys, desserts–that an entire menu could revolve around them. The menu could simply be called yum. Since the different breeds of pears have very different flavors and aromas, make […]
Farmers come in from around the Bay Area, Sacramento Valley, and the San Joaquin Valley to sell fresh produce at the El Cerrito Farmer’s Market every week. The market opens at 9 AM and closes at 1 PM on Tuesdays and Saturdays. As the summer winds down, the late season plums make their final appearances. […]
Love begins coarsely with a wedge. Slip it into the crack at the hinge. Pry gently, softly. Relish the groaning, but watch out for the bite of the protective shell. After exerting a little force, a gentle coaxing causes the tender, wet, fleshy flower to expose itself–the precious pale bud soaked in its own liqueur. […]