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Peruvian Mushroom and Broad Bean Soup

Mushroom and broad bean soup is a seasonal vegetarian soup from Peru that caught our eye in Martin Morales’s Andina: The Heart of Peruvian Food. …

Recipes

Maple Glazed Carrots with Chèvre and Truffle-Salted Pistachios

Maple-Glazed Heirloom Carrots<p>Author: Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez-Denton from <i>Around the Fire: Recipes for Inspired Grilling and Seasonal</i> …

The Ultimate Rosé Cocktail

&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;br /&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;<p>We used Ocean Spray Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice and tested it with …

Calamari Inzimino

Tuscan cuisine is a type of Italian cuisine that we don’t often make at home. While we love classics like ribolitta, we’ve always been partial to …

Pasta With Tomatoes and Arugula

Pasta With Cherry Tomatoes and Arugula<p>Author: The Taste SF<p>Ingredients<p>½ lb Spaghetti (this one's our favorite)<br>• 1-2 cloves of Garlic, finely chopped<br>• ¼ …

How to make roasted garlic

Have you ever tried really fresh garlic? It’s not as pungent as the head of garlic you find at the grocery store, and it has a richer flavor. When …

Pasta all'Amatriciana

This week would have been the 50th Pasta all’Amatriciana festival in Amatrice, Italy. In honor of the victims of the tragic earthquake that struck …

Italian Pasta with Tuna and Cherry Tomatoes

This easy pasta salad is one of my (Sarah) favorite recipes in the summer. My senior year of college was spent in Italy, half in Salerno and the …

Best Mushroom Pappardelle

We made the best mushroom pappardelle we have had recently for a quick weeknight dinner and can’t wait to make it again. Mushrooms are one of our …

Italian Food

Squid Ink Pasta with Rock Shrimp and Corn

Sarah grew up in Florida and ate a lot of fish and shrimp growing up, but never had rock shrimp until we lived in Chicago. In fact, rock shrimp …

Straight to the Melon - THE TASTE

Redd Wood in Yountville is one of our favorite patio spots for cocktails in Napa Valley. We recently made a stop with friends and tried several of …

Herb Butter for Grilling

This simple herb butter is a staple in our house, especially during grilling season. It’s good on everything from grilled corn to grilled oysters. …

Rosé Sangria with Berries and Stone Fruit

It’s going to be a beautiful weekend in San Francisco! One of our favorite ways to enjoy the warm, sunny weather is with a pitcher of fresh rosé …

Stonefruit

Watermelon Ricotta Salata Salad

It’s getting warmer out, so we’ve begun diving into melons again. We’ve been making this Watermelon and Ricotta Salata Salad lately. It’s one of our …

White Bean Crostini

We love hummus (see our recipe here) and eat it almost every day, but for a recent Farm House dinner, we wanted an appetizer with an Italian twist. …

Arugula and Shaved Zucchini Salad

When it starts warming up we like to eat lighter salads and vegetables. One of the best summer salads we’re making right now is this arugula and …

Recipes

Fava Beans and Grana Padano

A few years ago we ate at Cibrèo Ristorante in Florence. One of the many dishes we had at the start of our meal was this fresh salad of fava beans …

Industrial Eats Roasted Beets with Tangerine and Hummus

These roasted beets with garlic hummus were our favorite thing we tried at Industrial Eats. According to Janet, the owner, part of the secret to this …

Jeannine's Banana Kahlúa French Toast

Brunch at Jeannine’s in Montecito was perfect. We ate outside on the patio and experienced their famous banana Kahlúa challah French toast!<p>It was so …

Crawford Family Winery - Grilled Stone Fruit Salad

On our second day in Santa Barbara, we grabbed brunch and then headed up to wine country. We were amazed by how beautiful the Santa Ynez Valley and …

White Bean Salad with Arugula and Grana Padano

Summer means cookouts and picnics, and whenever we’re invited to one it always seems like we’re asked to bring a side dish. It seems like we always …

Seasonal Fruit Tart

We love fresh seasonal fruit tarts. You can easily purchase them at the store, but we prefer to make them at home. It makes them even more delicious …

Pork Chops with Grilled Lemon and Balsamic Vinegar

Grilling season is upon us, and one of our favorite things to grill is thick-cut pork chops. When we lived in Chicago, we learned to top our chops …

Lemon Poppyseed Scones

When we host a brunch or have overnight guests, these lemon poppyseed scones are always on the menu. They are easy to make and everyone loves them.<p>We …

Best Vodka Tonic Cocktail

When it comes to cocktails, it doesn’t get much simpler than a classic vodka tonic. It’s a great option for poolside sipping on a hot summer day.<p>With …

Gin and Tonic

Sometimes after a hard day of work or a hot day outside, a refreshing gin and tonic is the perfect way to cool off. For the best gin and tonic, we …

Summer Cocktail: Strawberry Mojito

We’re getting ready for the summer with more poolside drinks! Sometimes we both want different things so this time we made a strawberry mojito for …

French Lentil Salad Recipe - THE TASET SF

We recently discovered our love for lentils after Clayton’s mom sent us a beautiful bag of tri-color lentils. We made it into a classic French-style …

The Best Simple Syrup Recipe

Simple syrup is a key ingredient in a lot of our cocktails. We we wanted to share the best simple syrup recipe that we’ve found. Simple syrup is …

The Citrus Special

Have you ever had a Hotel Nacional Special cocktail? It was one of the signature cocktails at Cuba’s historic luxury Hotel Nacional. There are all …