Guacamole with Papalo

Papalo is an herb which is a staple in Mexican cooking, and is often set out on the table at mealtime with bunches of parsley and cilantro. It has a unique, distinctive flavor that is similar to cilantro and goes well in dishes where you would use that herb - but be aware that a little goes a long way.

Maple Bourbon Peach Butter

Use this delicious fruit butter on buttered toast, as a topping for waffles, or as a glaze for meats.

Cherry and Plum Preserves

Dark, sweet cherries and black plums make a delicious, rich jam, and the addition of bourbon or brandy makes it luxurious.

7-Day Sweet Pickles

These yummy, sweet, tangy pickles take a little bit of work over the course of a week to prepare. They do not need to be processed in boiling water, but are shelf stable and will keep for 1 year. 

Homemade Spicy Ketchup

If you are not a ketchup person now, this spicy and sweet spread is likely to convert you! A little jar would also make a great gift in the summer.


Bruleéd Pluots

Stone fruits are transformed when cooked. The fruit sugars are intensified, and they hardly need any sugar to make an indulgent, but still fairly healthful dessert. They're delicious on their own, but try with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or a spoonful of creme fraîche on top.

Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho

This light, cold soup makes a great meal on a hot summer night, and turning on the stove isn't even a requirement!


Stewed Plums

These stewed plums are lovely to eat at any time of day. Have them with hot cereal or spoon them on toast with some cream cheese or butter.

Mexican-Style Peach Salad

This is a fun summery fruit salad to play around with. Make it as written, or substitute the peaches for mangoes or another stone fruit. 

Stone Fruit Chutney

Serve this chutney with roasted meats or alongside a charcuterie or cheese platter. 

Minty Stone Fruit Salad

This would be delicious with any combination of summery stone fruit - experiment! Use what looks good, and you'll have a fantastic salad.

Butter-Poached Stone Fruit

Use your favorite stone fruit or a combination for this delicious dish. It's yummy on it's own, but would also be nice paired with ice cream or yogurt, or stirred into oatmeal.

Cherry Ricotta Tart

If ricotta isn't your favorite, use lightly sweetened mascarpone instead, or even whipped cream!

Red Fruit Salad

This fruit salad is great immediately after assembling, but if you have a day to let the flavors develop in the refrigerator, it's even better!

Summer Peach Salsa

This peach salsa is nice with tacos and tortill chips, but try it alongside anything grilled, too!

Big Sur Bakery Hide Bread

This recipe will result in something similar to an English muffin - only dense, and packed with seeds and grains. They must be toasted to be fully enjoyed.

Chili and Fennel Egg Salad Sandwich

Delicately flavored fennel seeds and the warm heat of chili peppers makes this egg salad over the top delicious. Cooking the eggs for just eight minutes will ensure that they're perfectly creamy.

Garlic Parsley Dip

This is a super easy, incredibly flavorful dip. Serve it with sliced baguette or crackers.

Persian Herb Frittata

This frittata uses fragrant fresh herbs by the handful. Feel free to make substitutions - this is a very versatile recipe and would be delicious with a generous amount of other herbs or tender greens. 

Chicken Apricot Kebabs

These kebabs, marinated in a delicious coconut milk, lime, and peanut marinade, will definitely be a hit at your next cook out.

Glazed Bunched Turnips

Bunched turnips are the small, delicately flavored turnips that appear in Produce in spring. They are delicious raw, or gently glazed as in this recipe.

Mango Lassi

A bit of cardamom takes this simple smoothie from everyday to unexpected.

Sautéed Artichokes Baked with Mozzarella

Marcella Hazan says, "Whenever I have demonstrated this dish, professional cooks...were startled at how dark I allowed the artichokes to get. But it is only then, when they have deeply and confidently browned, that they develop flavor, sapore."

Chickpea of the Sea Salad

This delicious salad is a dead ringer for tuna salad, but has no tuna (or other animal products) in sight! Spread on hearty, toasted bread with crisp romaine leaves for a yummy sandwich, or place a dollop on a green salad. This is also a nice dip for crackers or vegetable spears. I hope you like it as much as I do!

Coconut Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

So much more than the sum of their parts! The shredded coconut in these cookies makes them slightly reminiscent of macaroons, the oats make them hearty, and the chocolate bits deliver dark, intense richness. And they're made without eggs, butter or flour. 

Gluten-free Macaroni and Cheese

This is not a fancy or refined macaroni and cheese; this is mac and cheese straight from childhood, just yummy and cheesy!

Dill-Pepperoncini Tuna Salad

This is an unforgettable tuna salad, requiring not too much effort - and is certainly a far cry from the mayo-laden versions of childhood.

Moroccan Carrot and Chickpea Salad

This salad is already quite hearty, with dried fruit, toasted nuts, and lots of fragrant fresh mint, but could be made even more substantial with the addition of bulgur or couscous.

Savoy Cabbage Chips

This is an interesting variation on the (almost!) ubiquitous kale chip that has been popping up everywhere. Savoy cabbage, being the showiest of all cabbage with its crinkly leaves, makes a very elegant snack.

Blueberry Maple Quinoa

If you love warm breakfasts but have tired of oatmeal, this quinoa will delight you! Double the batch of quinoa if you'd like, and it will be quick to heat up on those busy mornings.

Slow Cooker Spicy Red Beans

Who doesn't love slow cooker recipes?

Adjust the level of spices in this dish with more or less cayenne. Serve with greens and cornbread.