Summer Stock

Summer Stock

Soups for zucchini season

(July 21, 2016) Your summer zucchini will shine in these two soup recipes perfect for a cool North Coast summer evening: sopa de calabacitas y elote, Mexican zucchini corn soup, and Peruvian caldo...

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The Many Lives of Strawberries

Sweet and savory and even in frittata

(July 14, 2016) When I buy a basket of strawberries, I put my nose in them and inhale deeply. I smell sun, spring then summer, long days and warm weather. As a child...

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Summer pleasures

(July 7, 2016) Key Player Some of us leap flip-flop first into summer at the first hiss of lawn sprinklers. For the rest of us, zipping up our hoodies in vampiric fear of...

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Humboldt on Tap

Can your glass make your beer taste better?

(June 30, 2016) This is a story about marketing, glassware and how your brain loves you and wants you to be happy. Let's start in 2001, when a French study used food coloring...

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Champion Oysters

At the fest and in your backyard

(June 23, 2016) Out on the Arcata Plaza, the crowd was swelling and soaking up sunshine, beer and melted butter from half shells. Just inside the window of Mazzotti's, however, we 14 judges...

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Chimichurri in a Hurry

Up your grill game with Argentinian sauce

(June 16, 2016) Whether you're throwing beef, chicken, fish or tofu on the grill this weekend, one sauce that works with them all is chimichurri. It's easy to make and will earn you...

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Spring Curry

Saag paneer with wild mustard leaves

(June 9, 2016) Ever since we were kids, when springtime came around, my brother and I would browse patches of wild mustard greens while out in the fields. The spicy, sharp flavor always...

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Hum Plate Roundup

Casting off the burden of choice

(June 2, 2016) Have not recent political events and the return of 1980s fashion made us all question our collective ability to make good choices? Take a break from weighing the pros and...

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Peas Time

Pairing dried and fresh

(May 26, 2016) Where do black-eyed peas go after being at the center of the New Year's table? Are they put away in the back of the pantry for a year, like...

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Humboldt on Tap

Beer Gone Sour

(May 19, 2016) It's quiet inside The Local Beer Bar in Eureka, where co-owner Darren Cartledge is getting ready for Sour Beer Night. The crowd will come later. Right now it's a couple...

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Sugar on Top

Miniature cakes rated by a miniature critic

(May 12, 2016) The cupcake — as a trend, as a gourmet obsession and as a boutique industry unto itself — is over. It's been given unnatural longevity here behind the Redwood...

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(July 6, 2016) Some of us leap flip-flop first into summer at the first hiss of lawn sprinklers. For the rest of us, zipping up our hoodies in vampiric fear of the...

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