Mushrooms and Tofu

Mushrooms and Tofu

A new recipe for the New(ish) Year

(February 22, 2018) This New Year started differently from previous ones: I made a resolution. I also read about New Year's resolutions and their meager chances for surviving January's cold. I decided to...

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Sweet and Savory New Year Dumplings

With homemade wrappers, wild onions and red beans

(February 15, 2018) Gong hei fat choi, or congratulations and be prosperous, is one way to wish everyone a happy Chinese New Year. Food is another. When it comes to Chinese New Year...

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Heart on a Stick

Marinated beef heart skewers for Valentine's Day

(February 8, 2018) For years I've flipped through an old Irish cookbook in my kitchen and smiled at a recipe for beef heart called Love in Disguise: You cut the heart open, strip...

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Hum Plate Round-up

What to order in the morning(ish)

(February 1, 2018) It's hard to order before you've had your coffee. Here's what's getting us out of bed this month. Is brunch dead? A few weeks ago, iconic pop star and holder...

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Ten Items or Fewer: WinCo Edition

Cult favorites to toss in your cart

(January 25, 2018) With aisles that can be as clogged as its parking lot, WinCo (636 Harris St., Eureka) is not for the weak. But for the strong and the willing, the employee-owned...

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Cannabis Cocktails for Beginners

Humboldt leaf and lemon-aid

(January 18, 2018) Now that Prop. 64 has begotten a recreational marketplace for marijuana, many are rolling their eyes at advertisements for cannabis-infused tea, chocolate and barbecue sauce. To many, these products are...

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The Joy of Persimmons 

With savory pork and a sweet cake roll

(January 11, 2018) In China, when my grandpa would come back from the market, he'd bring a little brown cloth filled with dried Hachiya persimmons — sweet and chewy, they were our...

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Champagne for my Real Friends

(January 4, 2018) Ah, the dawn of a new year. For many, that means a renewed vigor for temperance, or at least moderation. Others see a long road to hoe until spring, so...

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Pumpkin Lamb Stew

The taste of home for a rainy day

(December 28, 2017) It's uncanny how smells bring you back. I hadn't planned on making my mom's pumpkin stew but it had been on my mind. For reasons I can't exactly remember, it...

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Tom and Jerry and Austin and Carl

A winter cup with Bridgeville cred

(December 21, 2017) The first Tom and Jerry that Jessie Wheeler ever sipped was at Austin Nichols' holiday party. She tips her head of curly gray hair, streaked with purple, to recall the...

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Hum Plate Round-up

Broadening your horizons

(December 14, 2017) Sea Change The stretch of Eureka's Fourth Street between T and R streets is broad-daylight sketchy. And yet two restaurants have built cult followings there: Tandoori Bites, with its lunch...

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in our blogs...

Sub Conscious

(February 14, 2018) Graduations, birthdays, christenings, communions and shotgun weddings — any event worth filling the yard with folding chairs in my hometown back east meant a 6-foot-sub. Laid out on a...

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Cool Ink, Hot Wings and Hot Dogs

(February 6, 2018) The ninth annual Inked Hearts Tattoo Expo at the Blue Lake Casino & Hotel in Blue Lake last weekend wrapped the usual work of more than 30 talented tattoo...

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Morning, Porkchop

(February 3, 2018) So if we're willing to blur the line between breakfast and lunch, we may as well luge down the slippery slope to dinner. We're really only an order of...

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