Does the thought of planning a perfect holiday feast stress you out? Never fear, we’re here to help! Whether you’re hosting a sit down dinner or a walk around buffet, these great appetizer recipes will be sure to impress your guests.
1. Warm Spinach and Gouda Gateau – This savory crepe cake with spinach and Gouda is a stunner. Be sure to serve it warm while the cheese is melted!
With over 30 farmers markets operating around the city each week, San Francisco is a paradise for fans of locally-sourced food. All the bazaars have one thing in common: booths run by area cultivars selling fresh…well, nearly everything! But each market itself has a unique personality and specialties that deserve to be highlighted. Here’s the rundown of some favorite spots:
Located next to a turn of the century landmark on the waterfront, the Ferry Building, the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. The weekday offerings are more modest, and smaller vendors are highlighted (If you’re looking to visit when the crowd-level is low, this is your best bet). The Thursday market features an extensive array of artisan street food and San Fran eateries. In association with the nonprofit Cuesa, the Ferry Plaza Market hosts a number of educational programs, cooking demonstrations and panels on food and health, usually scheduled on Saturdays. Check out Cuesa’s website for a calendar of events if you’re fixing to learn and eat on your market outing.
When I was little, my mother allowed me to eat half a batch of chocolate chip cookies for dinner because otherwise she thought I would starve to death. If you’re a parent, you know what I’m talking about; sometimes getting kids to eat anything at all, let alone something healthy, is extremely difficult. Which means that sometimes you have to be a little sneaky—or should I say, “strategic”—when putting dinner on the table. Here are some ideas to help:
Grilled Cheese used to be the humblest of meals – two pieces of white bread, two slices of cheese, some butter in a pan. It’s a dish that doesn’t need to be fancy or expensive to be delicious. Then again, if you happen to have some black truffles on hand, who’s to say a good thing can’t get better?
Inspired by our love of all things grilled cheese, we did a little digging to see how luxurious this childhood favorite can get. And so, in order of increasing lux, we bring you our list of favorite Fancy Grilled Cheeses: