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Sometimes we cook by the seat of our pants. Other times we like to follow directions, and that's when we turn to this, our treasury of recipes for every meal, course and drink of the day.

Arugula & Watercress Salad with Dried Apricots, Goat Cheese, Almonds & Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

on Monday, 16 December 2013. Posted in Salads & Dressings, Vegetable & Side Dishes, Recipes

A long name for a quick and simple salad that shows off a harmony of textures and California-grown flavor. Just whisk, toss and enjoy.

Master Polenta Recipe

on Monday, 16 December 2013. Posted in Pasta & Grains, Recipes

This is a very basic recipe for cooking stone-ground polenta - it takes time and attention, but the results are astounding. You can easily substitute chicken or vegetable stock for part or all of the water. We don't recommend using milk in the liquid. Serves 4 - 6.

Latte di Mandorla con Ciliege (Almond Milk with Cherry)

on Monday, 16 December 2013. Posted in Recipes, Drinks

In the summers in Sicily, this ubiquitous drink is ordered to cool down from the blazing heat. We've added a drizzle of the Cherry Syrup from Morello, but you could just as easily serve it simply over ice or with any other fruit syrups!

Truffle Almond Gremolata

on Monday, 16 December 2013. Posted in Salads & Dressings, Recipes, Sauces & Condiments

This Milanese preparation is classically served atop a long-braised lamb shank, osso buco, but it's great on grilled lamb chops, pork chops or even grilled chicken. And a little sprinkled over pasta is a marvel. We've added almonds, actually Truffle Almonds, to boost the flavor and up the ante...

Jalapeño Aioli

on Monday, 16 December 2013. Posted in Recipes, Sauces & Condiments

This quick sauce will be a little thinner than mayonnaise. We love serving it with asparagus, in lieu of hollandaise. It's also great on sandwiches...a pounded chicken breast, breaded and fried, served with a slather of jalapeno aioli and some cole slaw wouldn't be too bad at all! This is a...

Avocado Purée

on Monday, 16 December 2013. Posted in Appetizers & Starters, Recipes, Sauces & Condiments

Smooth, rich and just a tad spicy, this avocado purée is an elegant take on guacamole. Serve it with ceviche, grilled shrimp, seared scallops or gazpacho.