Fresh crab from the Gayle R

Fresh crab from the Gayle R

Freshly steamed Dungeness crab tastes like the early-morning air smells at low tide, succulent and moist and just fantastic. Let go of the fear and mystery involved in getting a big live pinching creature from the ocean to your plate and learn to duplicate this taste. All you need is bucket full of live crabs, a meat cleaver, and a bamboo steamer – this will tell you how.

Quick – take the steak from the suitcase!

Quick – take the steak from the suitcase!

Cold days, hot steak, or, traveling with meat. Talavera tiles and tiny bistro chairs sporting the face of the widow Cliquot: Carlsbad’s La Costa Resort and Spa is the scene of a culinary crime during a midweek getaway.

Parking lot food

Parking lot food

My new motto: eat bravely. Channeling Anthony Bourdain results in an impulse purchase of parking lot tamales.

Homemade soft pretzels

Homemade soft pretzels

Too lazy to go to the grocery and get a box of frozen soft pretzels, we spent an afternoon experimenting with making them from scratch. It turns out homemade soft pretzels are not at all difficult and totally delicious – epecially when you spend the afternoon making them with your son. Come take a peek at our day and get the recipe to try yourself.

How to Make Texas toast

How to Make Texas toast

Kid Two has formally requested I share my recipe for Texas Toast with you, which makes me realize that the process of preparing a simple breakfast isn’t so simple after all – it’s also part of the process of creating his childhood food memories. Here it is.

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