1. 11 Ideas for a Small Kitchen

    We’ve been living with a very small kitchen for many years now. At first, I didn’t even notice. Then, it felt cozy. These days, it often feels cramped. But we’ve made it work! You kind of have to, when you live in a city apartment — those dreamy open kitchens aren’t the sort of thing Continue…

    I thought I'd put together a roundup of some ways to make a small kitchen space work for you.

  2. Home Bar: Lion’s Tail Swizzle

    For most of the country, the long days of summer have passed and people are preparing for cooler weather and changing leaves. But in California, we’re enjoying an Indian summer, and if you’re in San Francisco, September is often the only month with anything resembling summer weather. As October quickly approaches, I’m grasping onto these Continue…

  3. Salt-Baked Sweet Potatoes from Near & Far

    Salt-Baked Sweet Potato from Near & Far

    By now, I think everyone’s read (or at least heard of) Marie Kondo’s book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. If not, I highly recommend you pick up a copy — it’s a fast read and it will totally refresh the way you think about your stuff — even if you don’t immediately adopt her Continue…

  4. Strawberry Ricotta Cake

    Strawberry Ricotta Cake

    “You can’t go back,” Matt said to me while we were enjoying what could quite possibly be one of our few last evenings out just the two of us before these babies come. We were sitting in a restaurant on Market Street, which runs from the Embarcadero (the Ferry Building), through downtown and the Castro, Continue…

  5. ExclusiveSummer Berry Pavlova

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    Summer Berry Pavlova

    Serves four – six 3 egg whites, at room temperature 1/2 cup of cane sugar 1/2 cup of powdered sugar 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract 1 teaspoon of distilled white vinegar 2 teaspoons of cornstarch pinch of salt For the whipped cream: 3/4 cup of heavy whipping cream (cold) 1 tablespoon of cane sugar Continue…

  6. ExclusivePan-Roasted Lemon- Fennel Chicken

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    Pan-Roasted Lemon- Fennel Chicken

    Serves two 1 lemon 2 skin-on, boneless chicken breasts 1/2 teaspoon of fennel seeds 2 tablespoons of olive oil salt and freshly ground pepper 1 clove of garlic, crushed 2 tablespoons of white wine 1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Juice the lemon and then cut it into quarters. 2. Using your fingers, Continue…

  7. ExclusivePeach and Tomato Panzanella

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    Peach and Tomato Panzanella

    Serves four For the salad: Approximately 4 1/2 cups of roughly cubed country bread 2 cloves of garlic kosher salt 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil plus more, as needed 1 large, ripe yellow peach 1 large, ripe white peach 4-5 medium sized early girl tomatoes large handful of fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped For Continue…

  8. Fig Shrub

    I chose my wedding location in no small part based on the fact that the property housed a giant fig tree. Although I had never tasted a fresh fig prior to moving to San Francisco, it quickly earned a place in my heart. Each fall and late summer, I look forward to the arrival of Continue…

  9. Home Bar: Mezcal Paloma

    The recent California heat wave has kept me reaching for cold beverages, especially one of my favorite summer cocktails — the Paloma. A great variation is served at a local upscale Mexican restaurant called Nopalito (a place Kasey and Matt have featured a few times here on Turntable Kitchen, including a killer totopos recipe and Continue…

  10. Home Bar: Gestalt’s Perception

    Tiki drinks seem to be popping up everywhere in my social media feeds these days. And why not? They’re beautifully presented and perfect for serving up a large dose of distraction from the daily grind. In the past, I’ve often questioned the appeal of tiki bars, especially the drinks — I found them to be Continue…

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