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  1. Homemade (Indoor) S’Mores, Memories of Summer

    I’ll always remember the summer (and fall) of 2015 as the one that we spent living at Ocean Beach. Historically, the San Francisco summer has been the most dreaded of seasons. Misty, cold, dreary, and foggy, it’s the time of year when San Franciscans flee to warmer pastures. We retreat to the North, East, and Continue…

    The truth is, after years of complaining about our summers, I finally missed the damn fog.

  2. TK Market Update: Cookie and Vinyl Pairing!

    When Matt and I got married, I adopted his record collection and he adopted my love of all things baked, doughy, and chocolatey. To this day, I think we can both agree that few things are better in life that a warm chocolate chip cookie, straight from the oven, accompanied by some good tunes. Which Continue…

  3. Better Brew: The Coffee Gift Guide

    This is the gift guide for your favorite coffee lover. The one who seeks out the best cup of coffee in every city he/she visits. The one who has a million little gadgets to ensure that every cup is smooth and strong. The one who knows the difference between light and dark roasts. 1. Burr Continue…

  4. Home Bar: Seelbach Cocktail

    The holidays are already upon us, and it’s time to get ready for parties, friends, and family. All calling for — or requiring (depends on your family) — a tasty and festive beverage. A few years ago, I started adding to my parents’ home bar in order to mix simple cocktails when I went home Continue…

  5. Gift Guide: Cookbooks

    I love collecting cookbooks and I love gifting them to friends and family almost as much, if not more. There’s always this feeling of excitement that I get when I leaf through a new book and mentally bookmark the recipes I can’t wait to make. There’s usually a cookie or dessert that immediately jumps out Continue…

  6. Home Bar: Green Chile Gimlet

    I never thought this day would come — the day when I recommend that you use vodka in a cocktail recipe instead of gin. I made it very clear in my post Building Your Bar that I don’t stock vodka at home. And here I am recommending a vodka gimlet. Maybe I shouldn’t be all Continue…

  7. ExclusiveHomemade Potato Chips

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    Serves four 3 large russet potatoes, sliced 1/8 inch thick canola oil (for frying) kosher salt 1. Fill a large bowl with cold water and ice. Add the potato slices to the bowl and let sit for about 30 minutes (this will remove some of the starch, leading to crispier chips). 2. Line a cutting Continue…

  8. ExclusiveRed and White Slaw

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    Serves four For the slaw: 1/4 red cabbage 1/4 white cabbage For the dressing: 1/4 cup of mayonnaise 1 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon of sugar 1/2 teaspoon of celery salt 1. Use a very sharp knife or mandolin to very thinly slice the cabbage into long, thin ribbons. Add the cabbage to Continue…

  9. ExclusiveReal Deal Lobster Rolls

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    Serves two 1 2- 2 1/2 pound live lobster 1 teaspoon of finely chopped chives 1 teaspoon of finely chopped tarragon 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1-2 pinches of celery salt juice from 1/2 lemon kosher salt 1 tablespoon of butter 2 jumbo hot dog buns To cook and clean Continue…

  10. ExclusiveHibiscus and Guajillo Braised Short Ribs

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    Serves four 2 1⁄2 pounds bone-in beef short ribs 6 dried guajillo chiles, stemmed and seeded 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 5 cloves garlic, chopped 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 cup white wine 4 cups beef broth 1/2 cup (.75 ounces) dried hibiscus flowers 1. Season short ribs Continue…

  11. ExclusiveHibiscus Margarita

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    Enough for six-eight drinks For the hibiscus syrup: 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup water 1⁄2 cup (.75 ounce) dried hibiscus flowers For the margarita: 1 lime 2 ounces silver tequila 1 1⁄2 ounces hibiscus syrup salt, for rim 1. To make the syrup, combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan. Place over medium Continue…

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