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Give thanks for walnuts

This Thanksgiving — more than any other I can recall — my focus will be gratitude. That’s because my attention won’t be consumed by preparing or gobbling a spre...

How to cook winter squash, plus 5 recipes

All summer, we enjoy our share of zucchini and summer squashes. Come autumn, we happily embrace their harder-shelled, densely-fleshed, sweet-tasting brethren. L...

Fruit to fete fall

I’m a cook of two minds. Half of me clings to summer’s eggplant, chiles and tomatoes, of which I haven’t had nearly my fill coming off a disappointing gardening...

Elevated Eggplant

Two gardening seasons have passed since this column characterized eggplant among the ultimate comfort foods. This year, I’m sorely in need of comfort amid a lac...

Maximum impact, minimal effort

“Poppers” was the word that jumped out from the freezer case. Scanning the package’s ingredients, I noted egg whites as the second ingredient, followed by evapo...

Some like it hotter

Chiles I can typically count on to be perfectly content in my container garden. Craving heat of the culinary kind at summer’s height, I grew prolific jalapeno a...

Think outside the (lunch)box

Does a sandwich of grated carrots and raisins with Miracle Whip spread sound tasty to you? How about leftover cold spaghetti sandwiched between two slices of b...

Summer sweet corn: Try 3 fresh recipes

Sweet corn is one of the surest signs of summer. And the crop at Coats Ranch in Central Point has been reassuring, following the closure of nearby Seven Oaks Fa...

Quick pickles inspire quicker consumption

Adoration of pickles amid ambivalence toward cucumbers may seem a strange contradiction. Most of my adult years, however, were spent in that contrary camp. Comm...

Midsummer veggies take meals to new heights

The height of summer coincides with a drop at grocery checkout stands. This reduction doesn’t come through coupon clipping or sticking to store brands. It’s be...

Big-time Basil

Classic bruschetta and Caprese salad may still be weeks in the making. My basil, however, is a big deal — even without tomatoes. The same late-spring rain and c...

Brunch can be a breeze

Summer puts everybody in a party mood, and there’s no better way to celebrate than a late-morning al fresco spread of tempting sweet and savory breakfast and lu...

Ribs 101: Choose your cooking method

I used to be a smoker. Er, make that a smoker of meats, fish, potatoes, veggies and such. The apparatus that fueled that habit is no longer in my culinary reper...

Salad Days

If you’re grilling and chilling on the Fourth, you need some great sides to go with those perfectly prepared proteins. When it comes to salads, classics like po...

Strawberry smell confirms season

Traditionally associated with springtime, strawberry season captures the imagination in April, and our anticipation mounts through May. But the season doesn’t c...

Pucker up for ‘pie plant’

They go together like peanut butter and jelly. The marriage of fresh strawberries and rhubarb, however, is far more fleeting than classic companionship sugge...

Coconut cake bridges fruit seasons

Coconut is the third ingredient in a tropical trifecta that inspired my latest food section column. The grated flesh, the rich milk and even coconut extract tie...

Ticket to the tropics

Little green nubs on my strawberry vines and blueberry bushes harbor hopes for a bountiful summer. Temperatures still so springlike, though, keep berry harvests...