I am setting my brother and his wife up at the Gaige House in Glen Ellen. My brother, being the guy who introduced me to chowhound, deserves the best the area (including Sonoma) has to offer. Any suggestions?
Can aprons be cool? Ellen Bennett of Hedley & Bennett thinks so! Guess what, she’s right; her aprons are flying off the shelves of Hedley & Bennett’s warehouse in Los Angeles and shipping around the world to chefs and cooks that want to look and feel good in an apron that fits their needs. Ellen took Billy inside the companies' headquarters to see how their famous aprons get made.
This Creole classic was actually designed for the dried kidney bean—an inexpensive staple that could simmer away while Monday’s wash gets done, with a hunk of pork or sausage from Sunday night’s supper.
How to Make Chicken Thighs with Harissa Vegetables
Sometimes, it’s best to add no liquid to the cooker. Here, we toss onion wedges, baby potatoes, and large carrot chunks with oil and harissa. We then arrange seared chicken thighs on top, and cook the mixture with no liquid added.
Cooked dried black beans provide the wow factor in this simple dip; you could serve the blended beans alone and guests would swoon over the rich, full-bodied flavor. Use leftover dip as a spread for sandwiches or burritos, or stir into a bean soup.
How the Mediterranean Diet Saves—and Extends—Lives