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Pork Stew with Artichokes, Fennel and New Red Potatoes

  This mouth-watering stew is the result of a week’s worth of rumination following the viewing of a Saturday morning cooking show on public television a week ago.  We are often inspired by dishes we see prepared on these shows so the fact that we gathered the ingredients and closely followed the directions, as we […]

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Marinated Baby Artichokes

The ranch house that Dayton called home during his childhood in the San Francisco East Bay was unique in that it contained two kitchens.  One of them was outfitted for everyday use and the other was a multipurpose kitchen dedicated to home canning and preservation as well as the making of cheeses and sausages.  It was a […]

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Oven Roasted Artichokes with Caramelized Garlic Aioli

Here in the San Francisco Bay Area we are fortunate to be living not far from Castroville, the self-proclaimed Artichoke Capital of the World.  Nearly 100% of the artichokes cultivated in the United States are here in California, with 80% of that number being grown in Monterey County.  Who would have ever imagined that a perennial […]

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