Healthy Black Bean Chili

With Winter having returned for one final (hopefully) encore here in Northern California this week, it’s still good weather for hearty chili. And this is one of my favorite recipes. It’s relatively healthy, and not too involved to make. There are quite a few ingredients, and some chopping required, so I like to prepare [...]

Elegantly Comforting: Coq Au Vin

The perfect pot: Staub Coq Au Vin Cocotte

‘Twas a cold and overcast Saturday (by California standards, anyway!), and put me in hibernation mode. What better way to hibernate than with a nice, hearty classic Coq Au Vin? I used Julia’s recipe, below, and I made it in one of my favorite, most [...]