When making soup with vegetables of merely average quality try not to be carried away by feelings of dislike towards them nor to regard them too lightly; neither let yourself become too excited because you have been given superlative ingredients in order to make a special dish. Though you may love a particularly good meal, there is no reason to feel an aversion towards an ordinary one.

-Dogens Instructions to the Cook



  The word Huckleberry is a corruption of the word whortleberry. A distant cousin of the blueberry, it is also known by other monnikers including: farkleberry, wonderberry, hurtleberry, sparkleberry, and dangleberry.   Huckleberry Ricotta Pancakes 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1-1/2 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup sugar 2/3 cup […]

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Farmers Markets

    The following is a short-list of popular weekly neighborhood Farmers Markets providing local and seasonal produce to the fine people of San Francisco.   Castro Farmers’ Market Wednesdays: 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Noe St. at Market St. Clement Street Farmers’ Market  Sundays: 9 a.m..-2 p.m. Clement Street between 2nd & 4th Avenues Crocker Galleria […]

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