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June 2, 2020

Spring Cauliflower, lemon and mint salad | The Mixing Bowl

The most beautiful, creamy, white cauliflowers have been coming out of the fields and it’s worth taking advantage of their arrival. Joining cauliflowers this spring are lemons and mint.  This salad is one way to celebrate the season and its wealth....

All day Brazilian Black Bean Soup | The Mixing Bowl

This is a popular soup. It was, and probably will be served again, at the Bagelry in Santa Cruz. Judith Mattoon, when she was the head cook there in the 1980s, made a particularly great version. She used high quality orange...

Martian pancakes for Earthlings | The Mixing Bowl

This pancake is so green it almost glows. It’s made from spinach, zucchini and Napa cabbage, so it’s no surprise. Although the vegetables don’t impart a lot of flavor, sweet pickled ginger and the seaside aroma of dashi stock do. This...

Peanut butter-miso cookies | The Mixing Bowl

peanut butter miso cookies
The origin of the peanut butter cookie started with the 1884 invention of nut butter. It was hoped that it could be used as a substitute for butter or lard. Marcellus Gilmore Edson of Montreal, Quebec, invented a hot grinding stone...

Baking with kids: Drop biscuits | The Mixing Bowl

drop biscuits recipe
Drop biscuits are easy to make, taste good and can also be an educational experience. A chemical reaction happens when the soda in baking powder combines with water.  Carbonic acid forms and dies off to form carbon dioxide bubbles that cause...

Soviet Era Napoleon Cake | The Mixing Bowl

napoleon cake recipe
Napoleons, also called mille-feuilles, are French bakery specialties. Tall, rectangular and box-like, they are made with layers of flakey pastry interspersed with custard filling and covered with white frosting crisscrossed with thin chocolate stripes. They are one of the fancier pastries...

Italian Finocchio Orange Salad | The Mixing Bowl

I don’t know how grocery stores do it. I buy fresh fennel maybe twice a year. But when I do, it’s there amid the other vegetables and fruits looking freshly picked and ready to prepare. Then, I’m glad for the mysterious...

Lion’s Head Meatballs | The Mixing Bowl

lion's head meatballs
This meatball recipe evolved hundreds of years ago in Huai’an, China, at a crossroads where northern traders, who were bringing their goods south along the Grand Canal, met southern traders who had traveled north by road. The 30-mile distance from the...

Muslim lamb and eggplant | The Mixing Bowl

This is a typical Muslim dish that I had this winter in a small, family-run restaurant in the Muslim district of Xi’an, the Chinese city famous for the Terracotta Warriors.  Xi’an is one of the Four Great Ancient...

Bakery Crinkle Citrus Cookies

Bakeries have been the center of neighborhoods and communities for thousands of years, whether it’s Indian chapatis, Arabian pita, French baguettes, Chinese steamed buns, Mexican pan dulce, Ethiopian injera, San Francisco sourdough bread, and the list goes on. Not everyone could...
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County supervisors allow outdoor dining, shopping

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY—The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a proposal to allow restaurants and businesses in the...