Mom’s Potato Salad

This is my favorite potato salad recipe.  Don’t let the combination of pickle juice and mayo scare you, it’s actually quite good. For this recipe you’ll need: 3 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes 2 large sour dill pickles, chopped 1/2 cup juice from the pickle jar 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper Put […]

Persimmon Relish

This relish is great with grilled pork.  It’s an unusual alternative to apple sauce.  The smokey spices are perfect for fall. For this recipe you’ll need: 1/4 cup onion, finely diced 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 large persimmon (about 1/2 pound), peeled cored and chopped into 3/4″ pieces 2 tablespoons white wine 1 tablespoon balsamic […]

Sauteed Corn and Mushroom

On a recent visit to The Slanted Door in San Francisco we ate a yummy corn and mushroom salad.  We really loved the combination of corn, mushrooms and a little bit of sesame oil.  This is my humble attempt to recreate the dish. You’ll need: 2 ears of corn 1 1/2 cups mushrooms 1/8 of […]