For six years, my husband and I lived in the Bay Area near some old, dear family friends. The combination of Portuguese heritage and a home in the hills of Berkeley, meant that the kitchen of our friend's mom was the place I most wanted to be. Every year during Dungeness crab season, Jan cooked … Continue reading Cioppino

Chicken Paella with Mussels

This post begins with two disclaimers: 1.) the term paella is being used loosely, and 2.) I couldn't find my paella pan, so I used my trusty stainless steel standby (see previous disclaimer). I borrowed most of tonight's recipe from Jamie Oliver's Chicken & Chorizo Paella. The Sun Bucket started at 653°F (345 C). This … Continue reading Chicken Paella with Mussels