The first and most important thing I learned about cooking fish, is that you should only buy the freshest fish you can, and then cook it the day you buy it. The second most important thing I learned is that salmon can smell up the house if you cook it on the stove-top, so unless you can easily air out your kitchen, it’s best to poach it, or bake it in the oven.
This is a quick and easy salsa recipe made with fresh cranberries, apples, ginger, scallions, cilantro, and chilies that is especially good with turkey (see our turkey tacos), but can be used with any dish that calls for fresh salsa.
Summer has finally decided to vacate the premises and the cool weather has set in here in Northern California. I don’t know about you, but I look forward to the cooler days, especially when they bring rain (which we desperately need right about now). Things slow down, not as much needs tending to, and I can curl up with a cup of hot chocolate and a blanket and read a book without any guilt over taking it easy.
About a month before Thanksgiving, my parents and I start planning our holiday meals. To keep from going completely crazy we divide and conquer the cooking. (Props to those of you who do the whole meal on your own, how do you manage?) For Thanksgiving, my mother is in charge of the roast turkey and stuffing (they’re the BEST), my father the mashed potatoes, and I the pies. Dad and I split the sides.