Edible Monterey Bay

Winter Recipes

My favorite winter soup is Greek Lemon Chicken Soup, also called Avgolemono, and it is perfect for keeping the funk away or curing a cold.
El Jefe is a nice balanced reposado with vegetal, banana and anise notes, and more body and flavor than other tequilas.
Teetotaling? Prefer apples to barley? Replace the beer with sparkling water, apple cider or even carbonated kombucha.
Any dried fruit and nut combination will do; some pleasing combinations are apricot and almond or cranberries and pecans.
Feel free to play around with flavor enhancements and combinations! The more you experiment, the more satisfying the end result will be. Matcha powder in the Almond Crackers was subtle and wonderful.
Chickpea curries are my ultimate pantry meal. They’re what I throw together when I can’t fathom a trip to the grocery store and have to rely on staple ingredients from the fridge and pantry. By happy accident, I once added too much liquid to my curry, and this soup was born. The warm flavors are perfect for a cozy, winter night.
My husband and I love to go to The Stationaery in Carmel and were thrilled when the café started serving dinner. We attended its first-ever dinner service, and a gigantic bowl of this stunning soup was the first dish that was set before us. The smooth soup brimmed with buttery Dungeness crab, making it reminiscent of an elevated, modern crab bisque. This is an easy-to-make-at-home version of that spectacular dish.
Inspired by my travels in Southeast Asia, this simple-to-make soup is punctuated by subtle Asian flavors thanks to an infusion of ginger, lemongrass and soy sauce. The tender rice and chicken are topped with a crunchy coconut and peanut combination for a textural balance that will keep everyone coming back for more.
This dessert features one of my all-time favorite flavor combinations, lemon and ginger. The base of this recipe is a French parfait, which is a light frozen mousse. This parfait is basically lemon curd with whipped cream folded into it.
This recipe will be a crowd pleaser in any household, and is so simple—only two ingredients are required for the base—and there’s plenty of room for imagination and creativity in flavorings and coatings. It’s delicious, wholesome fun and makes a great gift for the holidays.
Irresistibly rich and savory
Fresh winter oranges are such a delight in the deep, cold winter. It is actually a treat to slice oranges for an hour or two while making this recipe, with their fragrance lifting one’s spirits the whole time.