The procedure for this quick kimchi is much less labor-intensive than the traditional whole head method, and takes less time to ferment, making it ideal for first time kimchi-makers. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

Garden fail — but kitchen win nonetheless

This quick kimchi technique is less labor-intensive than the traditional method

 

Homemade garlic naan is served with a meal of palak tofu, butter chicken, basmati rice and cucumber salad. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

On the strawberry patch: Naan for a crowd

When it comes to feeding a group, planning is key

 

Sugar cookies are decorated with flowers of royal icing. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

Blooming sugar cookies

These sugar cookies are perfectly soft and delicious, easy to make, and the dough can be made long in advance

 

Bavarian cream and berries can make any low-key dinner feel fancy. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

On the strawberry patch: Not-so-wild nights

Bavarian cream and berries offer something special for low-key gatherings

Bavarian cream and berries can make any low-key dinner feel fancy. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Freshly dug clams are blended into a creamy chowder of potatoes, onions, shallots, meat and spices. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

On the strawberry patch: Very special clam chowder

Passing down hard-earned knowledge of the land

Freshly dug clams are blended into a creamy chowder of potatoes, onions, shallots, meat and spices. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Unlike other kimchi that requires days of fermentation and hours of work, this can be made in less than one hour start to finish. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

On the strawberry patch: Acrylic, radishes and inspiration

This crunchy, fiery kimchi can be made in an hour and is ready to eat overnight

Unlike other kimchi that requires days of fermentation and hours of work, this can be made in less than one hour start to finish. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Lemongrass chicken skewers are best made on a grill, but can be made in the oven. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion

On the strawberry patch: Tangling with waves

Lemon grass chicken skewers top off a day in the surf

Lemongrass chicken skewers are best made on a grill, but can be made in the oven. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion
Chewy and sweet the macaroons are done in 30 minutes flat. (Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

Sophisticated, simplified

When macarons are too complicated, make these delicious, simple macaroons

Chewy and sweet the macaroons are done in 30 minutes flat. (Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Korean Citron Tea is made using a sweet and versatile lemon “tea” syrup. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

A sweet offering for the fairies

Make magic with this versatile lemon “tea” syrup

Korean Citron Tea is made using a sweet and versatile lemon “tea” syrup. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Blueberry buckle conjures warm memories of family. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

On the strawberry patch: Blueberry buckle, made with love

Our family gathered at the banks of a very special river to celebrate the life of our departed matriarch

Blueberry buckle conjures warm memories of family. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
This potato salad recipe incorporates eggs, apples and Greek yogurt into the classic barbecue fare. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

Setting the summer table

Fill out your barbecue spread with this creative potato salad

This potato salad recipe incorporates eggs, apples and Greek yogurt into the classic barbecue fare. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Thes chocolate chip cookie require no equipment, no pre-planning, and are done from start to finish in one hour. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

On the strawberry patch: Forever home chocolate chip cookies

This past week I moved into my first forever home

Thes chocolate chip cookie require no equipment, no pre-planning, and are done from start to finish in one hour. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Gochujang dressing spices up tofu, lettuce, veggies and sprouts. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

On the strawberry patch: Healthy life starts with healthy food

Gochujang salad dressing turns veggies and tofu into an exciting meal

Gochujang dressing spices up tofu, lettuce, veggies and sprouts. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Eggs Benedict are served with hollandaise on a bed of arugula and prosciutto. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

On the strawberry patch: Honoring motherhood, in joy and in sorrow

Many who have suffered this loss believe they must bear it in silence for the sake of propriety

Eggs Benedict are served with hollandaise on a bed of arugula and prosciutto. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Kalbi ribs can be served with an assortment of side dishes, including white rice, kimchi, roasted garlic cloves, broccoli salad, dumplings and soup. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

On the strawberry patch: Marking 1 year with a festive feast

Kalbi marinade makes ribs that taste like a party

Kalbi ribs can be served with an assortment of side dishes, including white rice, kimchi, roasted garlic cloves, broccoli salad, dumplings and soup. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Strawberries and red bean paste fill these delicate mochi desserts. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

On the strawberry patch: The zen of Mochi

This delicate Japanese sweet takes patience to master

Strawberries and red bean paste fill these delicate mochi desserts. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Creamy butternut squash pasta that skips the dairy is served with salmon and greens. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

Creamy pasta that holds the cream

This butternut squash sauce will make you forget it’s low fat and plant based

Creamy butternut squash pasta that skips the dairy is served with salmon and greens. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Buttery bear claws are filled with almond paste and topped with sugar glaze. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

On the strawberry patch: Let’s make some bear claws

My food philosophy is to never deprive myself, but if I really want it, I must make it myself

Buttery bear claws are filled with almond paste and topped with sugar glaze. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Korean kimbap with tuna, kimchi, lettuce and carrots makes a perfect to-go meal. (Photo by Tressa Dale/ Peninsula Clarion)

On the strawberry patch: Good to go

Kimbap is a staple of every school picnic day and hiking trip for Korean families

Korean kimbap with tuna, kimchi, lettuce and carrots makes a perfect to-go meal. (Photo by Tressa Dale/ Peninsula Clarion)
Salisbury steak, a classic of American cuisine, is served with mushrooms and broccoli. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

On the strawberry patch: The forgiving art of food

Salisbury steak painted in a new light

Salisbury steak, a classic of American cuisine, is served with mushrooms and broccoli. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)