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Grilled Chimichurri Chicken
(Serves 4-6)
1 whole roasting chicken
1 batch chimichurri sauce (recipe below)
By Susie Iventosch

All hail Cilantro for that extra spice
It seems to be love or hate with cilantro, but I am a huge fan. Not only is it a key ingredient in many Mexican dishes and salsas, but freshly snipped leaves are so tasty in green salad. It's a perfect addition to curry sauce and the beautiful leaves make for a lovely ...By Susie Iventosch

Green Chili Goat Cheese Dip
4 oz. soft, Montrachet-type goat cheese
4 oz. grated sharp white cheddar cheese
By Susie Iventosch

Take a dip into this new summer favorite
Looking back over the past several Lamorinda ...By Susie Iventosch

2-3 Tbsp. olive oil
1 onion, diced
By Susie Iventosch

Thoughtful Food
In December, I accompanied my husband on a business trip to Israel. One day, while he attended business meetings in Tel Aviv, I ran off for a full day of market touring and cooking with Orly Ziv, who runs a great little cooking school, Cook in Israel. The feast we ...By Susie Iventosch

Almond Scones -Whole Recipe
(Makes 12 medium-sized scones)
2 cups flour
By Susie Iventosch

Thoughtful Food
A couple of weeks ago we featured Papa's Favorite Torte, and in the column I mentioned that almond scones are a great way to use any leftover almond paste you may have from that recipe. Even if you have no leftover almond paste to use up, these scones are a great ...By Susie Iventosch

Homegrown's Chicken Cherry Pecan Chicken Salad
1 lb. roasted or grilled chicken, chopped into bite size pieces
1 cup Just Mayo or your ...
By Susie Iventosch

Environmentally sound sandwiches in Lafayette
There's a new sandwich in Lamorinda! Well, make that a new sandwich shop in town with plenty of fun and interesting sandwiches, salads, soups and grain bowls and it is called Homegrown Sustainable Sandwiches.
By Susie Iventosch

'Papa's Favorite Torte' travels from Christmas to Easter, and it's still delicious
(Adapted from "Private Collection 2: Recipes from the Junior League of Palo Alto" )
When Sora O'Doherty is not busy doing investigative reporting and photography, or writing about local ...
By Sora O'Doherty

(based on a recipe found at finecooking.com)
(Makes 16 three-inch brioches)
You will need 3-inch diameter ...
By Susie Iventosch

This beautiful brioche is shaping up to be a great alternative to regular bread
We were out for lunch about a month ago and right next door there was a tempting bakery. It was beckoning all during lunch, so after we finished our meal, we dipped into the bakery to see what kinds of goodies they had on hand. The shelves were rather bare, and all ...By Susie Iventosch

A decade of delicious delights: Susie's top recipes from her vast repertoire
It is nearly impossible for me to believe that five years have gone by since we celebrated the Lamorinda Weekly's fifth birthday, much less 10 years since the paper was founded! And, I have been writing the food column for the past nine years already, which has been ...By Susie Iventosch

Spaghetti with Elk Sauce
(Serves 6 as a main dish)
2-3 Tbsp. olive oil (plus more as needed, and can use canola ...
By Susie Iventosch

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