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Eric Akis: How to preserve fresh herbs

Eric Akis: How to preserve fresh herbs

If you have an herb garden, or buy fresh herbs, these things are often true: You’ll have leftover herbs after using some for a recipe. Or, you’ll have so many herbs growing in your garden you only use a fraction of them during the growing season.
Eric Akis: Sausage buns, dressed up for summer

Eric Akis: Sausage buns, dressed up for summer

Grilling and serving sausages in buns can yield a casual, but very satisfying summer supper. That’s especially true if you dress those sausages up with tasty Southern European-style toppings.
Eric Akis: Celebrate strawberry season with a tasty, eye-catching dessert

Eric Akis: Celebrate strawberry season with a tasty, eye-catching dessert

You know summer is just around the corner when local, just-picked, ripe, sweet, heavenly aromatic strawberries are in season.
Eric Akis: A springtime soup 'n' sammy combo

Eric Akis: A springtime soup 'n' sammy combo

A soup and sandwich has long been a popular meal combination. When I serve it, seasonality often determines what I’ll prepare. That’s exactly what happened when creating today’s recipes.
Eric Akis: B.C. spot prawns, the Louisiana way

Eric Akis: B.C. spot prawns, the Louisiana way

Like a recipe I did a few weeks ago for Cajun-style fish fry, this week’s dish is also inspired by a trip I took to Louisiana several years ago.
Eric Akis: A flat-out delicious roasted chicken

Eric Akis: A flat-out delicious roasted chicken

If you want spice-up your life, a tasty way to do that is to make piri piri-style chicken. Piri piri, also spelled pere pere, is the Swahili term for the spicy bird’s-eye chili used in Africa.
Eric Akis: Pork back ribs, with a Carolina twist

Eric Akis: Pork back ribs, with a Carolina twist

I cook pork ribs in all sorts of ways, but one of my recent go-to methods starts by me setting out some sheets of aluminum foil.
Eric Akis: Pandemic pancakes for two

Eric Akis: Pandemic pancakes for two

In past years, when pancakes were on the menu at my house, I’d often served them to a table full of family and/or visiting friends.
Eric Akis: Roasted fish, with an Asian twist

Eric Akis: Roasted fish, with an Asian twist

If you’re in the mood for an Asian-style fish dish accented with an in-season vegetable, you’re in luck — that’s exactly what I’ve prepared for today. The fish is salmon fillets that I put in a pan, simply seasoned and roasted.
Eric Akis: Ricotta adds richness to tender meatballs served with marinara sauce

Eric Akis: Ricotta adds richness to tender meatballs served with marinara sauce

You could call it meatball therapy, but I enjoy everything about making them.