About Christine Hanna

Christine Hanna is a cookbook author and president of Northern California’s Hanna Winery. Her book, The Winemaker Cooks, was one of three finalists for IACP’s Best American Cookbook. Her recipes and keen insights on winemaking have appeared in Food and Wine MagazineImbibe, and California Home + Design. She lives in Healdsburg, California, with her family. @hannawineryandvineyards

White bowl of fresh peas with mint.

Fresh Peas with Mint

Is there anything that screams spring more than lightly buttered peas with a wee bit of mint on top? We think not.

Oval pan with cumin-scented carrots sprinkled with chopped chives, orange zest, and pepper

Cumin-Scented Carrots

This goes-with-anything veggie side relies on pantry staples, comes together in 10 minutes, makes minimal cleanup, and may just lower your husband’s cholesterol. You’re welcome.

A white peach crostata--slices of white peaches in a circle of dough folded over on the edges sitting a sheet of parchment

White Peach Crostata

Not familiar with the term “crostata”? We have a hunch you’re going to like what it means, which is essentially “less fussy than pie.”