Summer’s upon us, and while the mornings remain cool here in Napa, the blazing summer sun heats the valley like a giant clay oven. It’s the kind of weather that discourages any serious cooking, which is why I like to rely on salads like this which can be made before my place gets too hot.(…)

INGREDIENTS 1 large head green cabbage, shredded into 1/4-inch ribbons6-8 scallions, white and green parts, sliced thin (about 2 cups)1/4 cup mirin1/4 cup rice vinegar2 tbs. sugar1/2 tbs. kosher salt1/2 tsp. white pepper1/4 cup sesame oil1/4 cup vegetable oil1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds1/4 cup black sesame seeds1 package instant ramen noodles, crushed lightly (save the(…)