Category Archives: Recipes

Wild Boar Sugo

It is cold here, people. I’ll admit my blood has thinned out in San Francisco, but I swear it’s not our wimpy version of winter weather. There’s real frost and everything! Water mains exploding all over the place! It’s weather … Continue reading

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Vanilla Cloud Cake

My devotion to chocolate is generally absolute, but last week I was in the mood to bake something a little lighter, a little wintry-looking, and something very, very vanilla.  This angel food-style cake was a slam-dunk winner on several fronts: … Continue reading

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Weeknight Collard Greens

‘Tis the season, I suppose, but I’ve been running around like a loon the past week or so. It’s hard to keep dinners wholesome and healthful when at the end of a long day all I really want to do … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Chicken Poblano

Full disclosure: the slow cooker is not my favorite kitchen gadget. It’s convenient to have dinner ready the minute I’m home from work, for sure, but I find most recipes I try wind up tasting dull and muddled, no matter … Continue reading

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Salmon Cakes

Broiling a nice piece of salmon is just about the fastest dinner possible, and one I rely on pretty often on busy weeknights. Sometimes I’ll dress it up with a mustard glaze or yogurt dill sauce, but nine times out … Continue reading

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Chocolate Pecan Tart

For folks who like to cook and entertain, Thanksgiving dinner is kind of our Olympics. We are decathletes of starch and sugar and tryptophan, and Turkey Day is the ultimate endurance race. The day after, though, there are no laurel … Continue reading

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Easy Cranberry Sauce

I am super excited about hosting Thanksgiving this year, friends, and since some of you might be geeking out in your own kitchens, I thought I’d share my menu and suggestions for the bird, sides, and dessert. For the newbie … Continue reading

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Spanakopita

Today’s recipe comes from Mollie Katzen’s Moosewood Cookbook, the vegetarian classic that was my first real cookbook. I still have my splattered old copy, with its friendly hand-lettered recipes and little line drawings of dancing broccoli, and I remember feeling … Continue reading

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Garlicky Shrimp & White Beans

There isn’t enough space here, not enough on the whole wide Web, to properly give due my love for the gutsy, earthy food of Spain. I love the garlic and olive oil and tomatoes, the shellfish and chiles, the lusty … Continue reading

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Guacamole

Hola from sunny Mexico, mi amors! Now I know what you might be thinking: a vacation in sunny paradise? With nothing to do but watch the palm trees sway? Thanks, Kate, rub it in. Well, I’ll tell you it has been a grueling 24 hours … Continue reading

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