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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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Peach-Blackberry Cobbler

For the rest of the country, summer means sticky heat waves and swimming pools, lightning bugs and sunburn cream. We San Franciscans have a slightly different way of looking at summer, bundled up against our “June gloom” as the marine … Continue reading

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Blueberry Coffee Cake

As the product of a sound Catholic school education (plaid kilts from kindergarten to 12th grade), I’m an inveterate rule follower. I make full and complete stops at all stop signs. I return my library books on time. I find … Continue reading

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Goat Butter Biscuits

I have such a weak spot for a good biscuit: golden brown, tender and light as air, with flaky seams through the middle so they’re easily split and slathered with jam or sandwiched with Virginia ham (or prosciutto, even better) … Continue reading

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Roasted Carrots

I have to admit, I haven’t always held carrots in the highest regard. They’re useful in starting off soup and an inoffensive addition to a crudité platter, sure, but the only stand-alone dish I could recall was the mushy coins … Continue reading

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Roasted Cauliflower

Oh, do I love my cruciferous vegetables. Who knows when that happened, exactly, since my six-year old self would shudder to think that a few decades later I’d be making googly eyes at the broccolini and freaking out over kale snacks … Continue reading

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Doughnut Muffins

The stomach flu descended on our house with biblical force this week, and by Valentine’s Day, the living room was littered with blankets, plastic bottles of candy-colored sports drinks and packages of water crackers, ignored and uneaten. (I can tell … Continue reading

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Orecchiette al Forno

Pasta’s always a great choice for entertaining: it’s inexpensive, generally foolproof, and everybody likes it. The one drag (unless you have one of those enviably open-and-airy kitchens) is at some point you’ll have to excuse yourself from conversation and cocktails … Continue reading

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Chicken-Pesto Meatballs

Let the record reflect: I’m not Italian. I didn’t grow up with stories from the Old Country in my ears, tugging at the apron strings of a Pugliese-bred granny. I have no genetic memories of tagliatelle or cavatelli or pasta … Continue reading

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Chocolate Crinkles

These holiday cookies were a favorite of mine when I was growing up. I loved the contrast between the crackly bits of snowy powdered sugar and the chewy, chocolatey cookie beneath, the specialness of their only-at-Christmas appearances. They’re a bit … Continue reading

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