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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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Pavlova

An enterprising hotel chef in 1920s New Zealand was the first to whip up a Pavlova, a culinary tribute to visiting ballerina Anna Pavlova’s ethereal, wispy beauty. They’re a perennial favorite of those lush islands, and in Australia, too, where … Continue reading

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Veggie Burger

Imagine two hungry diners, out for an al fresco lunch at Portland’s Veritable Quandary on a lovely summer’s day. One orders a burger, a juicy medium rare with all the trimmings. The other orders the housemade veggie burger with caramelized … Continue reading

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White Bean and Kale Soup

This is cold weather soup. Rainy day, flat tire, forgot your umbrella, just-want-to-curl-up-under-a-blanket-and-hibernate soup. Packed with earthy kale and creamy white beans in an aromatic broth, it’s warm and nourishing, savory and satisfying. With a flurry of Parmesan, a hunk … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash and Sage Lasagna

I know there must be scores of highly efficient, tidy lasagna makers out there in the world. Maybe you’re one of them. As for me, I can’t count myself among your ranks. I’ve made this recipe about a half a … Continue reading

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Meyer Lemon Cream

Are you ready for springtime yet? We’re nearly there, dear reader, and I have just the thing to hold you over: the Meyer lemon. Meyers are a cross between a conventional lemon and (depending on who you ask) either a … Continue reading

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Brussels Sprouts Slaw

‘Tis the season for holiday travel, when “grabbing a quick bite” turns hazardous: anemic airport sandwiches, shrink-wrapped mid-flight snack boxes, greasy fast food. As if the indignities of modern air travel weren’t enough already, I get the distinct feeling that … Continue reading

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Curried Chicken Salad

When I think of chicken salad, I picture dainty bridal shower buffets, a WASP-y clutch of ladies giggling over champagne punch and tiny tea sandwiches. (I watched a lot of John Hughes movies growing up, so at my imaginary bridal … Continue reading

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