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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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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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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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Pumpkin Tea Cake

Fall is my most favorite season for baking. I love brown sugar, and spices, and a warm kitchen on a crisp day. I love heading out for a morning hike with a mug of hot coffee and an apple spice … Continue reading

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Red Pepper & Sun-Dried Tomato Relish

What are we going to do when the tomatoes go away? It was a blandly rhetorical question, but staring down at my plate of dry-farmed Early Girls, a pang of mild panic flickered through me. I don’t know. I DON’T … 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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Roast Pork

Oh, honey. Sit down for a minute and let me tell you about this roast pork. The juicy, well-seasoned, flavorful meat. The woodsy bits of herbs and crispy, unctuous, oh-dear-Lord cracklings. (I mean, come on. Cracklings.) Your butcher will do … 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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Parmesan-Rosemary Popovers

My grandmother Catherine regularly set out warm batches of popovers on her holiday table, big bombastic puffs of air and eggy dough. As a result, I’ve been powerless to resist their crispy-chewy charms since childhood, trooping to out-of-the-way cafés who’ve … Continue reading

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