Vanilla and Spice Nuts

Vanilla and Spice Nuts

Every year around Christmas I make spiced nuts. LOTS of spiced nuts. Everyone gets a jar — family, friends, co-workers, third cousins three times removed… For about a w...

Cornbread Smothered Pinto Beans

Cornbread Smothered Pinto Beans

I have a list about five miles long of recipes I have marked as ‘to-make’.  It’s not a strict and systematic first-in-first-out queue, but more or less I try to ...

Early Girl Tomato Sauce

Early Girl Tomato Sauce

I lack self control when it comes to buying vegetables from Mariquita Farms. In no way, shape, or form did I need twelve pounds of early girl tomatoes. But something -- my vision...

"Potsticker" Radishes

“Potsticker” Radishes

My favorite type of radish is -- hands-down -- the french breakfast radish. Oblong, fading from white to pink, mostly mild with a slight peppery bite, I can eat pounds of them if ...

Weeknight Recipes


Cornbread Smothered Pinto Beans
Nov 15, 2010 | by | 6 Comments | Read →

I have a list about five miles long of recipes I have marked as ‘to-make’.  It’s not a strict and systematic first-in-first-out queue, but more or less I try to ...

“Potsticker” Radishes
Oct 12, 2010 | by | 11 Comments | Read →

My favorite type of radish is -- hands-down -- the french breakfast radish. Oblong, fading from white to pink, mostly mild with a slight peppery bite, I can eat pounds of them if ...

Swiss Chard with Indian Lime Pickle
Aug 2, 2010 | by | 10 Comments | Read →

Poor chard.  People seem to get it in their CSA boxes week after week after week (after week).  This abundance (some might say excess) can cause a proclaimed chard lover to mutte...

Weekend Projects


Zuni Inspired Ricotta Gnocchi
Jul 12, 2010 | by | 13 Comments | Read →

Ricotta, ricotta, ricotta.  So versatile, so simple, so delicious when done well, and so awful when done wrong.  For most of my life I hated ricotta, thinking it too rubbery and ...

Agretti and Ricotta Cheesecake
Jun 13, 2010 | by | 10 Comments | Read →

The first time I saw tumbleweed rolling down the street was in rural eastern Washington. We were in some small town near the Idaho border whose name escapes me now. It was early, 7...

Apricot, Cornmeal, and Sage Cookies
May 23, 2010 | by | 13 Comments | Read →

It’s not that often that I get fluttery thinking about cookies.  Most of the time cookies are cookies, and I could take or leave them (well, to be honest I’ll usually ...


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Veritable Vegetables

Early Girl Tomato Sauce
Early Girl Tomato Sauce

I lack self control when it comes to buying vegetables from Mariquita Farms. In no way, shape, or form did I need twelve pounds of early girl tomatoes. But something -- my vision...

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Preserves and Pickles

Homemade Wild Blackberry Jam
Homemade Wild Blackberry Jam

Picking wild blackberries is something I truly miss about living in the Pacific Northwest. Blackberry bushes hang heavy with ripe fruit in late August and early September all over ...

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DIY Food Projects

Vanilla and Spice Nuts
Vanilla and Spice Nuts

Every year around Christmas I make spiced nuts. LOTS of spiced nuts. Everyone gets a jar — family, friends, co-workers, third cousins three times removed… For about a w...

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Homemade Sausage and Meat Cookery

Polpettone: Italian Stuffed Meatloaf
Polpettone: Italian Stuffed Meatloaf

I daydream a lot about cooking during the week, especially when I’m on the train. Its rhythmic click-clack, the morning fog, and a warm cup of coffee are just the right combi...

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Oeufs Mollets Estragon
Oeufs Mollets Estragon

The path to contentment on a Sunday morning for me involves good coffee, a little sunshine, perfectly toasted bread, and eggs with golden runny yolks......

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