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Que Coquito!

This time of year, I really want to like eggnog.  The idea of coming in from the cold and enjoying a creamy cup of spiked eggnog by the fire seems … Continue reading

December 23, 2013 · 4 Comments

Winter Soup: Dashi and Miso.

What is better than soup in the winter time?  On cold mornings, I love a cup of miso soup for breakfast and, since our local sushi joint isn’t open at … Continue reading

February 10, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Weekend Cooking: Sunday Black Beans

We make black beans nearly every Sunday. Besides the fact that we are always happy to have them around,  it’s the one food that my children will consistently eat.  All … Continue reading

January 19, 2013 · 2 Comments

Consider the Cauliflower

Consider the cauliflower.  The mildest member of the Brassicaceae family was a favorite of King Louis XIV, who enjoyed it in butter with a sprinkling of nutmeg.  Thomas Jefferson liked his … Continue reading

January 16, 2013 · 5 Comments

An Embarrassment of Carrots

Our CSA is winding down with the final delivery last Thursday, save for the winter boxes we will get once a month starting in December.  Recent weeks have been heavy … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Labor Day BBQ: The Platonic Ideal

We’re spending Labor Day in the city, getting ready for the impending onslaught of the school year.  But if I had my druthers (that is a real word, isn’t it?), … Continue reading

September 3, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Radish Cure

I suppose radishes are something you either love or you hate.  I hate celery, but I love radishes. I can eat them whole and raw, but admit they are better … Continue reading

August 28, 2012 · 5 Comments

Cucumber Soup

What is better than a cucumber in the summertime?  They are like instant air-conditioning for your mouth whether you are snacking on them raw, adding them to tzatziki, or using … Continue reading

August 23, 2012 · 2 Comments

Zucchini Confit

Who doesn’t feel overwhelmed by zucchini in the summer? In the blink of an eye, you can suddenly find yourself in possession of half a dozen.  People with gardens have … Continue reading

August 16, 2012 · 1 Comment

DIY Gin Fizzle

  One of my favorite things about summer is cold gin cocktails. So crisp and clean and aromatic and evocative of warm summer evenings — even in the depths of … Continue reading

August 13, 2012 · 3 Comments

CSA Succotash

  This week, when we unpacked our CSA, our daughter decided to practice her script by making us a helpful list.  Our share featured corn and three kinds of peppers: … Continue reading

August 9, 2012 · 3 Comments

Bollywood Paneer

  We have a bit of a Bollywood obsession going on in our house at the moment.  The source of it is our 8-year old daughter who –  after seeing … Continue reading

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May 11, 2012 · 8 Comments


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