Monthly Archives: May 2011

Apricot-Dried Cherry Scones with Stoneground Cornmeal

“I looooove stonefruit!” my four and a half-year old son exclaimed in his emphatic and low, but very loud exuberant voice. My mother-in-law took my kids grocery shopping and he chose some apricots. I could not actually believe it when I … Continue reading

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Wedding Biscotti: Chai Spiced Biscotti with Oats, Toasted Nuts, Raisins, and White Chocolate

In under two months, my sister will be getting married to a wonderful man. While I am not sure that either of them would agree to being called foodies (simply because the title is so cloying), they both relish exceptionally … Continue reading

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Chipotle Egg Tacos with Israeli Feta and Sautéed Greens

I love breakfast. If you haven’t been able to tell from my site, we have such a large repertoire of breakfasts over here that my kids think Cheerios are just snack food and Rice Krispies are for putting in cookies. … Continue reading

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Stone-ground Cornmeal Cookies with Pine nuts

Imagine a shortbread-like cookie, enriched with egg yolks and the popcorn-like flavor and odor of toasted pine nuts, except instead of using all wheat flour, it features a mixed-corn, stone-ground cornmeal. This cookie knocks your socks off with its playful, … Continue reading

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Oatmeal and multigrain flour popover

My right hand man has been working long days lately, as in days that stretch into the next day. In addition to just missing his company in the evenings, I dread attacking the day’s dishes in our kitchen sink alone. … Continue reading

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Meringues with Chantilly Cream, Toasted Nuts, and Shaved Chocolate

Several years ago my husband (then boyfriend) and I crossed the Italian-French border with my Piemontese relatives for lunch in the town of Menton. We each had an incredible salade composée, but what stood out in relief was the desserts. … Continue reading

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Inept-but-Earnest-Cook Night: Seven Vegetable Moroccan Couscous in Fifteen Minutes

As I mentioned the other day, some variation of this couscous is my go-to dinner when I want to go from no plan to homemade dinner on the table in 15 minutes. This is installation three of “Guy’s Turn” or … Continue reading

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