Category Archives: Dinner

Valentine’s Day Treat: How to make a phenomenal savory tart or sweet galette

I have been meaning to share a fantastic tart/crust/pastry technique with you for a long while, but due to problems with the new camera that we inherited, have not gotten around to actually photographing it. This would make a great … Continue reading

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Winter Garden Soup (Kale, potato, bean, and lemon)

Hey there Friends. Let’s just pretend that months and months have not elapsed since the last time I posted. We all have that buddy who we see about 1/12 of the time we actually wish we could, right? The best … Continue reading

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Oven-Roasted Tomatoes with olive oil and salt

My friends, we have gotten way too extreme over here. I’m talking two months or so of homemade wild yeast starter breads. This has consumed the spare 4 and a half minutes that I used to dedicate to photographing for … Continue reading

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When Your Five-Year Old Renounces Meat or Spicy Swiss Chard Pasta with Poor Man’s Cheese

I often post my newest recipes or the things I am most recently excited about here and forget that some of my easiest and humblest recipes might also be useful to many of you, as my youngest sister reminds me. … Continue reading

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Winter Kale Salad

The weekend before Thanksgiving I went on a babymoon with my husband to Portland.  I had heard a lot of buzz related to the city’s blossoming food reputation (and chocolate Raleigh bars) so we booked a flight. Serendipitously for me, … Continue reading

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Homemade Squash Blossom Quesadillas

One of my favorite months of the year is over. Halloween has come and gone. And I have not posted a single thing related to squash, pumpkins, or the host of phenomenal sweet and savory delights that I enjoy making … Continue reading

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Shirin Polo (Persian Rice with Orange Peel, Nuts, and Raisins) and Kashk-e Badamjan (Persian Eggplant with Whey)

My story of rice actually begins with last week’s cultured butter and 15 gorgeous eggplants from the farmer’s market. I adore all manner of Persian food, even the stuff that my Persian friends think is quacky (like “doogh” the salted, … Continue reading

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