Category Archives: Nuts

Asian Carrot Dressing or My Latest Salad Crush

I want to share a recipe with you that has been dazzling my taste buds for a couple of weeks now. For lack of a better name, we call this Asian Carrot Salad simply for its having similar flavor profile … Continue reading

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The Gateway Dressing

Purslane salad with salted almonds and honey dressing I love salads. Almost every day as I water the newest seedlings in my garden and tend to the older plants, I raid our wild arugula patch for a handful of fiery … Continue reading

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White Chocolate Chunk Pistachio Cookies: My Favorite “Chocolate” Chip Cookies

Everyone has a favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. If you do not have anything else in your recipe box, I am willing to bet that at some point you acquired a recipe for chocolate chip cookies. If you feel up … Continue reading

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Chard-Chickpea Stew with Spicy Red Pepper Sauce

Despite the global economic crises, the fact that the apocalypse was supposed to enshroud us (myriad times), and that many journalists have branded 2011 as one of the worst years in several decades, I fancied it. We planted a garden, … Continue reading

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Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread with Cocoa Nibs

I have so many things to share with you right now that I actually do not know where the best place to begin is. How about my riff on Grüner‘s kale ribbon salad with farro, radishes, and a garlicky-lemon vinaigrette … 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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Quince and Apple Frangipane Tart

Rosy-pink Spanish membrillo with an aged cheese plate is delightful.  Yet, I had never cooked a quince myself until this last week. As the seasons begin to hint at a change here in the Bay Area, the leaves turning orange, … Continue reading

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Borlotti Bean Corn Salad and a Pluot-Almond Cake

Even a decade ago, the year I studied in the city of Bologna, Italy, I fanatically sought out unknown fruits and vegetables. For a nineteen-year old Americana, porcini mushrooms and white truffles were a sight to see in the fall. … Continue reading

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Roasted Figs with Prosciutto, Gorgonzola, and Walnuts with a Mache-Wild Arugula Salad

Folks, I believe that, at some point in the months since I began this site, I declared my fervency for vegetables, fruits, and all things sweet. Despite my realization tonight that this is my first post that includes some sort … Continue reading

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Sheep’s Milk Yogurt with Almond-Pistachio Olive Oil Granola

When I first moved to San Francisco, I lived in a very fun, tasty neighborhood about a block away from the corner of Haight and Ashbury nearby one of the San Francisco Boulangerie bakeries. I would always order some sort … Continue reading

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