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Polenta with caramelized onions and walnuts. Comforts, fills, and soothes.
Thin and crispy almond chocolate cookies, and one woman's wacked-out fantasy.
White Beans Puttanesca, and why you should never end an interview early.
Multigrain pancakes, make-ahead batter, and why you should never wait to share food with your neighbors.
Two-bite mint brownies, or how an adolescent grows up and stops straightening her bangs.
Cold mornings require a swift kick in the butt. Farro+apples+cashews+cayenne.
Green beans with chopped egg and olives. Or step aside, Deli Meat, there's a new sheriff in town.
Beer, or How to Throw a Successful Neighborhood Block Party.
How to pick safe canned tuna, and a tuna, arugula, and black rice salad.
One of 4 ingredients you need for this 1 minute version of chocolate yogurt.
Noodle kugel with melted apples. Perfect for noodletarians.
I won't put geraniums in my coffee, but I will put lavender in my ice cream sandwiches.
Welcoming, and cursing, a gift of vegetables, and potato-chard gnocchi.
A long weekend, a short recipe: corn on the cob with smoky lime butter.
When 3 days means 8 months, and mixed greens with peaches and candied lemon peel.
Manchego pesto, and why it's never too late to pick up origami.
Reflections on third grade, and blueberry buttermilk crumb cake.
A garbanzo tomato salad with Thai influences, and an allegory about thread.
A plate of cottage cheese pancakes, and one woman's legacy.
Answering Michael Pollan, and a 6-ingredient appetizer, breakfast or dessert.
Don't put your peach in a Baby Bjorn.
Instructions for making a stone fruit love child.
Would you eat a burrito made on a bus? Discuss.
A salmon burger by a glacier. Just one of many images from my recent Alaskan adventure.
Spicy lamb meatballs for 4 use only 1/2 lb. meat. (No way. Yes, way.)
When a community pools toppings, anything goes, even this cherry and pepperoni pie.
Chilled plum soup in well-traveled yogurt jars.
What do a saggy pair of jeans and pan-seared eggplant with ginger and honey have in common? Thankfully nothing.
Leftover spaghetti can be evil incarnate. Garlic-roasted tomatoes provide salvation.
Red Velvet Cake, and why Seinfeld drove me batty.
Simple cocoa-dusted banana bread, and a celebrity walking a goat on the beach.
One bowl chocolate cupcakes, no mixer required.
Nectarine scones with nutmeg sugar can be formed and frozen ahead. When houseguests wake up, brush w/ cream and bake w/ almost no effort at all.
The River Cafe in London has more than delicate homemade pasta; the staff has a wicked sense of humor.