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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.
A hunt for pastries in Paris yields multiple sweet delights, including this 2000 feuille from Pierre Herme's patisserie.
French yogurt. The retro-chic glass pots really do make it better.
You can toss practical anything (except spaghetti) on the grill, even artichokes.
Spain, this is France. France, this is Spain. Spinach, apple, and brie empanadas.
Birth, death, and kid-made chocolate chunk cookies. A 15-year retrospective.
The best meals often occur in the most unlikely of places. This one occurred at Earthbound Farm...
A story of seahorses, a gala, and coconut chai tea.
With 10 minutes, a grill, and some apricots, you've got one of the simplest, prettiest desserts ever.
Take potatoes. Add buttermilk, olive oil, and salt. Pile high in a too-small bowl, and you have mashed potatoes with a Bart Simpson 'do.
A pitter, some cherries, an apron, and a few speckled bananas. Cake.
A strawberry-rhubarb reunion, 30+ years in the making.