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My perfect pesto. There's a spoon in that bowl for a reason.
Eggplant and brown rice salad is not just the perfect mid-summer picnic fare, it's pure Umami Girl in a bowl. Which, admittedly, sounded less creepy in my head.
Strawberry tartelettes with muscovado sugar in pâte sucrée crust.
Be a retro-vore with herbed deviled eggs.
The easiest way to make perfect hard-boiled eggs every time.
With homemade mayonnaise you can make in the food processor in three minutes flat, you'll never need the store-bought stuff again.
A little pot of chocolate ganache in the fridge is just the right antidote to an icky week.
The storied "Neiman Marcus" Cookie Recipe, and a tale of fame, fortune and deception.
Grapefruit-Vanilla Curd makes an elegant handmade hostess or birthday gift.
Nachos, Crisper Whisperer style, with cilantro sauce, crisp cabbage, beans and cheese sauce. Game on!
New Old-School Tomato Sauce and an interview about canned tomatoes on NPR's All Things Considered.
Homemade falafel may not offer the escapist pleasures of street food, but it's much easier and more satisfying than you'd think.
The Scandinavian cinnamon rolls that restored my faith in America, from Lotta Jansdotter's Handmade Living.
Red lentil soup is simple, healthy comfort food in the best possible sense.
Whatever color your hair, these classic blondies are good enough to curl it.
Popovers are crisp and buttery on the outside and positively ethereal on the inside.
Please your vegetarians on Thanksgiving with stuffed winter squash.
Annual Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup, and a vegetarian adaptation of The Silver Palate's legendary cornbread stuffing.
It may be cake-for-breakfast, but Butternut Maple Walnut Flax Bread is as healthy as it is delicious.
What's better than chocolate? How about $100 Chocolate Pudding.
Warm farro with broccoli and shiitakes makes a savory, satisfying vegetarian main for Thanksgiving.
Spicy skillet-tossed pepitas make a perfect bar snack.
Swordfish, eggplant and potato salad with harpoon-caught swordfish.
Rhubarb Gin and Tonic and Homemade Chicken Stock. Can you guess what they have in common?
Lovely little golden things: Vanilla-poached apricots and our new baby chicks
A bold, affordable Shiraz and a homemade pizza with sopressata and fresh herbs: it's one of 100 Perfect Pairings.
Umami Girl spoke with NPR's Amy Eddings about fresh-picked strawberries, including this Sweet and Savory Strawberry Bruschetta.
The perfect spring lunch for one: skillet greens with bacon and feta.
10 Secrets for Making the Most of Your CSA.
For Meatless Monday, Spaghetti alla "Carbonada" with ramps and asparagus.
Local brown eggs for Little Girl Salad, and a chance to win Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food.
My favorite chocolate cake, and an easy way to help kids with cancer.
Soft-shell crabs are easy to make at home and incredibly good with spicy sauce.
Eat your lawn: dandelion, strawberry and balsamic onion salad.