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Why so serious? Have fun with your Easter candy!
Sweet potato salad with green tomato relish. Perfect backdrop to a sandwich.
Cardamom-scented Dover sole with heirloom navel orange and braised fennel.
Fresh garbanzos (aka guasanas) are an ideal addition to a spicy pasta (aka tallarines) dish.
Classic English toad-in-the-hole, with a twist: grilled cheese and bacon.
Green tomato and watermelon pickles -a taste of summer in the late winter, and a great way to use under-ripe produce.
Meatball sandwich with sauteed veggies and melted provolone. That's amore.
Spicy kabocha squash taquitos, oven-baked and healthy. Stay away from those crappy frozen taquitos!
Pork gyoza can be made from scratch at home. If this gaijin can do it, so can you!
Spaghetti alla Bottarga with Meyer lemon and parsley. Groveling will get you *everywhere*, darlings.
Lemon-cornmeal ebelskivers with blackberry preserves and whipped cream: a perfect, romantic brunch.
Swedish meatballs with buttered noodles and nutmeg gravy. No trip to Ikea required.
Roasted parsnips, bacon and caramelized leeks come together in a soup worth waiting two days for.
Shogayaki - Japanese-style ginger pork chops, and a healthier alternative to tonkatsu.
Honey-tamarind barbecue chicken. When a favorite restaurant closes, you have to take dinner into your own hands.
Pan-fried Idaho trout with macque choux and Meyer lemon beurre blanc.
A savory Napoleon of cheese-herb pancakes and ham (with a poached egg on top) makes an elegant brunch.
Quail eggs for perfect appetizer-sized Salade Niçoise.
Fritatta of broccoli rabe, ham and potato. With toast, a perfect Snow Day breakfast.
Chase the chill with roasted red pepper and tomato soup. Smoky paprika and red pepper oil beats canned soup any day!
Chicken and gnocchi soup - I got your cure for the wintertime blues right here.
Bacon, eggs, cheese and tomato - it's an English fry-up breakfast pizza!
The classic Hot Brown gets a facelift. Thanksgiving leftovers never tasted so good!
Leftover sweet potato latkes and turkey confit become the best post-holiday breakfast.
Ham-and-biscuit sliders, aka Ham Bikkies. Who can expect you to save some from breakfast?
Sweet Potato Poutine - homemade in under 30 minutes!
Eggs fresh from a friend's hens takes breakfast from "equal parts carb/protein/fat" to something so much more.
Toasted caraway seeds and creamy Gruyère transforms simple spaetzle into ultimate comfort food.
My first-ever attempt at sausage-making was a success! Greek-inspired coho salmon "loukanikos".
This mac & cheese didn't win the 2008 Tillamook Macaroni & Cheese Cook-Off, but at least a few locals think it should've.
An old diner classic gets a facelift: albacore tuna melt with dill Havarti, served open-face on French batard.
Wild mushroom and cheese tart - four mushrooms and three cheeses! Summer, who?
Roasted pattypan squash with garlic makes a fragrant and simple risotto.
Homegrown Scarlet Runner beans will make excellent cassoulettes - worthy of the trouble of slaying a giant.