Archive | October, 2012

IN THE WAKE OF THE STORM
A WARM MEAL CAN MEAN EVERYTHING

I considered skipping today’s post entirely. With entire swaths of the East Coast under water, writing about food seemed so trivial. How could I wax poetic about the upsides of tofu or downsides of BPAs with so many dealing with the ravages of a hurricane? But then I thought about those affected by the storm […]

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SLOW COOKER PUMPKIN BREAD

Who knew you could bake bread in a slow cooker. Probably you did. But I didn’t. That is until my talented friend Jane sent me this pumpkin bread recipe and told me to give it a whirl. I had my doubts. Bread is baked in an oven, lady, not a countertop plug-in appliance. But I […]

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MY WEEK IN FOOD 5

Another busy week in food over this way. Took loads of snap shots with my iphone. Here are a handful to send you into Saturday. Was fired up to see the first of these beauties in the market this week. I’ve missed you, persimmons! These are the fuyus, which can be eaten peeled and sliced […]

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HOW TO PACK A LUNCH BOX APPLE

I’ve got a new trick for cutting and packing a lunch box apple from At Home with Real Food that’s so clever, I couldn’t wait a single extra second to share, especially since it’s apple season. First, get yourself a thick rubberband. The sturdy ones that band together broccoli, swiss chard, and other market veggies […]

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CHEESE FONDUE IN A ROASTED PUMPKIN

This is best described as pumpkin nirvana. What else would you call something that involves layering nutty, earthy Gruyere cheese and slices of crusty bread inside a sugar pie pumpkin, and then baking it whole until the outside is burnished, the flesh goes tender, and the rest of it melts into an oozy mess. It’s […]

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GMOS AND THE SCOOP ON PROP 37

There are two things I’m definitely not: 1) particularly savvy about molecular biology 2) particularly political. Since tackling the topic of GMOs seems to involve both, I feel a bit out of my comfort zone. I’d much rather retreat to my kitchen to make puffy pancakes and drink tea than discuss the politics of genetically […]

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PUFFY APPLE CINNAMON PANCAKES (DUTCH BABIES)

This recipe is a treasure. Not just because it hits all the hot buttons of great home cooking: delicious, easy, and nourishing, but largely because of its source. It’s from Cecil, a family friend of Mr. Mom’s Kitchen who was his father’s longtime BFF (can you refer to a man north of 70 as a […]

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MY WEEK IN FOOD 4

Here are a handful of photos from my week in food snapped with my iphone: Started the week off with a simple tostada supper: creamy black beans and crumbly cotija cheese crowned with this colorful slaw: shredded cabbage, carrots, peppers, cilantro, scallions, lime, a little olive oil, salt. My friend Mary Ellen whipped up a […]

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MY WEEK IN FOOD 3

It was a crazy busy week captured with lots of photos. Here are a handful snapped with my iphone to send you into Saturday. Got a little carried away at Anthropologie. Have you puttered in their housewares section? Trouble. Treated myself to these pretty kitchen things, which I’m sure will be popping up in upcoming […]

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MAPLE GINGER PEARSAUCE

We planted a pear tree five years ago and waited. Hopeful. It was stubborn. I was inpatient. I worried it was undernourished, so patted compost at its base. I wondered if it just needed more love, so whispered sweet nothings to its tender trunk. I fretted that it was thirsty, so poured tintures over its […]

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