Yearly Archives: 2009

Rosemary Cookies and Drive-by Mitzvahs

Rosemary Cookies

Baking huge quantities of Christmas cookies is a new tradition for me. The first year I did it, I severely sprained my ankle while running down the stairs to let guests (helper elves) in. That year I learned the joys of being whisked through the airport in a wheelchair and bypassing security lines owing to […]

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What Would You Do?

Subject: I Left San Francisco and Came Back with 23 Lbs. of Heritage Pork Hi Kimberley:Can you tell me what I’m now supposed to do with this thing?!

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Baked Eggs with Spinach and Leeks

Baked Eggs with Spinach and Leeks

Cloudy, blustery Sunday mornings (or afternoons) are as good a reason as any to indulge in leisurely breakfasts and earnest attempts at the NYT crossword puzzle. A generous helping of sauteed leeks and spinach provided a base not unlike spinach quiche, but with less fuss and no crust, and aged manchego cheese grated over the […]

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Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Pecans and Pear

Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Pecans and Pear

Oh, brussels sprouts. I’m sorry that I said awful things about you last March. My love is back on, and it’s out of control. There is not a single fruit or vegetable in the world that I crave the way I do brussels sprouts. It’s bizarre, yes, completely; I’ve been made fun of for this […]

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Shepherd’s Pie with Turkey, Parsnips, Broccoli and Creminis

Shepherd's Pie

The weather is calling for a serious and thorough investigation of comfort food. It doesn’t get as cold here as, say, Maine, where it’s probably snowed a dozen times already, but this is relative. It feels cold. The artfully prepared variation on meat and potatoes is precisely the kind of comfort food I’m talking about. […]

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