Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Tippler: Rhubarb Fennel Fizz

Rhubarb Fennel Fizz

This cocktail epitomizes spring. It is intensely, deeply pink, buoyed by fennel-infused gin and a vivid rhubarb syrup. Finished with a vigorous shake, it is light, just sweet enough, and bordering on dangerous for all its demure qualities. Fresh rhubarb is absolutely critical here – during a rhubarb shortage in April, I made this with […]

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BLUEBERRY CORNBREAD

Blueberry Cornbread

Here in San Francisco we’re approaching the time of year when we’re fogged in, windy and cloudy while the rest of the northern hemisphere frolics half-naked in ridiculous heat. This is the time of year when I cast a longing eye north, east or south (I’m looking at you Portland, Brooklyn, Chicago and Fresno!), any […]

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ROASTED BABY ARTICHOKES WITH ONION SCAPES, THYME AND PARMESAN

Roasted Baby Artichokes, Onion Scapes

Although I am not expecting the end times to ramp into high gear come 6 o’clock this evening, I do like to consider what the world would be like if we no longer had electricity, gas, running water, the internet. (Oh, life without internet.) Sometimes I’ll follow this trajectory a ways, fancying myself an amateur […]

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Fiddlehead Ferns, Penny de los Santos

Flatbread Pizza with Fiddlehead Ferns and Onion Scapes

I’ve spent the better part of this weekend completely engaged by Penny de los Santos’ amazing workshop with creativeLIVE. It reminds me of being in school – frantically jotting down bits of inspiration and wisdom, feeling motivated, engaged, challenged. And it’s made me fall in love with photography all over again, and been a powerful […]

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MAY SEASONAL FOOD GUIDE

May Seasonal Food Guide

This is a month dedicated to fleeting things, produce here and gone before you’ve had a chance to tire of it. (Or even taste it – fiddleheads, ramps and scapes have the briefest of seasons, sometimes lasting only a few weeks.) It’s also a turning point: where in the winter we are challenged to find […]

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