Monthly Archives: September 2011

CONCORD GRAPE SHRUB

Vinegar shrubs are just about the neatest thing ever. While there is apparently a long and noble tradition of diluting vinegar in water with a little honey for a refreshing drink, the shrub seems to have risen to popularity during temperance movements in the nineteenth century, when respectable ladies sought satisfying alternatives to strong drink. […]

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BAKED PASTA WITH CHERRY TOMATOES + FRESH CHICKPEAS // PODCASTS

Cherry tomatoes from my garden

(Those are from my garden!) There is something uniquely compelling about listening to a story. Driving is perfect for this, especially when one has the luxury of piney hills and empty deserts on 75 MPH highways in rural America to drive through. Long walks and time spent cooking are also opportune moments for sneaking in […]

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THE SEPTEMBER SEASONAL FOOD GUIDE

SEPTEMBER SEASONAL FOOD GUIDE

September is an interesting month. We still have nearly all of summer’s bounty, but the cooling weather trends and shorter days lead us towards the starchy comforts of cozy fall foods. This month we’ll bridge that divide by showcasing late summer’s best and brightest in the trappings of fall’s coziest foods. September is also classically […]

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PEACH BERRY CRISP

It’s hard to say farewell to summer, but the inevitable shift towards lengthening nights and paling sunshine is upon us. Above all, I’m excited for the transition into autumnal foods: I can’t deny that baked goods and soups and casseroles are looking mighty attractive right about now, and that I wouldn’t mind a (little) break […]

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COMING BACK TO EARTH // GINGER SESAME HALIBUT WITH SPICY WATERMELON PICKLES

Montana has this habit of turning me inside out. Every year, it shakes me up, tosses me around, and gently leaves me at the side of the road, temporarily blinded, totally exhilarated, and questioning everything. I’ve tried to deconstruct why it has this power over me, but sometimes overthinking gets you nowhere. My point is, […]

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