Monthly Archives: December 2011

AN EMBARRASSMENT OF RICHES: DUNGENESS CRAB STEAMED IN CHAMPAGNE AND BUTTER, WINTER FEASTS

Among my friends and family, a lot of seafood is consumed this time of year. It somehow feels light and celebratory while retaining the richness and decadence that is essential to December. And in California, it’s so much a part of the season – the Dungeness crab catch begins, generally, right around Thanksgiving. I can’t […]

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SPICY CARROT + QUINOA SALAD WITH COCONUT LIME DRESSING

Spicy Carrot + Quinoa Salad

A couple months back, Gilt Taste invited a handful of food bloggers to review and cook with products from their site and I couldn’t be more thrilled to participate. Last week I received a box of gorgeous, perfect produce from Farmer Jones Farm – Gilt Taste’s Chef’s Tasting Box. Filled with the most charming carrots, […]

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BAKED OATMEAL WITH APPLES AND PERSIMMONS // TAKING CARE

Baked Oatmeal

I love December. Every year, without trying, I get stupidly excited about Christmas – and go at it with the enthusiasm of a six year old who’s acquired a few domestic skills along the way. But with that, though, comes the stress of the season, which gives everything sparkly about this month a run for […]

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