Monthly Archives: September 2012

COCOA PEAR CRISPS

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This year, for me, seems to be defined by my comfort zone and its boundaries. I’ve been hungrily collecting those quotes, you know the ones, things like If it doesn’t scare you, it’s not worth the effort. And whatnot. Well, last weekend I taught my very first class ever – on the basics of food […]

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CREAMY POLENTA WITH ROASTED CHERRY TOMATOES AND FRESH SHELL BEANS

Creamy Polenta with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Shell Beans

One of the greatest takeaways from my time in Montana is how crazy lucky I am to have such an abundance of produce available here in northern California. My last week there, I stayed in a little detached cabin on a small property in the Bitterroot valley, hunkered down for a week of projects. The […]

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RUNNING, RETURNING // ZUCCHINI BREAD BITES

Polebridge, Montana

I have been thinking a lot about this sentence: You spend the first half of your life running away from home and the second half trying to get back to home. I’ve been thinking about it because of my propensity to run away from home every summer. But I have a slightly different take on […]

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EATING WELL ON THE ROAD: VISITING LOCAL FARMERS MARKETS

Blackberries and Golden Raspberries at Santa Cruz Market

Here we are, at that bittersweet end of summer – I am at once both excited for the cozy trappings of fall and a little sad to see the season pass – always so quick, that summer! While it would have been ideal to share these markets before summer and all of our travels were […]

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