Category Archives: brunch

BAKED ALMOND PANCAKE WITH STRAWBERRIES + CITRUS

Baked Almond Pancake | the year in food

Somewhere in junior high I took a class, something like Home Ec, where we learned how to cook. I don’t recall much except that the teacher was stern but kind, and imposed exacting rules around things like sifting flour (which I still don’t usually do), scraping the bowls clean with a spatula (which I now […]

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EVERY GREEN THING: AN HERBED FRITTATA WITH PEA + FAVA SHOOTS

Every Green Thing: Herbed Frittata with Pea + Fava Shoots // the year in food

I have always loved that the Persian New Year, Norooz, coincides with the beginning of spring. It feels right, to begin the year anew now, when everything is crawling out from the heavy cloak of winter, the year’s new growth tentatively unfurling. It is the easiest time to slough off the old and look forward. […]

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YES TO THE FAMILIAR // STEEL CUT OATS WITH APPLES, PECANS + TOASTED COCONUT

Steel Cut Oats with Apples, Pecans and Toasted Coconut // The Year in Food

There’s a hike that I try to get to once a week. Nestled in the dramatic, golden Marin headlands, it starts above the Pacific coast just south of Stinson Beach, and makes its way determinedly up the mountain into Mt. Tamalpais State Park. Most of the time, it is the same tangle of trails that […]

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BLESSING THE MESS // SPICED WINTER CAKE WITH CRANBERRIES

Maybe the holiday magic is in the mess. I read this late on December 24th, and wished that I had read it earlier. Wished that I had been carrying it around with me throughout the month, reminding myself of this every damn time things got messy. Because it was a messy month. Christmas brings out […]

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PUMPKIN BUCKWHEAT WAFFLES WITH SAUTÉED APPLES // THE GLUTEN-FREE THING

Pumpkin Buckwheat Waffles with Sautéed Apples // The Year in Food

Somehow, nearly two years have passed since I gave up eating wheat, and I’ve managed to navigate around that discussion right here, the very place where I talk about food. There are a lot of reasons for not addressing it. I didn’t trust that I’d stick with it. I wasn’t diagnosed Celiac. I didn’t want […]

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