Category Archives: fall

SMOKY BEETROOT HUMMUS

Smoky Beetroot Hummus // The Year in Food

My birthday happened at the beginning of the month. I hosted a big seafood feast. I wanted a bunch of my favorite people together at a table and a ton of seafood – Dungeness crab, oysters, a big stew with mussels and clams and fish, etc. As these things go, I had an overly grand […]

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A BIG, BEAUTIFUL HARVEST SALAD WITH DELICATA SQUASH AND KALE

A Big, Beautiful Harvest Salad with Delicata Squash and Kale | The Year in Food

I realized over the weekend how excited I am about salads for this time of year. Salad in the colder months of fall and winter is a different beast than a bright, refreshing plate of summer produce tossed in olive oil. They’re big and bold; they have heft and weight and substance. And I think […]

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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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PICKING (WINE) GRAPES IN HEALDSBURG

Picking (Wine) Grapes in Healdsburg

I have always been so intrigued by the annual grape harvest. There’s so much ritual around it: the picking of the grapes at night, or at dawn – cooler weather is ideal for the sugar content of the grapes, I learned. A rainy day will affect the sugar content of the grapes too. So much […]

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SAKE-STEAMED KABOCHA SQUASH WITH MISO // KEEPING IT SIMPLE

Sake-Steamed Kabocha Squash with Miso // the year in food

There was a point towards the end of my book-making process when Stacy remarked that one of the recipes we were working on didn’t really seem very much like me. I was slightly bummed to hear that. But she was absolutely right. Here’s the thing: taking on a project of such scale made me stupidly […]

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