Category Archives: holiday

SPICED PUMPKIN COCONUT MILK ICE CREAM

Spiced Pumpkin Coconut Milk Ice Cream

What is it about pumpkins? They seem to possess this magical power over a certain cross-section of the population, reducing us to high-pitched cooing and uninhibited enthusiasm. I am all for enthusiasm. But can you think of any other fruit or vegetable that does this to us? I can’t. A couple weekends ago on a […]

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THRILLING NEWS (!!!!) AND A POLENTA CAKE TO CELEBRATE

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Where does one begin? What it feels like is that everything in my life has led me to this exact moment, and this exact moment is right where I want to be. Two years ago, nearly to the day (October 7th), I left my job as a massage therapist because I was badly injured from […]

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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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SUMMER GRILLING INSPIRATION: MEAT!

Skirt Steak with Chimichurri

(Above: Skirt Steak with Chimmichurri) I’ve started a new collaboration with the good people at Rewinery, an innovative San Francisco-based wine delivery company. They’re doing great things, and it’s awesome to be a part of it. Every month, they select a number of wines and I create original recipes to pair with their wines, and […]

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PINK DEVILED EGGS

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My cousin once told me that looking at the photos on this site gave the impression that I live in a vast, high-ceilinged, impressively white space, filled with gauzy, billowing curtains, white furniture and polished wood floors. It was totally inaccurate, of course, but it was flattering that my photographs provided such a dreamy illusion. […]

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