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ROASTED BANANAS WITH CACAO NIBS + PISTACHIOS

Almond orchard in blossom

I decided to take the long way home yesterday, after a cancelled appointment left a large window of free time between my weekend snowshoeing in Lassen and my return to the city. I never regret taking the long way if it involves driving through National Forests, along river roads and migratory bird flyways and grand […]

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CHAI

Chai

When I was nineteen, I launched my very first entrepreneurial enterprise: I started a very tiny chai-making operation. I made it in my mother’s kitchen, bottled it in gallon-size milk jugs, and delivered it in the basket of my old, avocado-green Schwinn bicycle to my single client: the coffee shop where I worked at the […]

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ROAST BROCCOLINI WITH SMOKED PAPRIKA VINAIGRETTE // SIMPLE THINGS // A GIVEAWAY

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Well, it’s that time of year again. Take a deep breath. Everybody hold hands. We can do this. How we navigate this ridiculous, glorious and challenging time of year is a theme I will probably stay with through most of December. I’m in the thick of three big projects in addition to my cookbook and […]

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SPARKLING CRANBERRIES

Sparkling Cranberries

I have a thing for this time of year – starting this week and sweeping all the way through to the end of December. All of its sparkly, wondrous, glittering, cozy magic. If I had my druthers, I would lay for hours beneath a Christmas tree, inhaling its piney aroma, listening to old Christmas records, […]

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DELICATA SQUASH SALAD WITH ROASTED POTATOES AND POMEGRANATE SEEDS

Delicata Squash Salad with Roasted Potatoes and Pomegranate Seeds

(First, WOW. Thank you, all, for your congratulations, well wishes and kind words about my cookbook project. Way to make a girl’s week! I am so excited for the year ahead, and your enthusiasm is like having my own personal cheering squad. THANK YOU! It’s a tremendous feeling.) Last Sunday I went on a farm […]

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