Category Archives: winter

PEAR + CACAO NIB BUCKWHEAT MUFFINS // SNACKING WELL ON THE ROAD

Pear + Cacao Nib Buckwheat Muffins // The Year in Food

I’m making my way to Montana, my power state, my spirit animal, my place. I have always wanted to go there in the winter, to experience it outside of its easy summer glory. This year Montana is my valentine. I will bundle up, go snowshoeing, and bear witness to its winter splendor. I made some […]

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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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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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