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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FRIDAY LIST

Fall Color Sebastopol // Devoto Gardens

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted one of these. Here are some of the things inspiring me lately. 1. Build pockets of stillness into your life. Maria Popova’s 7 Things I Learned in 7 Years of Brain Pickings. 2. “Photography has the power to undo your assumptions about the world.” National Geographic Photographers […]

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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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SAVORY CHICKPEA PANCAKES WITH SMOKY ROASTED CARROTS // INDIAN SUMMER

Chickpea Pancakes with Smoky Roasted Carrots // The Year in Food

Every year, at some point during the months of September and October, San Francisco cycles through a few warm periods. It’s our summer!, we like to say. We always regard these as the best months the city has to offer. The fog lifts for a period, the air crackles with a dry autumnal spark, and […]

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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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