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An Old Friend – Potato and Artichoke Pizza

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This is my favorite pizza. I used to make it all the time, but at some point felt it wasn’t very nutritionally balanced so it faded from my repertoire. But really if you serve it with a salad or sauteed greens the problem is solved. This is a white pizza topped with sliced potatoes, artichoke […]

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Basic Tomato Sauce

spaghetti with tomato sauce

With the extreme heat there hasn’t been a whole lot of cooking going on recently. Yesterday was 111°F. We filled the tub with cool water and sat in it and watched Mad Men on the laptop. The last thing I made was a batch of compost cookies for a friend’s 40th birthday party. Prior to […]

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Orecchiette with Peas and Wild Leek Pesto

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When I brought home a huge bag of fresh peas in the pod and showed them to my husband he groaned because he knew I’d be enlisting his help. He ended up being at work when I decided to use them so was off the hook. I actually like shelling peas, it’s a meditative process, […]

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Smoked mozzarella, tomato and basil frittata

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At this time of year everyone’s focus seems to shift towards slowing down and relaxing. People are lying around in parks and clinking glasses on patios. At the liquor store today the main display was a wall of rosé wines. This made me smile. The idea seemed so right and appealing I had to pick […]

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Eating Sunshine – Spaghetti al Limone

spaghetti al limone

I love lemons, they taste like sunshine and wake up everything they touch – pastries, lemon curd, squirted over sauteed greens or any kind of salad, in a glass of water. Often I find lemon things are not lemony enough. At our favorite Italian restaurant, my husband’s number one pick is spaghetti al limone. They […]

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Tabbouleh Mutation – Roasted Beet, Kale and Bulgur Salad

roasted beet kale and bulgur salad

I wanted to make something with bulgur that wasn’t tabbouleh, or at least not regular tabbouleh. Tabbouleh is the Middle Eastern salad of parsley, mint, tomato, and bulgur. The interesting thing about it is the proportions – herbs are the main body of the salad, and bulgur is used scantily, almost as a garnish. I […]

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Hotpot: a tutorial

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Hotpot is a delicious and comforting brothy Asian stew. You can use all sorts of interesting and curious ingredients. This is a vegetarian recipe with bean curd, delicate egg tofu, lotus root, carrots, daikon, ginkgo nuts, and mushrooms in a seaweed broth. You can add meat or seafood if you wish. Don’t be put off […]

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Indian Pizza

When I first made this Indian pizza I knew it would either be genius…..or disgusting.

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