From the category archives:


Warm Winter Salad

January 31, 2016

I made this up in imitation of a delicious salad served at the wonderful Bandaloop in Kennebunkport, ME (yes, the name comes from Tom Robbins’ Jitterbug Perfume). I recommend a meal there if you’re in the neighborhood—good to make a reservation. Save room and walk down the street afterward to Rococo, for the best ice […]

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I made you a pie

November 25, 2014

It’s been a long time, mis amores perdidos, so long that I didn’t want to show up empty-handed—I wanted to bring you a gift. So I made a pie. I made up a pie. The current draft, several revisions in, might not be the pie I imagined in my mind before I started baking. But […]

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October 25, 2013

Cut vegetables…roots, alliums, Brussels sprouts, you name it. Similar sizes are good, larger for softer veg, smaller for the ones that take a while to cook. Ample olive oil, salt, herbs if you like. Potatoes and onions with sage, yum. Sweet potatoes with mustard seeds, lemon and garam masala. Etc. Toss. Roast in a slow […]

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enough to be happy

September 13, 2013

One of my favorite yoga teachers, Judith Hanson Lasater, says, “How you answer the question, ‘What is enough?’ will change your life.” In the more than a decade since those words passed from her lips to my ears, I’ve never stopped thinking about them. What is enough? Enough food, enough stuff, enough money, enough time. […]

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Rosy’s t-shirt wedding dress (Oh happy day!)

April 24, 2011

Wedding dress by Juno Lamb, with block prints by Kit Brown, from a pattern by our pal Megan Nicolay in her fun and fabulous book Generation T: 108 Ways to Transform a T-Shirt, and advice and workshop space from Chris Clyne. I made a variety of tops; Megan is wearing the one intended to go […]

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Gluten-free almond torte

February 6, 2011

The reason there’s no picture of the whole cake is it was too good; it got scarfed up almost before I even remembered to take a photo, with piles of whipped cream on the side. The recipe is here, but I simplified it by using almond meal (a.k.a. almond flour) instead of grinding up the […]

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Happy kids

January 25, 2011

It doesn’t take much, just a few sprinkles on the birthday cupcakes.

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Recovery Soup

December 28, 2010

Leftover turkey or chicken carcasses, flu or just a bad cold, suffering from holiday excess and needing to rest the old digestive system—whatever your trouble, this soup is the solution. We seem to live on the stuff these days. Our version, influenced by Martha’s Indonesian-style chicken soup and Popsy’s variations on Martha’s soup, and tweaked […]

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Ice cream for the holidays?

December 12, 2010

I made two kinds of ice cream for Thanksgiving, straight-up cranberry and an ice cream flavored with uncooked cranberry orange relish (recipe in the Joy of Cooking). While the latter was interesting, and fairly yummy, the plain cranberry ice cream was the real keeper, tart and creamy and such a pretty color. It’s going to […]

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Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins; story by Eric A. Kimmel, pictures by Trina Schart Hyman (1989)

December 3, 2010

On the third night of Hannukah I propose my favorite Hannukah tale, Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins. When Hershel of Ostropol’s steps lead him, on the first night of Hannukah, to a small snowy village, he is sure he will be greeted by crisp latkes and the gleam of candles burning in menorahs in a […]

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