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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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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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Ladurée (the remains of the pastry…)

April 10, 2011

Site très joli ici (kids would like it).

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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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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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Apple cake, apple cake, Mama wants an apple cake

November 24, 2010

Cooking seasonally means apple cake in the fall when I have drops from my cousin’s tree, a big box of Spencers from a neighbor, Cortlands and Macouns from other nearby orchards. Here’s a round up of the cakes I’ve tried, searching for the apple cake that makes you feel like a happy child just blown […]

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The kids love me today

October 27, 2010

…because I made them popcorn balls—“old-fashioned” popcorn balls. Don’t let the name fool you—this is junk food through and through, and mighty hard on the old fillings. But fun to make. At first I thought the vinegar and baking soda were part of the old-timey flavor, though the ingredients for “volcano” did cross my mind. […]

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Making cider (try this at home)

September 25, 2010

Get a bunch of cousins or neighbors or friends together and pick apples off some untended trees. (These were tended, once upon a time, by my great-great uncle—tended so well, in their day, that they still bear crisp, delicious apples, a couple of generations later.) The apples may be wormy, but that just increases the […]

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