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Caponata, And the Rainstorm of Rainstorms

Remember how I said that I’d rekindled my love for eggplant? Well, part of that was helped along by some amazing caponata—an Italian eggplant appetizer—I...

Rosemary Sage Pork Chops & Sage-Braised Tomatoes

When Chris got back from California, I found myself seriously craving meat. After all, for the past week, I’d basically subsisted on eggs and cheese....

Banana Bread, Or Why I Threw a Tantrum

You know that scene in Julie & Julia when Julie has a meltdown because of aspic? Ha, that was me yesterday, and it wasn’t pretty. “Why am...

An Ode to Tomatoes, And A Caprese Salad

Can I tell you my favorite way of eating tomatoes? Actually, let me qualify that question, because I think we can all agree that...

Little Brown Bettys, Pockets of Fall

Summer absconded in the night. And it’s now officially autumn. I know it’s official because I can bear wearing long pants again, and the hot...

Don’t Think Fat, Think Pork Belly: Dongpo Pork

Though my sister and I were never picky eaters, my mom had to apply her persuasion skills every now and then to get us...

S’mores Chocolate Bark, And Away and Back

Chris and I were out of town for the last few days, on a self-prescribed break, our first since we moved to this coast. It’s...

Shrimp And Pork Dumplings, And How to Make Them

Few foods are as personal to me as dumplings, nor as satisfying. A few scenes in my life where this humble dish has played...

Slow-Roasted Tomatoes, and other Weekend Stories

This weekend was beautiful, warm but not hot, today especially. So I took a break from the kitchen. I bought grapes, the first of the...

Honey Thyme Ice Cream, And A Countdown

If you follow me on Pinterest, you’ll have noticed that the activity on my Wedding board has increased lately (mostly because it used to consist of...

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