asparagus tart with breadcrumb and walnut gremolata

Wishful thinking had me telling my toddler that her lunch was indeed pizza, and not, ahem, a vegetable tart sprinkled with green things. The layer of cheese did little to convince her to even try one bite, but the joke was on me, because ever since she developed culinary opinions she has matter of factly […]

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fig and cranberry salad with candied walnuts and balsamic honey dressing

Winter salads often feel uninspiring, like the unwanted step-sister to the glory that is spring and summer salads. But this doesn’t have to be the case. Every December I try to come up with a festive salad that you’d actually be excited to make and eat. Here are the holiday salads for 2016, 2017, 2018, […]

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browned butter and thyme popovers with whipped honey butter

I love rolls as much as the next person; amongst my favorites are these and these. Armed with a good pep talk (or tantalizing photos of buttery rolls) I am usually able to convince myself that making yeasted breads are worth the effort. But on Thanksgiving I throw in the towel and give up any […]

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cauliflower half-steaks with hazelnuts, sumac, gruyère, and lemony herbs

I love cauliflower, but honestly this recipe is all about the topping for me (I often eat it by the spoonful). Ever since I tried Joshua McFadden’s cauliflower steaks from his cookbook, Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables*, I became determined to make my own fall-inspired version for Thanksgiving. My first iteration of this […]

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onion, mushroom, and barley turnovers

Now that Halloween is over it feels like we’ve just stepped onto a slip ‘n slide and are speeding towards Thanksgiving. One pattern I’ve noticed is that many families seem to be doing something slightly different than the “traditional” dinner this year. If that is you, more power to you; there’s no rule book saying […]

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halloumi “sliders” with zesty strawberry salad and chopped pistachio

I recently started taking Adeline with me to the grocery store – she’d been a few times previously but only as a young baby and “pre-covid.” Now, when we enter any grocery store she lets out a loud “yeah!” and proceeds to clap and smile at everyone. I don’t know if it’s because she spent […]

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rainbow vegan spring rolls with 5 ingredient “peanut” dipping sauce

My friend Kaitlin brought me dinner right after I had Adeline, and even though those early newborn days are blurry memory, I remember two important things from her visit. First, she gave me a heartfelt encouragement of “you can do this/yes, you will shower again someday” and second, she brought her fabulous homemade spring rolls. […]

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roasted rosemary leaf potatoes

I usually try to write something short, witty, and tantalizing to kick off my posts, but right now I’d like to pause my usual banter and acknowledge that this year has been hard, and the holidays coming up will be unlike any year before. Many states are locking down again, for good reasons, and our […]

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sweet potato fries

I struggled for a few attempts at getting these fries the way I wanted – crispy, not soggy and sad. I wanted to be able to hold a fry upright and not have it bend over in the middle. I tried multiple types of orange fleshed sweet potatoes, multiple baking methods, and different methods of […]

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