Nectarine Crumble Muffins

Nectarine Crumb Muffins  The other day at my local PCC, on otherwise difficult day with my two home-for-summer-vacation daughters, I passed nine different varieties of sun-ripened fruit. “Oh these are the best,” said the produce dude with the Bodhi tree tattoo on his broad shoulder. “Really,” he said, showing me his pearly white teeth as… 

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The Art of Food

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Unforgettable Food Memoir You Can’t Put Down

How does one make sense of a life?  It’s a question memoir and essay writers are obsessed with, more so because there are no concrete answers. Experiences are rather neutral until we ascribe meaning to them, and then memory itself is distorted by mood and psychology, how does one even make sense of memory?  … 

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My Little Shopper, not to be confused with the weakest link....

Finding Your Way Through Those Aisles With Those Kids

  It’s Friday evening, and we’ve just dined, thankfully, and we are heading into the store to get some items for the following day. There are two families to feed, four tired kids, and myself whose had a couple of glasses of what the kids maturely refer to as Mommy’s “Chardo–HAY.” Somehow with the cute… 

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Cheese never looked so artful

Still Life With Crackers and Cheese

Grilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

  This is one of those recipes that anyone can find success with, however it does take a little bit of preparation.  It can be served as an appetizer that people pick up with their fingers, and I think I saw this presentation in a Martha Stewart book. Since you can blanch or steam the… 

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Kale! Kale! Kale!

    I know we’re barely into September, but it feels autumnal to me. The light is dwindling by a few minutes a day. When the sun is out, the evenings have that slanted light ambiance, as though a movie has just finished, but you are like, outside. My kids keep asking me, “What’s happening?”… 

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Friday’s Best Lamb Recipe

  Serves 2-4, depending on your eaters. If this is a main course, make 8 cakes, 2 cakes per person. If this is an appetizer portion you could get up to 18 smaller lamb morsels. I made these lamb cakes tonight. I had a pound of ground lamb hanging around, which I know is sort… 

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