Fiddleheads – a PSA

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These are fiddleheads, one of those delicious yet fleeting spring treats.  I picked some up at my local grocery store this weekend and I was so excited!  There were only a few packages, and it didn’t say anything about where they came from.  But still, fiddleheads!  Wheee! I’ve cooked fiddleheads before.  Not often, since they […]


Asparagus Gratin

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For once, my blog slackerliness is totally going to work in your favor!  This is another recipe I made on Easter, but I had to make it with non-local asparagus.  Now, asparagus season is here in New England and you are now armed and ready with this worthy preparation. Looks can be deceiving.  This dish […]


Vanilla Bean Sable Cookies

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This is another post about Easter but you should not in any way wait until next Easter to make these cookies.  Oh, hell no. You need to come up with any excuse to make them and pronto.  Arbor Day.  Earth Day. Mother’s Day. Flag Day.Memorial Day.  You Made It Through The Work Week Without Punching […]


Raspberry White Chocolate Tart

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Did you have a nice weekend? Did you celebrate a spring holiday of your choice? I hosted Easter dinner once again and I decided to change a few things up on my regular menu, starting at the end with this pretty dessert. I usually make a carrot cake but for some reason I just wasn’t […]


Strawberry Meyer Lemon Tart

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Quick!  Run to your local store and see if they still have any Meyer lemons. (Or if you are like my Twitter pal Sheri over at Pork Cracklins, just step out into your Silicon Valley neighborhood and grab a few off of a tree, any old time of year. Yes, I am jealous.)  I got […]


Wayback Wednesday – My Mother’s Granola

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So, I seem to have fallen out of the swing of blogging on any sort of regular basis. I thought maybe I’d get back into the swing of things with a Wayback Wednesday post. This one works particularly well because it is my mother’s recipe and her birthday is this month and I am seeing […]


Five More Things To Do with Meyer Lemons

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So, when you saw that picture of the beautiful Meyer lemons in my last post did you rush out to Costco and buy gigantic package of them too?  And then did you make the lemon squares and use only two of them and curse my name and say now what I am going to do […]


Meyer Lemon Squares

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On Sunday, I was wandering around Costco, somewhat disappointed that I couldn’t seem to find a gigantic package of fresh baby spinach because if I can’t find a GIGANTIC package of baby spinach at Costco, where can I find one, I ask you?? But soon, I forgot all about spinach, because I saw this: A […]


Dear Spinach

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Strangely enough, this post is not my first letter to a vegetable. Spinach, where have you been all my life? Wait, don’t answer that. I know, it’s all my fault, this whole thing where we didn’t really get together till now. Oh, there were the false starts. Most notably when I was about 5 years […]


Good muffin, bad muffin

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Gosh, I have been neglecting this here poor little blog, haven’t I.  Well, you know. It is January, after all. Most depressing month of the year and all that.  And I was not kidding in my last post when I said I have been way stressed out at work with the bean counting. The damn […]