Book Recipes

Ginger Cake for a January Evening

January 4, 2015

There’s a January chill in the air and a slow fire in the grate. The Christmas decorations are carefully stowed away at last, leaving the house feeling clean and calm, and blissfully less cluttered. It’s the perfect time for a stolen moment of solitude, the evening paper, and a slice of cake. I usually reserve […]

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Off to the Races!

August 20, 2014

Relegating your summer squash to race car status is not the only thing you can do with a bumper crop. Since each springtime zucchini seedling seems to produce more than a few bushels of squash come August, zucchini dishes tend to make up a good part of our weekly menu around this time of year. This delicious lasagna—featuring thin slices of zucchini layered with a turkey bolognese—is our go-to favorite.

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I’m back!

August 4, 2014

I’m back in action! And, with lots more recipes to share. This one — an easy Chicken Satay — is a favorite of the students I serve with Country Lunch Box, a small school lunch business I started last year.

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A Quiche for Easter Brunch

March 30, 2013

Shaved asparagus spears, tender leeks, and salty pancetta contribute to a dense quiche, full of springtime flavor. It’s equally delicious served warm from the oven or at room temperature.

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Flowers in the Vineyards and on the Plate

March 12, 2013

Colorful wheels of fresh citrus and a sprinkling of edible blooms top tender watercress, thin shards of fennel, and celery spirals in this spring-inspired salad.

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Game Day Chili

January 31, 2013

This time, my seasonally-inspired recipe has more to do with football than garden bounty. The 49ers meet the Ravens for the Superbowl this Sunday in New Orleans. This crowd-pleasing chili is my go-to recipe for just such an occasion. It’s best made a day or so ahead, then reheated on the day of the game. […]

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A Fresh Look at Brussels Sprouts

December 15, 2012

Shaved Brussels sprouts form the base for this flavorful slaw. Topped with a richly toasted almonds and grated egg, then finished with a citrusy vinaigrette, this simple salad is the type of recipe contributing to Brussels sprouts current culinary renaissance and growing popularity.

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Peaches of Indian Summer

September 26, 2012

Fresh peaches partner with baby arugula, julienned jicama, and toasted pine nuts in this light summer salad. Lightly dressed with a Mango and Golden Balsamic Vinaigrette.

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Zucchini, Crookneck Squash, and Carrot Pasta

July 23, 2012

Thin strips of fresh garden zucchini, summer squash, and carrot combine effortlessly with a bowl of Parmesan-flecked spaghetti. The result is simple and delicious. A delicious preparation that is a family favorite.

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Fourth-of-July Pie Pops

July 5, 2012

These fruity, kid-size pies on sticks beat out cake pops any day of the week. Filled with raspberries or blueberries, they make a delicious treat to cap off a Fourth of July barbecue.

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