Monthly Archives: December 2010


I guess I always knew that I would take to Mark Bittman’s recipes. Anyone who calls himself the Minimalist is already more my speed than, say, Thomas Keller. But until very recently, I only knew Bittman from his blog. Then … Continue reading

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Feast of the Three Fishes

Have I mentioned that my family is Italian? I grew up third generation, which is close enough to still have some of the food traditions, not close enough to identify people by what parish they attend. So Christmas Eve for … Continue reading

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Oh, my goodness how I love buckeyes! Growing up, my mother didn’t do huge Christmas cookie productions, but she always made pizzelles. Now good pizzelles are irresistible, but they aren’t even a little bit as decadent as good buckeyes. Fortunately, I never … Continue reading

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Bok Choi overload

How much bok choi is enough? It grows all winter long here in CA, and guaranteed that if you get a CSA subscription, you’re going to see more bok choi than you know what to do with. The farmers all … Continue reading

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  Florentines have long been one of my favorite cookies, ever since living in New Haven, and exploring the great Italian bakeries out there. So when I was working on my Christmas Cookie list, I knew I had to add … Continue reading

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Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

  When I ran the bakery, making my own Christmas cookies would have felt crazy. The sheer number of gingerbread men that I rolled out over those 4 years would put anyone off the idea for life. This is not … Continue reading

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I’m about to get to the holiday cookie part of the blog, with a bit of dealing with the CSA winter greens thrown in, but I thought I’d pause a minute to go back to Thanksgiving, and write the post … Continue reading

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