• Peppermint Bark

    December 23, 2015

    Merry Christmas and Happy Solstice! I have a sweet treat for you. This is my favorite Christmas splurge, and I usually cough up a ridiculous amount of money each wintry season to nibble away at a box. This year, I went for homemade. A neighbor of mine made this for an Open House, and...

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    Cranberry Cherry Chutney

    November 23, 2015

    Happy Thanksgiving! The Cranberry Cherry Chutney has become a staple of my Thanksgiving, and I make enough to outlast the leftovers. Make some extra to use on post-holiday sandwiches or for some color and texture on a cheese plate. I love a food-centered holiday, so Thanksgiving ranks high for me. It also creates a...

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    Apple Walnut Salad with Lime

    October 26, 2015

    We headed to Portland Nursery for their annual Apple Festival last weekend. I was looking for a muse for this month’s blog post and found one amidst the large wooden crates of apples – the yield of trees from Oregon and Washington that we had the great good fortune to buy and consume. I...

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    Fig Paté

    October 1, 2015

    I wanted to get a post in before September ran away, but I may be late. I have been stymied once again by technology. It’s been a theme since I moved into my house just before Labor Day. Mercury is still in retrograde, and I am feeling the full force of it. Please excuse...

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    Spicy Corn Cakes with Ricotta

    July 18, 2015

    My kitchen is in boxes stuffed in a truck and headed across the country back to Oregon. I miss my stuff already. I will be a nomad for a while, attempting to embrace the lightness of my temporary lifestyle. We spent the last week making our goodbyes and tying up loose ends. Amidst the...

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    Potato Rafts with Lemon-Steamed Fish

    May 29, 2015

    Sounds pretty summery, doesn’t it? The word raft caught my eye, and I knew I had to try it. Seasoned potatoes stacked on top of each other like single-serve gratins do double-duty as a baking surface. I got the recipe from The Kitchn and altered it by adding shallots to the bottom of the...

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    Lemon Ginger Poached Halibut

    April 25, 2015

    I’ve got some comfort food for you – with no cheese, cream or butter. I love this dish, it’s a good weeknight dinner and it works for fancy company, as well. If halibut is too dear, feel free to use cod or another firm-fleshed white fish.The only nod to springtime in this dish is...

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    Yoga Chai

    April 9, 2015

    It snowed 3″ last night. And, I am still cold! It’s time to make some chai and put on my leg warmers. This recipe comes straight from my rock star yoga teacher, Skye, at Lila Yoga. She brews this at home and carts it to the studio where we sip it post class. I...

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    Maple Muesli

    March 23, 2015

    Hello from wintry Maine. We are three days into spring, but winter remains tenacious. It was a brisk 12º this morning. We, however, did not let the cold stop us from visiting a sugar shack for Maine Maple Syrup Sunday. Under a brilliant blue sky and whipping winds (it was near zero with the...

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