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Spicy Sweet Potato Hummus

Spicy Sweet Potato Hummus

Growing up, we were encouraged to eat three square meals a day with the exception of an after-school snack. On the best days, our blue Volvo station wagon, filled with neighborhood friends and Pom at the wheel, would stop at Madison Park Bakery for glazed buttermilk donuts from the big, glass case or at Leschi Mart … Continue reading

Roasted Sunchokes and Rainy Days

Roasted Sunchokes and Rainy Days

It was really rainy in San Francisco last week.  It was the kind of rain, dark and drizzly, that transported me back to growing up in Seattle. The sidewalks smelled good, musty and wet. I went on a few rainy runs up Bernal Hill just to be in it. I cranked up the oven on a few … Continue reading

Little Lentils, Big Love

Little Lentils, Big Love

Lentils are mighty where it counts. High in protein, fiber and iron, they’re that small, understated kid in middle school who would approach the chin-up bar for that annual presidential fitness test and make ten pull-ups look easy…pause…then do 20 more. They deserve a standing ovation! According to Wiki, lentils have been consumed by people for … Continue reading

Moroccan Spiced Cauliflower Couscous

Moroccan Spiced Cauliflower Couscous

Doesn’t 2014 sound like the distant, sci-fi future? It does to me. Who knows what’s going to happen? Truly. I think one of the most significant discoveries of 2013 for me has been this: All I know is I don’t know. So, just in the nick of time before the future takes over, I declare this cauliflower … Continue reading

Simon & Garfunkel Crispy, Smashed Potatoes

Simon & Garfunkel Crispy, Smashed Potatoes

Are you going to Scarborough Fair? (Hmmm, I wasn’t planning on it, but I guess it could be fun. Isn’t Scarborough far away? I do love those fair scones with raspberry jam…) Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. (Yum! Herbaceous. Forget that elusive fair and it’s jammy scones…I’ll stay home and get cozy and add those … Continue reading

A Tender Potato Salad

A Tender Potato Salad

Nigel Slater is an English food writer, cookbook author and journalist. One of his recent projects is a cookbook called Tender. It is a marvel. Or, as the English might say, it tickles my fancy. I think I’m enamored because it’s so thoughtfully compiled not only with vegetable-centric recipes, but with insights into how the … Continue reading

Okra and Padrons at The Fly Trap

Okra and Padrons at The Fly Trap

Fresh from the Farmers Market has been on hiatus for the past few weeks. It wasn’t a planned break and it’s not clear what the future holds for the little show that could. So, instead of feeling liberated because my weekends are free from filming, I feel a bit incomplete. Like chips without salsa. Like popcorn … Continue reading