No-lobster Rolls -

Not-Lobster Rolls

Just over a year ago, Jeff and I spent a week in Maine. It was the week after our wedding, and the trip was to rest, to recuperate, and to eat all of the lobster we’d been missing out on after years of living on the West Coast. We did a pretty admirable job. There…

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Grilled Salmon Packets - (5 of 7)

Grilled Salmon Packets

Last week was a long week. Not a bad week, but a long one. The kind of week where at the end you’re completely wiped out, can’t do anything. You want to spend Saturday all you want to do is spend the day in your pajamas, with a stack of pancakes, some magazines, and a…

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Fish Tacos --

Fish Tacos

At some point in the last few weeks I came across a listicle equating states with the foods they are best known for, or something like that. California’s chosen food was the fish taco. Now, I’ll agree that California makes excellent tacos and we have a lot of them. And I’m sure that Los Angeles…

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Greek Shrimp Farro Bowl

In the summer time, when the weather would get too hot, sometimes my mom and I would blow off everything and head to the beach for the day. We’d stop on the way at a sub shop to grab lunch. Sometimes we’d grab sandwiches at a local chain in town before getting on the highway, sometimes…

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Gravlax (6 of 7)


My favorite apron says “Baking is science for hungry people” (an excellent find from a great webcomic called Questionable Content that sells some products through TopatoCo – not an affiliate link). I get a kick out of it every time I put it on. Sure, I cook and bake because I love eating and I like…

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Tuna Cakes

My dad only had a few recipes when I was growing up. He’s more a fly-by-the-seat-of-his-pants type cook, making up recipes as he went along. Sometimes they went well, sometimes not, but they were never repeatable. Of his set recipes I only remember a few: tomato and onion salad, chili con carne (Which I hated….

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Fish en papillote

Whew, it’s been a long few weeks of radio silence around here. So let’s get back to it! I’ve missed you. Being that San Francisco is a peninsula and that nowhere in the city is more than 5 miles from the ocean or the bay, you would think we would have some amazing and cheap…

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