Chicken and Mushroom Pot Pie

The calendar may say March but the weather here is not really cooperating. It’s been rainy and windy and cold the past week for which the only cure is hot and comforting food. There are lots of options with this “theme” but there’s one in particular that I’ve been craving. Since we drove past a…

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Kale Soup

Most of the tastes and foods I associate strongly with growing up are those of Jewish and/or British and South African dishes which reflect my background pretty accurately. There are also a smattering of regional New England dishes that snuck into my parents’ repertoire through neighborhood parties or dinners with friends. And then there are…

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Moroccan Butternut and Potato Stew

Because a lot of my vegetables come from a mystery box every week, there are a lot of dishes that I make for weeks on end when the ingredients come into season and then don’t think about until they come around again the next year. I imagine that before refrigerated trucking and 24 hour supermarkets,…

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Broccoli and Gorgonzola Pie

As a former vegetarian, I can tell you that I don’t enjoy vegetables because they’re healthy – I enjoy them because they taste good. Not all vegetables mind you and certainly not all preparations of those vegetables. I find boiled vegetables a total snoozefest and I’m not usually over-excited about steamed ones either. Vegetables can…

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Scallion Fried Rice

Fried rice belongs in a wonderful category I like to call Refrigerator Glue, my mistaken interpretation of Alton Brown’s term: Refrigerator Velcro. (For years I was convinced his term was actually Refrigerator Glue. By the time I realized my mistake it had been too long and now the term has stuck.) It’s a term for…

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Celeriac Gratin

Winter can mean a lot of different things – growing up it meant hot chocolate, sledding, and praying for snow days. Now that I live in Northern California it means intermittent rain, citrus, and running around on the beach (I know, it’s weird here). But despite the differences, winter still means root vegetables – roasted,…

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