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Tangy Green Tomato Salsa

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First, a PSA: Today is your last day to go enter my giveaway and win a pair of lovely Scandinavian salt + pepper grinders. I’ll be randomly selecting a winner tomorrow at 5pm PST. Go! Comment! Win!   Ok, now moving on. Like much of the rest of the country, it’s gotten super cold here in […]

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Giveaway! Danish-designed Salt & Pepper Grinders

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Those of you who follow me on instagram (ahhem, @sidonie_s) may have seen me post last week with great excitement at the arrival of my first Skandicrush subscription box. For those that haven’t already heard, Skandicrush is a new subscription service that brings Scandinavian-designed (and/or Scandinavian-inspired) housewares to your door once a month. I had […]

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Snack of the Moment: Roasted Chickpeas

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I posted this photo to Instagram yesterday and a couple of my friends asked for the recipe. It’s so dead easy that I really hesitate to call it a recipe. Here’s what I do: 1. Preheat the oven to 350F. 2. Put cooked chickpeas in a bowl. I used canned chickpeas most of the time, […]

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Fresh Kitchen, Fresh Food

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We just returned home from seven weeks of traveling, and I can’t tell you how nice it is to be home. We spent three weeks running across the country on Amtrak, visiting relatives and friends, followed by four weeks in India, for the wedding of a college friend of mine and a yoga retreat. It […]

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Plum Crazy, Pt. 2: Pflaumkuchen

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Cakes. After thirty or forty jars of jam and sauce, it was super fun to do some baking. These simple German-style plum cakes don’t use up a lot of plums but they’re easy to make and they do freeze well (or so I’ve read–this is my first time making them!), so I ended up making […]

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Plum Crazy, pt. 1: Sorbet & Jam

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Disclosure: If you don’t like fruit, or you don’t enjoy recipe/cooking posts, you might just want to skip this week. It’s going to be a little heavy on the plums. I haven’t posted much yet about our fruit trees. My mistake. Our new home came with four apple trees, two cherry trees, a currant bush, a […]

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Hummus from Scratch

I used to think I made hummus from scratch. When I started thinking about it, though: I always bought jars of pre-made tahini from the store and used canned chickpeas, and I had never really questioned the impact that might have on the flavor of my homemade hummus. So last month I decided to try […]

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New food processor & new food projects: Pesto

Hi everybody. It’s been a busy, busy summer around here! Now that summer is winding down, I’m super excited to share some of the projects that have been keeping me busy over the past few months. In August I got a new food processor. Back in Madison, we had two — one was older, a […]

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Puff Pastry, Part Two: Sweet

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On Monday I divulged my big news: that I made puff pastry from scratch and it was (a) not impossible and (b) amazing. So I already told you about the onion tart I made last Thursday, which was a pretty good hit at the farmer potluck. But that came from a recipe. So now I’m […]

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Puff Pastry, Part One: Savory

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Well. July was a busy month! Good weather finally struck the Olympic Peninsula. I started a new business with all the learning curves and paperwork that goes along with it (totally unrelated to crafts/kitchens/blogs, so I’ll spare you the details here) and I was out of town about half the month (working in California, then […]

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