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Snack of the Moment: Roasted Chickpeas


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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Plum Crazy, pt. 1: Sorbet & Jam


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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Puff Pastry, Part Two: Sweet


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


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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My New Ice Cream Maker is Older Than I Am


I’d been considering buying an ice cream maker for a long time. I’ve mentioned here before that I’m a big fan of Lottie+Doof, and the amazing ice cream recipes — like burnt orange custard, sweet corn ice cream, and stracciatella — that Tim has posted over there have had me excited about homemade ice cream for […]

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Snack of the Month: Garlic Knots

Last fall, we made a ton of pumpkin puree, and after two or three pies we started wondering what we were going to do with it all. Enter: pumpkin garlic knots (recipe here). Easy, delicious, perfect thing to bring to a potluck (and just about everywhere I went last fall). Fast forward to last weekend, […]

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Snack of the month: Fried plantains

I adore fried plantains. Every few months, I get a craving for them that cannot be sated, and the past week or so has been one of those. The best part is how incredibly easy they are; the worst part is how quickly they disappear. It’s important that the fruit is really ripe. I like […]

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Super Easy Caprese Appetizer

It’s been a busy holiday season here in Washington, D.C., and I’ve been a little out of the cooking and crafting loop. I did have the chance a couple weeks back, though, to make one of my favorite appetizers–miniature caprese salad! It’s a clever idea I cannot take any credit for; years ago my good […]

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Lovable Poland: Zapiekanka

I’m headed to Poland soon, for an all-too-brief visit to one of my dearest friends. Exactly three years ago, when I was living in Krakow, Poland, I started a series on things I love about Poland. That was over on Making Places, and I only got through two of my favorite things: milk bars and […]

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