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Simple Things

While it’s easy to have a feeling of triumph after slaving over the stove for a complicated or involved dish, sometimes it’s the simplest meal that can bring the greatest satisfaction. It doesn’t have to be novel or fancy, but just plain good. It could be a perfectly cooked piece of fish, a burger grilled to […]

Walnut Bread with Strawberry Mint Jam

You have to have a ton of patience to make bread and preserve jam. It’s very time consuming but worth the investment (and the clean up!). I’ve been making the same walnut bread for the last few months as I got frustrated making challah, a traditional braided egg bread served on the sabbath. There is […]

Au Currant: Irish Soda Bread

Ah, to be a currant, sunning in the Greek Isles. Especially on a day like today: gray and cold. Except, it turns out, the currants I have in my pantry aren’t really currants at all, though they have been called that in the U.S. for the past hundred years or so. “Zante currants,” as the […]

Banana Bread, redux

The other day, when I was making the maple cream pie, I saw them. Three forgotten bananas sitting in the fruit basket threatening to go rogue on me. It was just a matter of time. The oven was already on and I had already managed to make a mess of the kitchen counter, so there […]

Last of the Bunch

A number of years ago, I was at a friend’s place and I opened his freezer to get some ice and came across…an outrageous stockpile of frozen bananas. I soon learned that my friend, who doesn’t cook, felt overwhelming guilt when he let the bananas go past their prime – and so instead of throwing […]

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