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Double Chocolate Banana Bread

Double Chocolate Banana Bread

I believe this bread was invented as an excuse to eat cake for breakfast. My kids request I make this as their birthday cakes each year and sells out at the school holiday bake sale. It’s from King Arthur Flour and needs no adapting. If you ever have (more…)

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Fig Mizuna Salad with Thai Basil

Fig Mizuna Salad with Thai Basil

This is a hello/goodbye kind of salad. Bittersweet for the short window when it is possible. Figs are on their way out and the asian greens like mizuna are just coming in. That makes this fleeting culinary combination all the more delightful. (more…)

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Cherry Bourbon Clafoutis with Pecans

Cherry Bourbon Clafoutis with Pecans

I love all things Lucques and this little gem was inspired by Suzanne Goin’s Clafoutis in Sunday Suppers at Lucques. She did it with cranberries and walnuts and topped with bourbon whipped cream. I had dried cherries and pecans in the (more…)

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Cardamom Walnut Coffee Cake

Cardamom Walnut Coffee Cake

All hail the 6″ cake pan. I love me some cake and I like to make other people happy with cake. But I do not want cake lingering around like that last glass of wine I didn’t need. Enter this lovely little coffee cake adapted from Cook’s (more…)

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Curried Shepherd’s Pie

Curried Shepherd’s Pie

It was love at first sight (or more accurately conversation) when I met my husband Nick on a street corner in Brazil. Three weeks later at a country home in Wales, I decided I was going to marry him when he cooked me a chicken curry for the first time. (more…)

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Colombian Chicken and Potato Soup (Ajiaco)

Colombian Chicken and Potato Soup (Ajiaco)

For the past couple of weeks I’ve been feeling low. Much of it is the duress of our times, but there’s also a genetic component to my brain chemistry that means occasionally a blue period sweeps in like a dark cloud. When it does, I have (more…)

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Chorizo Tofu and Potato Tacos

Chorizo Tofu and Potato Tacos

I’m always on the lookout for vegetarian entrees that my whole family can get down with which is no small feat. We eat a lot of fried tofu tossed into noodle bowls or stir fried with broccoli but I know there’s a bigger world of tofu possibilities (more…)

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Cuban Black Beans

Cuban Black Beans

If you’re not Cuban can you rightly even say what Cuban Black Beans are? All I know is that this is a mash up of several influences, all of which were titled Cuban Black Beans. These are a staple in our house because they are cheap and easy to (more…)

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Chicken Shawarma

Chicken Shawarma

I am more than a little skeptical when I see recipes that seem like special equipment is required, in this case that insane rotating hot meat-sicle machine you see in kebab shops. I always assume it will be a poor imitation. But (more…)

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Cream Biscuits

Cream Biscuits

I have sung the praises of A New Way to Dinner from Food52 founders, Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs many times on this blog. They call it a playbook rather than a cookbook and for good reason. It develops your sense of planning and (more…)

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