Category Archives: Process

Some postings will be about a process or technique rather than a recipe.

Forage and garden: bitter-sweet and homemade amaro

Having spent a full day indoors at the computer, the time has come to mix a cocktail (a rye Manhattan with both sweet and dry vermouth and a splash of Cocchi Vermouth di Torino) and walk in the remaining warmth … Continue reading

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Salsa verde (guasacaca)

Green beans and cukes are done; kale, collards and chard are perfect right now. The new plantings of broccoli rabe and arugula are slowly coming up. With daylight hours on the wane, the remaining tomatoes are not ripening, and frost … Continue reading

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Spinach and ramp pie

Byrek Me Spinaq – Albanian Spinach Pie Some of our most incredible travel and dining experiences have been with our friends Paul and Jane Athanas. With them we’ve eaten at great restaurants in Rome and the Amalfi coast, New York, … Continue reading

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Strawberry Layer Cake

Easter is here and May day is next week. Strawberry season is just about a month away. It’s time to finish up the 2010 strawberry jam in the pantry and make room for the new jam jars. I spent the … Continue reading

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The mushroom, of course.

My enchantment with mushrooms started a few years ago when I found a large patch of chanterelles growing in the woods near the village. Since then I’ve been foraging in unsettled places looking for wild food. Then a couple years I … Continue reading

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Take another little piece of my heart

A decade ago I was baking biscotti as a small business, a project I continued for several years. I baked other things as well but biscotti were my signature product, offering 12 different flavors. One Christmas season I was approached … Continue reading

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The Greatest Sweet Potato Fries

I didn’t plan to have fries at dinner tonight. Kale was on the menu. But I stopped at our little indoor farmer’s market to pick up a couple pounds of dried beans I order. Katie DeGroot was there with some … Continue reading

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