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Saffron Coconut Sablés

Saffron Coconut Sablés (butter cookies) encrusted with nuts This year’s new Christmas cookie is another one for the more sophisticated palette, as addictive as your favorite homey cookies of yore but also perfect to serve at the end of an … Continue reading

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Grilled vegetable Napoleon

For grilled vegetables I like a hibachi or other small grill – tabletop or freestanding, it suits my outdoor grilling space.  Still, big box stores often lure me with the curbside proximity to those gleaming stainless monsters with side burners, … 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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Build me up buttercup

March flew by with a crazy schedule as I was preparing for the Greenwich Training for Transition weekend. 32 people came to the village to immerse themselves in the Transition model for building community resilience and reducing the carbon footprint. … 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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Cardamom futures

Cardamom is a pungent and astringent spice used primarily in Indian recipes and spice blends, in Scandinavian sweets, and in Arab countries, where green pods are ground with coffee. It is common in Indian cooking and pairs well with simple … 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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