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Category Archives: Entrees

The Little Orange Kitchen | Warm Chickpea Salad with Arugula

The Little Orange Kitchen | Warm Chickpea Salad with Arugula

My first solo apartment occupied the front right-hand corner of a stately purple house on the downtown edge of Grand Rapids’ historic Heritage Hill. I lived there when I started this blog, and I’ve surely mentioned it before. It was a special little place, after all. I moved in at the very beginning of 2010, just […]

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Little Omelets & Other Simple Things

Little Omelets & Other Simple Things

I’ve already gone on about Cal Peternell and his fantastic book, Twelve Recipes, haven’t I? Quick check of the archives says that yes, indeed, I have. Well, I won’t belabor the point, but I really think most people ought to own this book. His methods for making toast alone are worth the cost of the book, and I’m […]

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Summer into fall, with Sweet Corn Soup

Summer into fall, with Sweet Corn Soup

This might not seem like the ideal moment, at least in the Bay Area, to post a recipe about soup. It has been suffocatingly hot here all week, exacerbated by the fact that ours are not apartments or businesses or schools—or people, for that matter—made for the heat. But you can eat this soup not only hot […]

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Familiar Rhythms | Stewed Favas, Peas & Little Gems with Parmesan Rice

Familiar Rhythms | Stewed Favas, Peas & Little Gems with Parmesan Rice

It’s comforting to find myself falling back into the familiar rhythms of a season—to be reminded that though time passes, some things really do stay the same. In recent weeks, I have arranged my stone fruit on the counter for optimal ripening, with no fruit touching another; plunged bouquets of herbs into water to decorate the counter as well as […]

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The Very Best Avocado Toast

The Very Best Avocado Toast

Avocado toast is a staple in my diet, and in many of yours, I’m sure. And of course! It is appropriate for all times and places. It can be dinner on those evenings when one is short on time and unsure what to eat, part of an impressive breakfast for houseguests, star of the sort of lazy Sunday brunch that’s best enjoyed on the couch […]

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