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Caper-Raisin Vinaigrette for All Manner of Vegetables

Caper-Raisin Vinaigrette for All Manner of Vegetables

I think a lot about vegetables and how to prepare them, which will surprise no one. When it comes to eating vegetables, I personally am pleased with many simple things: a handful of snap peas, a perfect green salad, a straightforward smoothie. But that’s only the beginning. While I don’t eat meat, I also don’t […]

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California | Simple Citrus Salad

California | Simple Citrus Salad

This winter, I finally fell in love with California. I fell in love with its weirdly shaped trees and rainy winters, with the dark gray clouds that hover over the hills and the open skies, with the character in the buildings and the earth, reflecting the rough edges and free spirits of the many people […]

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Six Things To Do with a Tray of Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Six Things To Do with a Tray of Roasted Sweet Potatoes

It’s snowing in the Midwest and raining (finally, blessed be!) in California. Thanksgiving is behind us and December just around the corner. It’s old hat to say that the year has flown, but—it really did this time! Finding such truisms flying out of my mouth is a real sign of adulthood, I think. But I’ll […]

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Shouts & Whispers | Roast Eggplants with Goat Cheese & Sumac

Shouts & Whispers | Roast Eggplants with Goat Cheese & Sumac

This is the time of year when I crave the signs of autumn. I’ve written about the transition into fall ad nauseam, so I will try not to go on about it again. But it’s this Midwestern internal clock that sends me out in search of apple stands and cider mills, trees in shades of […]

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La Ensalada Valenciana

La Ensalada Valenciana

I’ve been thinking lately about the places that most matter to us—those that are not just objectively special, but also subjectively so. Some places we can all agree are extraordinary: famed vacation destinations, the national parks, hip new restaurants, the long-lived classics. Most people can at least appreciate the charms of New York City and […]

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