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Category Archives: Summer

Charming Nonetheless | Fig & Almond Butter Thumbprints

Charming Nonetheless | Fig & Almond Butter Thumbprints

Fairytales are just that—tales. And we all know this, of course. I steer clear of them most of the time, primarily due to their problematic presentation of gender roles and concerning lack of realism, which I don’t think are the very best lessons to teach young children nor great concepts to drill into our own adult minds. […]

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Last gasp of summer

Last gasp of summer

I’m just popping by briefly today to point you toward the most recent collection of super simple recipes I put together Edible San Francisco. These hail from the summer issue, which came out several weeks ago ago, but I didn’t think to share them with you until yesterday, when I was reminded of their continued relevance (and that they’d been posted […]

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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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With its grandeur | Tomato & Pickled Peach Salad with Labneh

With its grandeur | Tomato & Pickled Peach Salad with Labneh

I read Nigel Slater’s Notes from the Larder while eating my breakfast and wish desperately that my life looked more like his. He seems to live at a wonderfully slow and thoughtful pace, where there isn’t a plan for every moment and the surprise ripeness of backyard fruit can set the course for the day. Here, he is plucking damsons […]

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Obsessed with simplicity | Cucumber, Feta & Mint Salad

Obsessed with simplicity | Cucumber, Feta & Mint Salad

I am obsessed with the pursuit of simplicity. I love simple meals, advanced planning and an empty inbox. I just re-tidied my home, Marie Kondo-style. The idea of a very simple life has me utterly captivated. Yet despite my efforts and preoccupation, the older I get, the harder this seems to achieve. I know why I crave […]

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