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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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Barley Salad with Asparagus & Herbs

Barley Salad with Asparagus & Herbs

I Go Down to the Shore by Mary Oliver I go down to the shore in the morning and depending on the hour the waves are rolling in or moving out, and I say, oh, I am miserable, what shall— what should I do? And the sea says in its lovely voice: Excuse me, I […]

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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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like magic, like clockwork

like magic, like clockwork

Moving to California from Michigan, I worried about losing the glorious experience of the four seasons. I was ready for a break from the cold, sure, but I had never wanted to escape the natural clock of the seasons, the tick-tock of winter to spring to summer to fall. I wanted to stay in the comfortable […]

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the promise has been kept

the promise has been kept

I am thinking today of these mid-season days, this time of winter into spring, this season between seasons, the in between. It’s so different here in the Bay, with the sun beating down much of the time and temperatures beginning to climb and things blooming all around. Our markets are full of asparagus, lingering citrus, […]

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