The Wonderful World of Bean Dips

Be brave like Joan of Arc – make a bean dip.

We all need more recipes that we can make quickly, that require no cooking and that fulfill some amount of healthiness. Enter the bean dip. Literally open a can chock full of life-giving nutrients, give it a blitz in the food processor and you are set for life – well, if not life, then at least lunch. Continue »



Hello Dream Pie

Orange Dream Pie, photo by jennifer Crawford

It’s one month into 2021 and we’re doing okay, all things considered. It’s time we gave ourselves a pat on the back – we can do this. We’re almost at the end of January, Valentine’s Day chocolates are practically just around the corner. Until then we deserve a treat, and seeing as it is high citrus season – Meyer lemons are in store, plump Ruby grapefruits are bouncing down the aisles and Cuties are piled to the ceiling – let’s talk curd.

Specifically a Dream Pie made with orange curd. Continue »



A Case for Christmas Duck

Here is a whole post devoted to why you should roast a duck this Christmas. Nothing against turkey or brisket or ham – all of the large celebratory meats are welcome at the holidays. But this year we are keeping things tight; no big gatherings, the leaf will stay stowed in the dining room table – so why not try a littler critter for your roast beast?

The New York Times roast duck has a secret…

 

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Persimmons in January

 

 

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This is the perfect fruit to seek out right now. Fill your fruit bowl and let them ripen (the Hachiya variety can  take forever, but they’re so worth it) or not (the Fuyu pictured above, can be eaten when still hard, like an apple). Here’s our little primer on the varieties and how to enjoy them.
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We’ll Get Through This

Let’s get peaceful.

 

It’s snowing outside as the city prepares for a second lockdown. Maybe it’s time to take five minutes and clear our heads. How about a little peaceful meditation? Continue »