Monthly Archives: January 2011

Impressive, Easy, and affordable: The Frugal Foodie’s Garlic Chicken Confit

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I’m a sucker for duck confit. It’s one dish I simply cannot resist when I see it on a restaurant menu. I trace my passion for the sumptuous poultry back to a sublime dish at the retro-cool Bix Restaurant in … Continue reading

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Buttermilk Biscuits: Buttery, Fluffy, and Perfect

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About ten years ago I discovered that my stepfather was a huge fan of biscuits, so I decided to make a batch for his birthday. Poking around the internet, granter of all wishes, I found this simple, classic recipe that … Continue reading

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Winter Just Got a Little Brighter: Farfalle with Kale Pesto

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I have a love/hate relationship with my CSA box. I love the idea of having fresh, seasonal, locally grown vegetables plucked from the earth and delivered to my doorstep. I’m totally like a kid on Christmas morning as I struggle … Continue reading

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Easy Appetizer: Olive Artichoke Tapenade

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Tiny Gualala, California is a gorgeous seaside town perched on the forested cliffs of the windswept Pacific coast, about three hours north of San Francisco (five if you’re motion-sensitive and have to keep stopping along the notoriously curvy highway to … Continue reading

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Dress Up Your Cheese Plate with Pan de Higo (Fig Cake)

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Juliana and I both adore a good cheese plate. Unfortunately the cheese plate’s allure—so easy to throw together and ever so fancy—threatens to be its very downfall. As Lazy Gourmets, of course, we love any fabulous culinary offering that can … Continue reading

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Finocchio al Forno (Fennel Baked in Cream)

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I know I promised to post all kinds of fabulous holiday recipes for you over the last couple of weeks of last year, but I was foiled by a very nasty cold that lasted a full two weeks. Dinner parties … Continue reading

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Cold Asparagus and Shrimp Salad

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I heart San Francisco’s New May Wah grocery store! Spanning half a city block, this Asian mega-market boasts an entire aisle dedicated to dried fungi and seaweed alone. The coauthor and I love to make a day of roaming the … Continue reading

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