Monthly Archives: September 2011

Zucchini Salad with Almonds and Corn

Recently I found myself with way too much zucchini on my hands, thanks to Trader Joe’s. If you happen to be shopping at TJ’s when the urge for a single zucchino strikes you, you have no choice but to haul … Continue reading

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Grapefruit Avocado Salad with Cumin-Lime Vinaigrette

“Abe Lincoln stunk of cumin.” I’ve been carrying that opening line around in my head for years, though I didn’t write it myself. It was written by a classmate in a food writing class that I took about 10 or … Continue reading

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Corn and Tomato Soup with Fresh Basil

Many years before the birth of The Lazy Gourmet, Robin and I were college housemates sharing a huge, century-old Victorian house with five other women. You can read the long version here—about how we all took turns cooking, about how … Continue reading

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Science of Sourdough: Another Great Video from QUEST

I recently posted a video from KQED’s excellent QUEST series, called “The Science and Art of Cheese.” QUEST’s videos and radio stories focus on Northern California science and nature—and are always engaging, informative, and easy to understand. I came across … Continue reading

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Roasted Red Pepper Soup

You may have heard that the other day Chez Panisse celebrated its fortieth birthday. I grew up just a few blocks from the famed Berkeley restaurant and my first memory of it was right around the time it opened. It’s … Continue reading

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