Author Archives: Juliana

Green Tomato Fritters

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For many of you across the northern hemisphere — those who are currently wrapping yourselves in full arctic expedition gear just to get to work — this will not be a timely post. Here in dull-weather California, however, I still … Continue reading

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Incredibly Easy Tomato Soup Recipe

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There are only so many homegrown tomatoes that an urban backyard farmer can consume. (Yes, even here in San Francisco! Sun Golds by the Bay!) Tomatoes don’t last long on the counter (a ruthless gang of fruit flies holds unopposed … Continue reading

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Baked Chicken with Lemon Marmalade Glaze

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Thanks to my many generous, green-thumbed, food-loving friends, my kitchen cupboards are crammed year-round with homemade jams: persimmon butter, blackberry and poppy flower preserves, grapefruit marmalade, quince jam, green tomato and chili chutney (made by the coauthor), and many more. … Continue reading

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Garbanzo Beans and Almonds

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If you’re lucky enough not to have the genetic mutation that makes people hate Brussels sprouts, then there is a very good chance you’ll love these roasted Brussels sprouts with garbanzo beans and toasted almonds. Roasting at a high temperature … Continue reading

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Baked Eggs with Greens and Goat Cheese

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If you loved Robin’s famous Baked Eggs in a Potato Crust, you’ll also love these Baked Eggs with Greens—though probably not quite as much as those damn potato eggs! I’m just being honest. There’s no way any other baked eggs … Continue reading

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Science of Taste: Another Great Video from KQED’s QUEST Series

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I love KQED’s excellent QUEST series. Their videos and radio stories present nuggets of science and nature in the most engaging, informative, and watchable way. I’ve already shared their videos on The Science of Cheese and The Science of Sourdough. … Continue reading

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Roasted Carrots with Rosemary

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I have a garden! And OMG IT MADE CARROTS! After decades of apartment living, last year I finally moved to a sweet little house with a beautiful, sunny backyard. But it’s still San Francisco, after all, so my first season … Continue reading

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Polenta and Sausage with Caramelized Fennel

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Planning a menu for three male dinner guests last week, I couldn’t help but envision a sausage-based entree. I considered casseroles, pizzas, and even soups before finding myself at the grocery store with a hankering for cooked cabbage and corn. … Continue reading

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Crepe Filling: Radicchio, Butternut Squash, and Walnuts

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Yeah Baby, MORE CREPES! What else can I say? I’m still at it. (Check out some of our previous crepe filling posts. And also, brush up on how not hard it is to make crepes.) This delicious filling boasts a … Continue reading

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Thai Black Rice Pudding with Coconut Milk

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Rice pudding and coconut are both divisive food items, often inviting extreme reactions from supporters as well as loathers. As for me, I love both. And the sticky, sweet, faintly salty black rice coconut pudding that’s served in Southeast Asian … Continue reading

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