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Betsy’s Warm Potato Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

If you read last week’s Chipotle Turkey Burger post, and you’re particularly observant, you may have wondered about the blurry side dish in the background of the burger photo. This week we swap focus and let Betsy’s Warm Potato Salad … Continue reading

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Blini-Style Crepes with Sour Cream, Caviar, and Chives

I’m still at it: making crepes. Yes, I know, making crepes is not necessarily a lazy process, but despite the admittedly non-lazy labor required it’s actually pretty easy. If you can make pancakes, you can make crepes. Read how I … Continue reading

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Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower and Tomatoes

It’s a common misconception. Everyone thinks that since I’m a cookbook author, my family must eat fabulous, home-cooked, gourmet meals every single night. The truth is, while I try to cook a “proper” meal at least several nights a week, … Continue reading

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A Vegetarian Passover: Potato, Tomato, and Olive Stew

If you’re Jewish—or are a relative or friend of the tribe—you’ll be stuffing yourself silly with delicious traditional dishes next week. Unfortunately for vegetarians, the customary Passover menu is loaded with beef, poultry, and fish. My grandmother always made her … Continue reading

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Easy Appetizer: Olive Artichoke Tapenade

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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Dining Tables Should Be for Dining (and a recipe for Artichoke and Fennel Caponata)

For years, I lived in an apartment in San Francisco that was so small that in order for my husband and I to have another couple over for dinner, we had to rearrange not just the kitchen or living room … Continue reading

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