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Incredibly Easy Tomato Soup Recipe

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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How to Make Homemade Flour Tortillas

“I’m lazy,” you protest. “Why would I want to make my own flour tortillas from scratch?” I hear you. Chill out. It’s true, no one who lives near a good market really needs to make tortillas from scratch—but when you … Continue reading

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Dessert Crepes with Sweet Ricotta Cream and Strawberries

If you’ve been reading Two Lazy Gourmets for a while you might have noticed that I LOVE TO MAKE CREPES! (Ever since I got a new crepe pan for my birthday, I can’t stop making crepes.) Yes, crepe-making is not … Continue reading

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Are Broccoli Stems Edible? Yes! (Plus a recipe for Parmesan-Roasted Broccoli)

I’m surprised by how often I read a broccoli recipe that calls for using the florets and discarding the stems, or stalks. A few years ago I took a Chinese cooking class, and among the many valuable things I learned … Continue reading

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Our Ten Favorite Homemade Food Gifts for Holiday (That Aren’t Cookies)

Every year around this time I start thinking about the perfect gourmet homemade food gifts I’m going to craft with love and care, wrap with Martha Stewart-like flair, and distribute to friends and family who will marvel at my elegance … Continue reading

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Cucumber Salad with Lime Dressing

If you’re familiar with San Francisco weather, you know how rare a warm summer night is here. Or a warm summer day, for that matter. Naturally, the family dinner that I cooked a few weeks ago—featuring four dishes that all … Continue reading

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How to Make Crepes (It’s Actually Pretty Easy)

When Robin and I were writing The Lazy Gourmet, we put every potential recipe through a rigorous screening and testing process to confirm three crucial criteria: deliciousness, impressiveness, and easiness. We ultimately decided, after much delightful crepe production and consumption, that … Continue reading

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A Great Idea for Mother’s Day: Strawberry Scones

Early one recent Saturday morning, my two and a half year old son, Cashel, turned to me and said, quite out of the blue, “Are there going to be strawberry muffins coming up, Mama?” I’m pretty sure he’s never had … Continue reading

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A Lazy Gourmet Bridal Shower (And an easy recipe for Tiny Roasted Potatoes with Cilantro-Parsley Dipping Sauce)

My good friend Rosie is getting married, and coincidentally, the big date is the very same as the pub date for The Lazy Gourmet. Last weekend I (in cahoots with Rosie’s lovely cousin Grace) had the honor of throwing her … Continue reading

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