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    za’atar popcorn.

    Here’s an advantage to hunting for the coriander seeds in the back of the spice cabinet: becoming reacquainted with the za’atar. I try not to keep too many underused spices in my cabinet. They…

    September 22, 2015
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    plum torte, springform pans, and new york city.

    September means plums and finally being able to turn your oven on. Except of course that this September has been all kinds of ungodly hot and so turning the oven up to 350° feels…

    September 14, 2015
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    make your own: coconut lime popsicles.

    Ever since Sadie linked to this post on coconut popsicles last week, I’ve been on a kick. I’ve made three batches of coconut milk popsicles in the space of ten days. And I won’t be…

    August 31, 2015
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    one-pot pasta.

    While we were in Maine we attempted one-pot pasta for the first time. I’ve been meaning to make it for forever and what better excuse than camping to try something new and easy and…

    August 24, 2015
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    make your own: blender lemonade.

    I’ve had a revelation this summer and that revelation is that the easiest, tastiest, frothiest lemonade can be made by plunking an entire lemon into your blender.Behold.New York Magazine ran a piece in their…

    July 6, 2015
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    pack a picnic: summer rolls with spicy peanut sauce.

    Summer rolls are aptly named because they’re the perfect thing for making on a summery day when even looking at the stovetop will make you break out into a sweat. They require nothing in…

    June 29, 2015
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    pack a picnic: smashed chickpea salad sandwiches.

    A salad you can pack into a sandwich and tuck in a basket or bag for easy toting is maybe the best kind of picnic fare that there is. Perelandra—the neighborhood grocery store that’s sponsoring…

    June 15, 2015
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    make your own: rhubarb syrup + a springtime cocktail.

    Bottling up a bit of springtime to keep in your refrigerator for summertime refreshment seems like a reasonable thing to do. Especially with the summery weather we’ve been having. And so I did. My…

    May 27, 2015
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    to make: a mother’s day appetizer.

    I didn’t know what to call this post. Really, it doesn’t have much to do with Mother’s Day, but it would be an easy thing to make for a mother, and a pretty thing…

    May 5, 2015