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just in time for summer

Recipe: sourdough pizza The pine pollen apocalypse ended last week, giving way to smoke from distant wildfires burning in and around our beautiful state. We swept and vacuumed and air-purified the house to keep the allergens at bay, cautiously taking…

frosé, two ways

Recipe: frosé, two ways It’s been too hot to cook. Normally in the mountains, we can cool down nicely in the evenings by opening up the house and running the fan (we don’t have air conditioning). But the heat and…

the fruits of spring

Recipe: strawberry hand pies You might have thought I had been sucked down the rabbit hole of foraging for morels the past few weeks and you’d be half right. The other half of the story involves Jeremy’s family and some…

full of the best things

Recipe: lobster morel agnolotti It wasn’t long after finding my first blonde morel that I had collected enough to shoot a recipe. The temptation to simply flour and fry these morsels nags at me constantly because it’s easy and delicious…

yellow fever

Recipe: mango sorbet Lots of things happen in May around here, things like my annual MRI to monitor for breast cancer or the anniversary of my sister’s passing or the typical May snowstorm in the mountains that all of the…

zip and zing

Recipe: fresh ginger beer I jumped the gun a couple of weeks ago and had my hair cut off, donating the 10-12 inch ponytails to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. My reasoning for keeping it long was for ease of management under…

alas, the baguette

Recipe: sourdough baguettes After spending the last two months trying different recipes and employing a variety of techniques, I think I’ve finally found the right sourdough baguette recipe! By “right”, I mean it has all of the qualities I seek…

seeing in color

Recipe: japanese potato salad The monochromatic tones of the cold months have given way to new growth greens and even tiny dots of color if you know where to look. The snows keep falling every few days in the mountains,…

spring timing

Recipe: seared duck breast with morels and asparagus We are in the midst of a back and forth between snow and rain, cold and warm, clouds and sun. Our Rocky Mountain springtime is volatile and beautiful. It’s hard for me…

a good break

Recipe: braised rhubarb I was nervous about taking last week off from posting, but felt I could use the break. I think I liked it a lot more than I thought I would. Or should. As tempting as it was…

skepticism

Recipe: salted butter chocolate chunk shortbread cookies “Have you tried Alison Roman’s salted butter chocolate chunk shortbread cookie?” Ellen and I were discussing shortbread cookies when she asked the question. I actually had it on my list of recipes to…

winter, we hardly knew ya

Recipe: sous vide hamburgers Looking at my calendar, I see the first day of Spring is next week and I have two thoughts: 1) Woohoo, SPRING! and 2) Where the hell was winter? Winter visited us for about a week…

forever a noodle girl

Recipe: stir-fried fresh rice noodles with beef I’m always on the lookout for a good Chinese cookbook, and I tend to make tiny mental notes when my cooking friends rave about the same book. Last month, I got an email…

discards for the win

Recipe: sourdough waffles Our floor lamp in the great room is on an automatic timer. I generally try to have it come on a little after sunset, when the skies give up their light at the end of each day.…

you bet your boocha

Recipe: kombucha (plain, ginger, huckleberry ginger) Happy Chinese New Year! The house has been cleaned, dumplings eaten, luck symbol hung upside down on the front door (translates to “luck arrives”), parents called, and red envelopes delivered to young friends. A…