Category: Recipes

Dad1

Things that are important

My father would have turned 69 last weekend.  Sixty nine doesn’t seem that old to me – my grandmother is ninety three and still going strong – but in January, it will be five years …
Grand Aioli

Eat Like It’s Summertime

There’s no denying it.  We are on the last gasp of summer.  Children are back in school.  Labor day is around the corner.  Even in Los Angeles, where the heat will continue for a month …
Old Fashioned Potato Salad

Totally Classic Potato Salad

There are certain foods that just scream “summer.”  Tomato sandwiches, of course.  Corn on the cob.  Watermelon.  Peach ice cream.   And potato salad. Of course, potato salad isn’t necessarily seasonal  – the ingredients – …
Boston Lettuce Salad Featured

Springtime Butter Lettuce Salad with Herbs

It’s springtime. We Californians have stopped clinging to even a hope of winter (though a late Alaskan rainstorm this week has been very welcome!) and even in Boston, where it seemed like winter would never …
Tahini Sesame Banana Bread Dominique Ansel

Sesame Banana Bread

Before I had children, I knew about the downsides.  I knew about the sleepless nights, the chaotic house, the picky eaters.  But nobody told me about the bananas. You see, being a parent mean you …
Easy weeknight vegetarian paleo dinner

Spicy Cabbage with an Egg on Top

There are times when I’m a fancy cook.  When I take time in the kitchen, slicing potatoes paper thin for Pommes Anna, slowly rendering the fat from the skin of a duck breast until it …
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