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Farro & Olive Salad

This farro salad is made with walnuts, bunches of alliums, golden raisins, and juicy olives, all dressed in a sweet and acidic vinaigrette. Easy summer eating at its best.



Honey Saffron Custard, Rosé-Poached Apricots, Toasted Pine Nut Meringues

One of my favourite parts of cookbooks are the seemingly hidden recipes they often contain. Recipes snug into sidebars or at the back of a book in a chapter called ‘Basics’, ‘Essentials’ or something similar. 982 more words


Mushroom, Kale, and Tofu Bowl

I love cooking healthy and simple meals served up in a big bowl (less dishes…heck ya!).  One of my favorite weeknight dinner recipes is taken from Heidi Swanson, a Bay Area native and chef.   375 more words


Film & Food Friday: Notorious

If you couldn’t tell by reading the last two installments of F&FF I have a deep and abiding love of film. I do. Besides my love of cooking and vintiquing my love of film tops ’em both. 998 more words


Every single time I type raisin it comes as raising instead. Pumpkin more often than not becomes pumpking. You could assume I have issues with words that end with… 497 more words

Breakfast & Brunch

Memory, Oblivion, Bananas

Second maybe to joining a gym and getting swole, we’ve observed that “learning to cook and thus eat better/healthier while enjoying life more and saving money” is a supremely popular New Year’s resolution.  483 more words

Try a tartine: The open-faced sandwiches are so Parisian, and make a fantastic take-to-work lunch

Heidi Swanson makes everything beautiful. Her new book, “Near and Far,” is inspired by her travels, and it’s full of the sort of cloudy-day photography and offhand-but-unerring combinations of flavours that make me want to fly to Morocco and spend all day shopping in the souks and then cooking with rose petals and harissa. 490 more words