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Bruschetta

Bruschetta

From the Italian word ‘bruscare’ meaning ‘to roast over coals’, ¬†bruschetta is actually just toasted bread coated with olive oil. However, everything is better with tomatoes, and it’s popular to serve this appetizer topped with those and some basil. In Davis, we are fortunate that the tomato season is extended into the warm Fall, and […]

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Couscous Salad

Couscous Salad

Cooking for one reveals things. Are you a messier cook when no one is in the house? Do you use less ingredients? Do you use a plate? Last weekend, my husband went on a camping trip for a few days, and I discovered that I like simplicity when I’m cooking just for myself. One night […]

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Asparagus

Asparagus

Here’s the thing about asparagus: it’s not in season for very long. So when spring arrives, and the stalks finally appear at market, I feel like I should be eating them all the time. After about the fifth night of steaming it (in the span of two weeks), I decided a change was in order. […]

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

I was all set to write up a healthy, spring-time recipe, full of vegetables this past weekend. But then I got a craving for chocolate chip cookies, and that idea quickly dissolved (I love vegetables, but sometimes dessert trumps them). Cookies were one of the first things I made on my own. I watched, then […]

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Baked Oatmeal

Baked Oatmeal

Whenever I take the trip across the country to visit family, there are several things I have to eat: Pizza on the boardwalk; My dad’s home made pickles; Turkey sticks from market. And baked oatmeal from a little restaurant that has (sadly) closed. This place had that eclectic, no-coffee-mug-is-the-same kind of charm. The old, solid […]

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Cheesy animal crackers

Cheesy animal crackers

Instead of cooking up a storm for the spring holidays this week, I decided to make crackers. I came to this decision partly because I have these really cute animal cookie cutters that I was dying to use, and partly because I’ve never made crackers before. It seems unlikely, but it’s the truth. They just […]

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