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March 2007

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A Lady Who … Breakfasts?

I have a strange relationship with breakfast. In high school, dragging myself out of bed at the ungodly hour of 5:45 a.m., I usually had a mug of tea, a bowl of cereal or toast, and juice. Most mornings I had to prop my…

31 March 2007
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(Foodish) Odds and Ends

On Saturday I went to Rainbow Grocery for the first time — perched on the edge of the Mission District, it is a vegetarian, organic lover’s paradise. How have I not gone there before this?! I’ve been living in San Francisco for about a…

27 March 2007
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Roasted Vegetable Love

Now that spring is here, I might have to give my oven a rest for a bit and make more on-the-stove, or raw, dishes. But here is one of my favorite meals from this winter: risotto, roasted asparagus, lightly sauteed green beans and roasted…

21 March 2007
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Let Us Eat Cake

Spring officially arrives today, though if you’re like me, you’ve been enjoying the later daylight hours for over a week already. But this is the day it all begins — warmer weather, daffodils and tulips, apple blossoms, and the return of beautiful new produce…

20 March 2007
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That Pan of Mine

I subscribe to Cook’s Illustrated not only for the straightforward, homey advice on how to cook the perfect waffle (the trick is to make the batter with yeast the night before and let it rise in the refrigerator) or the ideal baking cocoa (surprisingly,…

20 March 2007