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A Winter Salad

I apologize for taking so long between posts. I was incredibly busy with parties and family events over the holidays, and the beginning of the new year has been a time for catching up on paperwork, my marathon training (I’ll tell you more about that later), and projects around the house.

But now that I’ve got a snow day–if you don’t live in Seattle, you probably can’t imagine what it’s like here whenever a few flakes fall–I’m catching up with some recipes and blog posts.

Here’s a salad that I prepared for one of my December parties Continue reading


A Festive Fall Dessert

Here is an easy and delicious fruit crostata that is deceptively simple to make. (A lot of the work can be done in the food processor, believe it or not.)

A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to a potluck at a friend’s house, and though I am not a big fan of potlucks from a culinary standpoint (the dishes rarely complement one another, which is something I spend my work days trying to achieve), I agreed to go because I always enjoy spending time with my friends.

I decided to make this crostata–essentially a free-form pie, or a tart made without a pan–for dessert, in part because I had some apples at home that needed to be used and also because it is a lovely fall dessert that goes with almost everything. Continue reading