Category Archives: Eat • Drink • Play

Artichoke Hearts with Lemon-Anchovy Sauce

Over the long weekend at Smallpeace, I had a little more kitchen time to devote to slightly more labor intensive dishes, such as Roman-style artichoke hearts braised in olive oil and white wine. Some of you had asked about this … Continue reading

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Grandma K’s Christmas Eve Pierogies

She’s been gone for too many years now, still how can I forget? The crackle of the frying pan, the heady scent of brown butter and caramelized onions. There she stands at the kitchen counter—shoulders hunched in concentration, her pretty … Continue reading

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Grace and Gratitude

Thanksgiving. What a wonderful holiday. It’s everything Black Friday and Cyber Monday aren’t. No television commercials, no malls, no wrapping, no power shopping. (Well, at least not for anything but Brussels sprouts and cranberries). Just friends, family, delicious food, and … Continue reading

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Eggplant and Chard Lasagna Recipe

My mother, brother, his wife and their two children will all be joining us in New York over the Thanksgiving holidays. And just in that one sentence you can likely intuit the broad-range of dietary challenges I will be confronting. … Continue reading

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Autumn Veg & Lentil Shepherd’s Pie

I created this standby Lentil Shepherd’s Pie quite early in my romance with B, at a time when I was a serious vegetarian fresh off the bus from California and he…well…he was an Irishman. Perhaps it’s due to the changing … Continue reading

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RUSTIC FRENCH HONEY CAKE: An Attempt at Baking Enlightenment

In yoga, it is often said that to maximize the benefits of practice, we should endeavor to “work toward our weaknesses,” which is why I am determined to become a better baker. Through practice, I feel certain, I will somehow … Continue reading

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Au Revoir to Summer Feast (Sniff)

We’d been cautioned. Owning a house near the Berkshires is akin to running a bed and breakfast all summer long. Around February or March the calls start rolling in from winter-weary friends and family asking if they can take us … Continue reading

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