Category Archives: dinner parties

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Strawberries Meet Their Just Reward

Before strawberry season is completely over, I wanted to share a new favorite dessert which I’ve made several times (at the behest of my family), ever since a pint of sweet little strawberries were included in my first CSA pick-up … Continue reading

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Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Asparagus Tart? Yes Please.

So what have I been doing non-stop with the bumper crop of spring asparagus? Making tarts. Ever since I first saw a recipe for a Supper Tart in The Splendid Table’s How To Eat Supper, I’ve been a savory puff … Continue reading

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Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

How to Make Perfect Fish (and other dinner party tricks)

Ever since I worked on KEEPERS, and we developed a recipe for cooking fish in the oven, I haven’t wanted to cook seafood any other way. For our method, you basically take a side of flaky fish—cod, halibut, mahi-mahi, or … Continue reading

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Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Winter Cooking Project #5: Slow-Cooked Pork Shoulder

Slow-cooking a pork shoulder fits all of the requirements for winter project cooking: Very little preparation, several hours of leave-alone simmering on the stove or roasting in the oven, hard to screw up, amazing results, great for crowd (say a … Continue reading

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Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Holiday Limbo

It’s that time of year. Christmas is over, New Year’s Eve lingers like a wobbly exclamation point, and I’m still feeling a bit bloated from all the roasts and cocktails and candy canes of the last week. It’s holiday limbo … Continue reading

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