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Lunch Cake

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We were lucky enough to have old friends over for Saturday lunch.  The wife is undergoing treatment for a brain tumor and after nine months of procedures is just now taking short trips out and about.  Longtime friends, we used to camp and hike together when our children were little. Now I worried she wouldn’t [...]

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A Most Interesting Pie

About this pie.  It’s made from this recipe in response to an offhand remark from my son-in-law Dan that “everybody likes a good strawberry-rhubarb pie, don’t they?”   Apparently, a good number of people do, as 6,366 people have paused to look at this pie photo so far today on Flickr. I’d shared the photo in [...]

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Friday Things Considered: The Grand Teton Edition

What a GRAND Teton wedding

Last weekend I traveled to Jackson Hole for my cousin Anna’s mountaintop wedding.  Walking out of the airport, smelling the crisp air and looking at the snow covered Teton range, I immediately felt at home.  Though I grew up on the other side of the Tetons, the frosty high altitude setting is so deeply imbedded [...]

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Friday Things Considered: Forceful or Foolish?

Heading out on the hike

Reading this essay about a woman asking for a better table when given a crummy one made me think about a recent failed attempt at being more forceful. Claire was in town from the frigid East and wanted to spend every minute of the weekend out in the sun.  So we drove over to Point [...]

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Friday Things Considered: The Valentine’s Day Edition

Road Jam outside Tarma, Peru

Happy Valentine’s Day!   A few weeks ago I was stuck on a muddy road outside Tarma, Peru waiting over an hour for construction to clear. Was I frustrated? Of course. But after awhile I stopped fussing about getting to our destination and started focusing on the  unexpected beauty around me.  I saw a good [...]

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My Life of Pie

Pumpkin Pie in a Polish pie plate 2013

For years, I wrestled with pie-making.  I’ve been the designated pie maker ever since we started traveling to the Monterey Peninsula for Thanksgiving and until a few years ago it was mostly a failure experience. A confident and experienced cook, I was baffled that pie crusts Would Not Cooperate. I played by the rules—chilling the [...]

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Beyond Bread and Butter

Pumpkin Bread Pudding from Gourmet Today

On the day my keys went missing I tried out two hearty fall recipes.  The first was a savory panade made from layers of buttered cabbage and rye bread and gruyere cheese.  It’s a dish meant for Swiss peasant farmers or snowboarders or anyone coming in from the cold.  The second was a bread pudding [...]

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Good Cooks Make Good Guests

Tart 3

You may recall from my last post that I was intrigued by chef David Lebovitz’s extensive packing list. A few days later I volunteered to help my sister-in-law Connie, also a top-notch baker, create some desserts for my niece’s wedding in Idaho. Her packing list was equally impressive. Connie’s mini-van was filled with kitchen implements [...]

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Post-Vacation Comfort Food

Bluberry Nectarine Cobbler - California Fresh Harvest

I don’t know about you, but after I’ve been on the road awhile I crave getting back into the kitchen. Too many treats and too many meals on the fly have me wanting to make something familiar, preferably something that emphasizes fruits and vegetables.  So over the past few days since we returned home I’ve [...]

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Friday Things Considered: The Birthday Edition

Speed Limit 55

Over a brilliant potato pizza birthday lunch at Forge, my friend tells me that we’re celebrating my Speed Limit Birthday.  Later on I google the expression and see that there is no end to tacky “speed limit birthday” paraphernalia with a big old 55 on it. Silly road sign cake toppers aside, 55 feels significant. [...]

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Kathryn Pritchett

writes about Things Elemental — where we find shelter, why we connect, what sustains us and how we strut our stuff.

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