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Falafel

I have not read a single book since we started our stay-at-home confinement. I just can't get my mind to slow down enough to focus on a story. By the […]

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A New Twist for the Thanksgiving Table --Roasted Vegetable Stuffing

Growing up, I loved the Thanksgiving stuffing--or dressing, as we call it in Kentucky--more than any other part of the meal, even the pie. Whether it was my Granny's version, […]

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On Parenting. And Smashed Roasted Potatoes with Crispy Cauliflower over Tahini

My niece recently showed me a meme about how bloggers write a whole dissertation about how much their husbands love guacamole before sharing the recipe for guacamole when readers just […]

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Israeli Salad

Every night, after bath and pajamas and the wrangling that is brushing a willful two-and-a-half year old's teeth, Theo and I go into his room, dim the lights and get […]

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Fresh Corn Polenta

This is the second recipe in a four-part series of posts inspired by a meal Elie and I shared in northern Israel in 2012. Six years later, the details of […]

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My Favorite Kale Salad

It's funny the food memories that imprint in your mind and never dim. I first had a version of this kale salad at Gjelina in August of 2011. My dear […]

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The Best Hummus

When you visit the Old City of Jerusalem, walk through the entrance to the Muslim quarter and follow the sloped path through the spice vendors and past the shops selling […]

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A Method for Meal Planning

A few weeks ago, I taught a cooking class at Ciao Thyme, the first since before I was pregnant. As the room filled and I listened to the laughter and […]

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Tomato and Stone Fruit Salad

I know everyone has moved on to pumpkins and fall sweaters, but our farmers market this past weekend still held tightly to the last lingering days of summer, with mountains […]

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Neapolitan Pizza with Homemade Ricotta

If you start the pizza dough right now, you could be eating this for dinner tonight.  When I'm teaching classes, many people tell me they are afraid of making pizza […]

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