Category: Food

Cream Cheese Bundt Cake with Dried Peaches

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If you’ve been hanging around kitchens for any length of time you probably have a particular favorite cheesecake. The jammy Strawberry-Topped Cheesecake is popular, or maybe your favorite cheesecake is simply sliced and served as in this lemony version from Mark Bittman. Cheesecake is a staple and most cooks have a fairly certain point of…

Perfectly Seasonal Roasted Cherry Toast

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Los Angeles has all kinds of restaurants. Exotic ethnicities and regional American specialties. Meat. Seafood. Vegetarian. Vegan. Old-School. New-School. Fast Food. Slow Food. But have you ever been to a really great toast restaurant? Well, we’ve got one of those too. It’s called Sqirl. I want you to fully appreciate how unlikely the success of…

Chorizo Hash: Because I Have a Food Blog

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Oh, look! I have a blog. It seems to be a food blog. I almost forgot about it. It’s been 12 days since I last posted. I’ve never gone quite that long between posts before. I’m a bit surprised at how little the lack of attention has bothered me this past (nearly) two weeks. There…

Box or Bag? Kale Salad with White Beans and Farro

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I’m the primary caregiver for my partner’s mother. She lives with us and there are a great many rewards, but there are also challenges. As her dementia progresses my caregiving responsibilities naturally increase. Perhaps you’ve noticed that I don’t post as much as I used to and some of my entries are less culinarily enthusiastic…

Grilled Radicchio with Burrata Takes Center Plate

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A lot of the grilled vegetables that have passed my plate over the years have been rather boring. In fact, I’ve been to many outdoor BBQ parties where the vegetables feel quite frankly, not much more than an afterthought. You know which veggies I’m thinking about. I may be a grilled veggie lover, but I’ll…

Steamed Clams Don’t Forget Green Garlic

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I spent a number of my younger years in Florida. I have happy memories of strolling the beach eyes on the sand searching for shells. My finds were mostly brightly colored coquina, super shiny ceriths, and those ever-abundant olive shells. Occasionally more interesting specimens would wash my way and I’d be rewarded with a striped…