Vegetables

Stuffed Heirloom Tomatoes #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on July 29, 2013

One of my favorite weekend rituals is hitting the local farmers’ market, and San Francisco has no shortage, with one in nearly every neighborhood. This weekend #SundaySupper is all about farmers’ markets and enjoying the local bounty–T.R. over at Nobody Likes Crumbley Cookies is hosting. Of course, the farmers’ market is the best place to […]

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Homemade Potato Chips

by Anne Papina on June 28, 2013

If you’re gonna be bad, there’s no point in holding back. That’s my thinking anyway. So when I saw OXO’s hand-held mandoline in my goodie bag from Camp Blogaway, I knew right away I needed to make potato chips. Airy, crispy, salty, honest-to-goodness potato chips. See how I’m getting all drooly at the thought? Yep, […]

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Farrotto (Farro Risotto) with Mushroom Medley

by Anne Papina on June 13, 2013

As I mentioned a few posts back, I recently attended Camp Blogaway in Angelus Oaks. What a fun weekend packed with lots of good food, great presentations, and about a 100 bloggers eager to learn. I met so many wonderful folks there–connections that will last a lifetime. I returned with cherished memories, and two bags […]

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French Country Flat Pie #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on April 21, 2013

This week I’m keeping things short and sweet, as I’m writing this on the heels of my mom’s 89th birthday party. My sisters and I were cranking out appetizers all afternoon–what can I say? We love a good party! It’s so fitting that this week’s #SundaySupper is all about parties–bridal and baby showers in particular […]

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Potato and Leek Gratin #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on March 24, 2013

Spring, Daylight Savings Time, Easter–they bring rejuvenation, new beginnings, and an opportunity to bask in the warmth of longer days. We’re not very religious around here, but our family does observe all the major Christian holidays. With Easter being the most important, at least to the devout, we use this holiday to bring family and […]

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As I sit here writing this post, I chuckle at how I suspect my friends will react when they see a vegan recipe coming through. You see, I come from a long line of meat eaters. Heck, I just went in with a couple of friends on a split-quarter of an organic, grass-fed cow. Yep, […]

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Braised Belgian Endive

by Anne Papina on February 20, 2013

Belgian endive is one of those underrated vegetables. It’s certainly underutilized, but you won’t find me passing up on this gem when it’s served.  J’adore. So imagine my delight at receiving this beautiful bouquet for Valentine’s Day from the folks at California Endive Farms. Look at that–it’s still on the root! And have you ever […]

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When it comes to the kitchen, I’m pretty fearless. In fact, one of the first meals I ever prepared included chicken cordon bleu with a chocolate charlotte for dessert, both recipes from Seventeen Magazine. I was hooked. Shortly after that, my mom signed me up for the McCall’s Cooking School cookbook series, which provided a […]

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Thanksgiving Dinner for Two

by Anne Papina on November 11, 2012

With fall being my favorite season, it’s only natural that Thanksgiving would be my favorite holiday, no? I’m not in it just for the food, I swear! But my family does put out an impressive spread. The turkey, of course, is the centerpiece of the meal. There will be garlic mashed potatoes, pan gravy, fresh […]

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Have I ever mentioned I’m a big fan of potatoes? Well, it’s true. So when tasked with bringing a dish to this week’s virtual tailgate party–hosted by none other than the #SundaySupper crew–the first thing that came to mind was potato salad. I know, I know, potato salad has been done all over the place, […]

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