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Not My Grandmother’s Cranberry Sauce

My Grandma Bryson was a terrific cook, who (as my cousin, Mike Bryson wrote) “routinely prepared elaborate meals singlehandedly in her miniscule kitchen.” Both she and her mother (my great-grandmother Hicks) spent a lot of time with me in the … Continue reading

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Glazed Apples with Bourbon and Ginger

Last fall I had dinner at Busboys and Poets in Washington DC, where I enjoyed a terrific cocktail made with hot apple cider, bourbon and ginger-infused syrup. When I came home, I created my own take on that cocktail and … Continue reading

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Basil Poblano Pesto

I received a nice bunch of basil in this week’s vegetable box, and was tempted to make pesto, but wanted to do something different with it. I was really stuck for an interesting idea until shopping today at Whole Foods … Continue reading

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Georgia Summer Salad

In terms of local produce, this is just about my favorite time of year: local freestone peaches and tomatoes are just coming into season, and the herbs that I grow in big pots on my patio start to flourish. I’m … Continue reading

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Gorgonzola Stuffed Dates with Spiced Honey

I’ve been noticing figs and dates stuffed with cheese (usually goat or blue-cheese) on a lot of restaurant menus lately. Sometimes it’s combined with bacon or pancetta, and usually topped with reduced balsamic or honey. Recently, I was shopping at … Continue reading

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Local Seasonal Vegetables and Greens with Reduced Balsamic Sauce

I only recently discovered that sautéing radishes transforms their flavor and turns them into a mild, crisp, barely-sweet addition to a meal. When I received another bunch of radishes (with their greens) in my CSA vegetable box on Tuesday I … Continue reading

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Pasta with Spicy Goat Cheese Sauce

I’ve been pushing hard the past few weeks teaching two courses in an intensive May semester, and it’s finally caught up with me. I’ve got a cough and sore throat and tonight I found myself craving spicy comfort food. I … Continue reading

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