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Spring Favorites 2017

“It is not enough that yearly, down this hill, April Comes like an idiot, babbling and strewing flowers.” –Edna St. Vincent Millay “Spring” The cacophony of the Trump era has made it hard for me to focus on much in the way of culture. The political news is too much with us, and it can …

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Wild Garlic Mustard Green Chimichurri

When it comes to springtime foraged vegetables, ramps (also known as wild leeks), have gotten the bulk of the chef and food world attention. I like ramps as much as the next tedious food geek droning on about the pungent wonders of spring’s first local seasonal edible green thing, but there’s some concern that the …

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Trompe L’Oeil Eggs and Toast, a lemon dessert in disguise

For a number of years in my late twenties and early thirties, Dan and I and a group of friends took turns hosting fortnightly dinner parties where we cooked a meal and played board games and enjoyed each other’s company. (We also passed around an infamous set of poorly made, tangled chimes that had originally …

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