Category Archives: Recipes

Meet Harissa, My Current Condiment Crush

My new favorite red condiment! Continue reading

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Braised Leeks from Berlin

Leeks are one of my husband’s favorite vegetables, even though he’d never seen one before he’d met me.  That alone suggests that he likes what I cook, and that he’s not a picky eater.  How nice for us, eh?  Thus, … Continue reading

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Luisa Weiss’s Peperoni al Forno Conditi

Here’s my first experience cooking from Luisa Weiss’s My Berlin Kitchen, Peperoni al Forno Conditi.  Isn’t this a pretty salad? I took these photos half an hour before the guests arrived for a dinner party, so I had not yet … Continue reading

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A review of My Berlin Kitchen

Luisa Weiss’s book, My Berlin Kitchen, is “a Love Story (with Recipes)”.  It’s also a bit more than that.  It’s a story about finding a voice, self-trust, and bravery.  The fact that this comes with vignettes from two continents and … Continue reading

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Gaajar Shorba, or Spiced Carrot Soup

This is being posted in response to a reader request.  I’m sorry I don’t have a more detailed post, but here it is.  This is an easy soup to make, and it works well with all kinds of meals.  Easy … Continue reading

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Kale Chips, I feel so virtuous!

As a woman, of a certain age or not, one tries to find food that is good for oneself, that is low in calories, that is high in nutritional value, that does not taste like sawdust. One hopes for a … Continue reading

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The Bestest Cornbread on the Meal Train

I have found one of my personal niches in the community… a spot on the Meal Train.  Several friends have used the site to organize friends after the birth of a baby, or to mobilize pals when another friend falls … Continue reading

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The Silver Spoon’s Torta di Ricotta (Ricotta Cake)

This is a recipe I love because it’s easy, delicious, and not a typical cheesecake.  It’s light, and is lovely with any kind of fruit or lemon sauce, or just plain.  I’ve substituted orange zest for lemon zest with similarly … Continue reading

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New Year, New Cure

Happy New Year!  After a lovely New Year’s Eve with friends, it’s time to squeeze a bit more out of the free time before heading back to work.  Today I’ve started duck confit, to be used later in January at … Continue reading

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The Mole Poblano Marathon

Mole Poblano is a traditional celebratory dish from Puebla or Oaxaca, and seems to be one of Mexico’s most famous dishes.  The legends vary on the origins, but it’s a very old dish, and originated long before we had modern … Continue reading

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