THE coffee cake

Last weekend gave me other blessings beyond rest—things like roasted garlic hummus (twice! plus some roasted red pepper!) and a new cake plate I bought at the local antique store and, as a real surprise, an hour-long conversation with strangers…

just make these

Tomorrow’s the Fourth of July, which means fireworks, outdoor grilling, red-white-and-blue decorations and, for some of us, road trips through the night to the family cabin. That’s right: I’m saying that beginning sometime around midnight this evening, I will have…

trust me on this

As far as vegetables go, asparagus is really something: tall, peaked in pretty tips, stalks cast in deep shades of green, with knobby dark-purple bumps along the sides shaped in tiny triangles. It has no fat or cholesterol, few calories,…

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