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In the Garden

One very cold Saturday morning back in March I stood outside in a long line to sign up for a community garden plot. In exchange for about twenty bucks and two hours of community service you get a 20 x 20 foot plot in which to grow whatever you want, and many friendly neighbors who will offer you extra seedlings they don’t have room for, water your garden when you go on vacation, and tell you how nicely your peas are coming along. Not a bad deal. Continue reading

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Leek & Goat Cheese Pie

This pie is one of my favorite things to make in the spring. The leftovers are delicious straight out of the fridge for breakfast the next day. I started making this many years ago from a recipe in Deborah Madison’s Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone. But I don’t own the book and I haven’t looked at the original recipe in so long that I’m not sure if what I make is still the same recipe. Continue reading

Lavash Crackers

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Lately I’ve gotten really into baking bread. I started with the few recipes in How to Cook Everything Vegetarian, which came out pretty good, but in true Bittman style, the recipes were rather minimal, and I thought I needed a little more guidance. So a few weeks ago I went out and bought The Bread Baker’s Apprentice by Peter Reinhart, and like total dork I’ve been carrying it to bed with me most nights and reading it late into the night. I’m kind of obsessed. Continue reading