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  1. Home Bar: A Bittersweet Affair

    Leave it to the Italians to popularize a beverage that’s intended to increase the appetite and/or aid with digestion. Bitter herbs stimulate digestive function by increasing saliva production and promoting stomach acid and digestive enzyme production. Amaro is the Italian word for “bitter,” and the taste can vary greatly — from intensely bitter to herbaceous Continue…

    Today, I'm excited to introduce you to three of my favorite amari (plural for amaro), as well as a San Francisco staple.
  2. Cranberry Muffins with Walnut Crumb Topping

    Fate is a funny thing. I suppose I’ve always been the sort of person who believes in the inevitability of some things. A rained out vacation, a terrible first date, a missed train, the loss of a great opportunity in exchange for a better one down the road. I romanticize fate and use it explain Continue…

  3. Lamb and White Bean Chili with Masa Dumplings Recipe

    One of my favorite things about food writing is getting to know so many wonderful people through it. Matt and I joke that whenever we travel, we tend to meet up with our ‘Internet friends.’ I particularly enjoy getting to know women I admire — who pave their own paths, and bring so much wisdom to Continue…

  4. Kale Salad with Apples, Dates, and Warm Pancetta Vinaigrette

    We arrived home to our city, eerily empty. Albeit, it was one o’clock in the morning, but ragged as we were, I couldn’t help but notice the absence of cars, and the quiet. Moreso than in years past, my city felt different in the stretch between Christmas and New Year’s. There’s a chill in the Continue…

  5. Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Icing

    The holidays are almost upon us and while I was hoping to share a lot of tasty treats and cheer leading up to them, life completely sidelined our family. We’ve spent the last week battling our daughter’s ear and respiratory tract infections with an aggressive round of antibiotics and fever reducers, and we’re just coming Continue…

  6. Home Bar: Pomegranate French 75

    Holiday season is upon us. Parties with friends and family seem to be scheduled for every weekend of December. And, if you’re anything like me, you’ll need a strong drink to ease the tension of being trapped in a corner with that “friend of a friend” that you haven’t spoken with since last year (bah, Continue…

  7. Wild Mushroom and Challah Stuffing with Loads of Herbs

    If ever there’s a time of year when my heart feels like it’s about to explode, surely it is Thanksgiving, and everything that comes the weeks after. When I was in college, I couldn’t wait to reunite with my high school crew, fall back into our old habits of car talks and endless trips to Continue…

  8. Home Bar: Death & Co’s Lilywhacker

    The quality and variety of alcoholic beverages available today in major markets is better than ever before, and access to cocktail recipes is just one Google search or Pinterest board away. So opening a hip, new cocktail bar seems like it would be easy enough. And yet, simply providing customers with a menu of classic and/or Continue…

  9. Apple Cider Cakes from Sunday Suppers

    A friend I was recently hanging out with at a wedding said, “I don’t think people read blogs anymore.” She hasn’t been blogging much herself, and was trying to figure out what it was she wanted out of blogging, if she were to return to it. It made me wonder if the statement is true. Continue…

  10. How to Make the Best Breakfast in Bed

    Mornings at our house aren’t often spent lingering in bed. There’s a fury to our starts: a toddler who demands attention (and breakfast or a snack, immediately upon waking), showers and coffee. Bed-making, and plan-making. Recipe-planning and grocery list-making. And that’s the weekend. Rarely do I find myself home with nothing to do and nowhere Continue…

  11. Home Bar: Wanderlust

    Sometimes, when I’m feeling wanderlust, all I have to do is pick up a drink. They say that smell is the strongest sense tied to memory, but as cheesy as it sounds, those Corona commercials make a lot of sense to me. I pour myself a margarita or almost anything with Mezcal and I’m reminded Continue…

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