Back soon

I’ve been working on a couple of posts, but with all that has been going on in the U.S., it doesn’t feel right for me to post. I’m thinking about other things at the moment. I hope those of you in the U.S.  have a restful, safe, and joyous holiday weekend. I’ll be back early… 

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Parsley Labneh Sauce

Parsley Labneh Sauce

Consider this a public service announcement. You need this sauce in your life right now, and you need to have it on hand for next summer too. I made it last night as a dip/sauce to spruce up some pan-fried tofu but it would be perfect for grilled lamb or chicken, or even shrimp.  It… 

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Quince jam (and quince jam cookies)

Quince Jam

Here is a Roger update: we decided to start him on crate training. So far, so good, but we are increasing the time very incrementally. I can’t wait for the day when we can leave him alone for a few hours without worrying. Fingers crossed! The story of this quince jam begins with my frustration… 

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Sunday afternoon panic

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Do you want to know a very stressful way to spend a late Sunday afternoon? Obsessing over the archives of a favorite blog while listening, on headphones, to a three hour recording of your dog barking, crying, and whining. Roger, our cocker spaniel, has been having separation anxiety since we moved into this apartment (just… 

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Friday links, vol. 11

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I can’t stop thinking about this interview with Ellen Burstyn. I tend to listen to podcasts when walking Roger and recently have also started to listen to them while cooking. But I’m glad I saved this particular one for two morning walks. She’s 81 years old and has so much self insight. I kept thinking,… 

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Granola

Granola

Last week I was really worried about what breakfast foods were available in my kitchen. My friend Jennifer Castle was coming to Minneapolis to play a show and she was going to stay at our place for a night. I wish I was one of those people (like my parents) who mostly eat the same… 

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