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Why is your pasta so…boring?

What does pasta night mean at your house? Spaghetti? That’s OK; it’s just kinda…boring. Spaghetti is more or less just a bunch of straight lines, really. You can do better than that. And even if you’re not sure you can do better than that, at least you can count on Jolly Tomato (with not one […]

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Fun Food Saturday: Snack For Dinner

Fun Food Saturday: Snack For Dinner

It’s the middle of summer, and we’re all sweltering through the hottest days of the year (well, actually, it’s in the low 60s here in L.A., but roll with us on this). No one wants to go in the kitchen, let alone stay in the kitchen long enough to bake a chicken pot pie or […]

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Fifty Pounds of Stone Fruit

Fifty Pounds of Stone Fruit

Today’s entry isn’t about nutrition, or food policy, or new recipes. It’s just a little story about fifty pounds of stone fruit, a bird’s nest, and a box of dead leaves that arrived in the mail. The story begins with my recent fascination with urban homesteading, and my earnest efforts to bring little pieces of […]

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Fun Food Saturday: Red, White, and Blue Food

It’s that time of year again, when enterprising cooks go all-out to make the food match the flag. It’s a cute enough idea, but most of us seem to run into trouble on the “blue” end of things. Whose idea was it to add blue to our country’s flag, anyway? Didn’t Betsy Ross stop to […]

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Fun Food Saturday: Food on a Stick

Why put your food in little piles on your plate when you can line it all up on a stick? There’s something about having your food in linear form that seems to appeal to our inner sense of order. Plus, it’s more fun to eat that way. When we started contemplating food on a stick, […]

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Summer Treats on Overload

School’s not even out yet (where we live, at least) and already this week we’ve been treated to ice cream, frozen yogurt, milkshakes, and lemonade. In other words, now that it’s summertime, everyone starts piling on the cold sweet stuff. We must be stuck in another era entirely because when we think about the yummiest […]

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