Tag Archives: Italian food

Sweet Potato Risotto

Cooking risotto is a cathartic experience. Some people might say that it’s a tear-your-hair-out experience because of how much work it involves, but I’d argue that it’s more healing than it is enraging. I usually make risotto when it’s cold … Continue reading

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Homemade Tomato Sauce

Last week, I was lucky enough to get a complimentary shipment of tomatoes from Tony’s Family Farms. I interviewed Tony, a local farmer and produce supplier, for a story I was writing and the next day he showed up with … Continue reading

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Pesto, Pea, and Prosciutto Pasta

Coming back from vacation usually means not wanting to cook. Occasionally I miss being in the kitchen while I’m traveling but as soon as I get home, I miss the convenience of eating every meal out. It’s a tough life. … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Ribollita

I haven’t used my slow cooker a lot this winter. I think part of the reason is because I spend most of my spare time making cookies and bread. Another reason is that I’ve been into quick, healthy-ish dinners that … Continue reading

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Making My Own Pizza

I’ve wanted to make my own pizza for a long time but I never took the plunge. Part of the reason was because I didn’t own a pizza stone, but it was also because I was intimidated by the process. … Continue reading

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NYC

When I think of New York, I think of music. Maybe it’s because there are so many songs about the city. Maybe it’s because I constantly have earphones in to drown out the sound of traffic. But for whatever reason, … Continue reading

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Washington, DC

When I showed up in Washington, D.C., last weekend, I didn’t know what to expect. I came to visit my best friend from home who lives in the city, and also to revisit some of my favorite haunts. It’s been … Continue reading

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