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Fig, Feta, and Scallion Cornbread

I don’t know that I like holidays anymore. And I don’t have to. They are a privilege, and they stem from privilege. We never consider everything from every angle. And, while changing perspective can be an important survival tool, one does not have to be grateful (or ready to let go yet) just because it…

Red Potato Gratin with Thyme and Manchego

Sometimes, everything is a delicate balance. It isn’t even just the day-in, day-out spinning plates teetering around us, threatening to smash. We all have stuff. We all juggle. We get tricked into thinking we are missing fingers. We find quarters behind ears. We encounter surprises around darkened corners. Sometimes, things pull streamers we hadn’t known…

Roasted Shallot and Apple Mashed Potato Pancakes

As most of my American following is aware of, Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Like, mere days away. Working in the food service industry can at times make holidays seem the uncertain equivalent of looming glow clouds–the luminescent green tinge can either align with the traditional “GO!” or it can indicate disappointment on a…

Brown Sugar Pomegranate Cranberry Sauce

I am becoming one of those people who extracts meaning and assigns personality traits based on someone’s favorite Thanksgiving dish. Pumpkin Pie? You must be strong-willed, because you waited through a whole meal before you got to the part you wanted. Mashed Potatoes? Fantastic in every way, because you clearly have taste (also, try mine;…