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A Gluten-Free Holiday Table

A Gluten-Free Holiday Table

| December 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Dealing with varied dietary restrictions may seem daunting and can add yet another complication to this glorious yet hectic season. Don’t fret. Keep it simple, fresh and real with these gluten-free and vegetarian — and even some vegan — options.

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Brown Sugar and Thyme Roasted Pecans

Brown Sugar and Thyme Roasted Pecans

| December 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Crunchy oven-roasted sugared pecans coated in a heavenly combination of brown sugar, cinnamon, and thyme, with just a touch of sea salt. Throw some over a spinach salad with blue cheese and pears for a gourmet treat, or eat by the handful.

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Cranberry Jalapeno Relish

Cranberry Jalapeno Relish

| November 17, 2012 | 1 Comment

Sweet, tart, with a subtle kick of jalapeno and a twist of lime, this cranberry relish packs a punch of flavor.

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Balsamic-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pine Nuts and Parmesan

Balsamic-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pine Nuts and Parmesan

| October 26, 2012 | 12 Comments

These tiny little cabbages are not only visually fun but they can be so amazingly good. If done right, they have an earthy, bright and just slightly bitter flavor to them that reminds me of some of my favorite beers.

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Christmas Morning Pumpkin Bread

Christmas Morning Pumpkin Bread

| December 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

A festive, secretly good-for-you pumpkin bread recipe, perfect for warming up your holiday morning.

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On Holiday Traditions and Cocktails

On Holiday Traditions and Cocktails

| December 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Megan Gordon talks about holiday traditions, and includes a warming whiskey-based cocktail called the Stone Fence.

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Hungarian Poppy Seed and Walnut Beigli (Veganized)

Hungarian Poppy Seed and Walnut Beigli (Veganized)

| December 23, 2011 | 4 Comments

At Christmastime in Hungary, THE holiday dessert that’s made in every household is Beigli, a rolled pastry, filled with either poppy seed or walnut filling. Here is a vegan version that’s tastes just as delicious as it’s non-vegan counterpart!

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DIY Christmas: Homemade Candy Canes

DIY Christmas: Homemade Candy Canes

| December 22, 2011 | 2 Comments

Factory drone candy canes are uniform, neatly wrapped, shapely, laden with high fructose corn syrup, and positively soulless. Making candy canes is a lot of fun, and the sweat equity can’t be beat.

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Holiday Cookie Recipe: Peppermint Sandwich Cookies

Holiday Cookie Recipe: Peppermint Sandwich Cookies

| December 6, 2011 | 2 Comments

Megan Gordon shares her seasonal recipe for Homemade Peppermint Sandwich Cookies.

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Holiday Cocktails for a Crowd

Holiday Cocktails for a Crowd

| December 4, 2011 | 1 Comment

Dust off the punch bowl! Jazz up the crock-pot! Holiday cocktails to bring warmth and cheer to the whole party.

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Rejoice: Arizmendi Bakery’s Remarkable Fruitcake

Rejoice: Arizmendi Bakery’s Remarkable Fruitcake

| December 2, 2011 | 1 Comment

Megan Gordon demystifies fruitcake at San Francisco’s Arizmendi Bakery.

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Black Tart

Black Tart

Now’s the time for Black Tart, a warming dessert from the winter pantry, succulent with dried fruits, citrus, nuts, and spices.

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Memories of an Italian Christmas

Memories of an Italian Christmas

| December 25, 2010 | 0 Comments

Buon Natale!

There are a lot of reasons that we love Italy here in San Francisco. The heritage of our city, caught in the hiss of a thousand espresso machines every morning and the beckoning scent of chopped garlic sizzling in olive oil at night, is a melting pot, to be sure, but a fine portion of the pot can be traced back to Genoa and Liguria, Venice and Rome, Sicily and Sardinia.

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Ovaltine Ice Cream: Christmas without The Fluff

Ovaltine Ice Cream: Christmas without The Fluff

| December 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

The way I felt about my Ovaltine ice cream was precisely the way I feel about Christmas– what was initially a simple, delightful, and comforting idea had transformed into something complicated, annoying, and stress-inducing. This little exercise in making a malted ice cream became, in it’s own way, an unexpected gift– I realized that it wasn’t Christmas (or my ice cream, for that matter) that I had grown to loathe, it was all the the other stuff– the irritating marshmallowy fluff– that gets in the way.

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