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On Comfort, II {nonna’s figassa}

On Comfort, II {nonna’s figassa}

A year ago, getting out of a rough spot, I wrote about some things comfort is. Last week, I was back in a rough spot and in need of some good, old-fashioned comfort. I was was the most stressed I’ve been since arriving in A2, with end-of-semester assignments and tests, gnarly weather, and even petty stuff like my snow … Continue reading

An Ode to Simplicity

An Ode to Simplicity

A guy I used to play pick-up soccer with used to say all the time: “simple, simple, very good.” Now, this was one of the few things I could understand through his very thick accent (others  included “good pass!” and, occasionally “Emily”). Both on the field and in the kitchen, he’s right–sometimes simple is best. … Continue reading

Spring: it ain’t easy being green

Spring: it ain’t easy being green

I love spring. I love the vegetables. Spring means green, and green’s my favorite color. Poifect. So what could be better than one of my favorite comfort foods remixed to become a spring treat? Not much other than the crazy warm weather we’ve been having in San Francisco the last few weeks. But back to … Continue reading

Valentine’s Day Risotto and Bacon Hearts

Valentine’s Day Risotto and Bacon Hearts

I know Valentine’s Day came and went nearly a month ago, but this risotto was delicious and one of my standbys. So I’m going to share. And it’s “Valentine’s Day risotto” because it’s reddish and I brought it to a V-Day potluck we had at my work. It was a hit. So there. Because this … Continue reading