by Amy Chaplin
Martha's Circle

Tag Archive 'winter'

During the last photo shoot for my cookbook we focused on my pantry and  capturing ingredient glossary shots. For these, I needed to have all my favorite beans on hand; since many are heirloom beans, I made a big order from Rancho Gordo in California.  They have the best range or runner beans, which are […]

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Chocolate coconut bites

There is the sweetest little bakery in Williamsburg (Brooklyn) called Bakeri, which I’m sure many of you know. It’s the kind of place that I once fantasized about opening when I lived in London. Coincidentally, the mural on Bakeri’s wall depicting a nymph-like woman holding a tray of cakes is almost identical to what we […]

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The end of winter is a challenging time to find fresh, good-looking veggies in New York.  The stored roots are getting old, and most of the produce that’s shipped from all across the continent understandably lacks the vital freshness that instantly inspires meals. I find that steaming cheers up any selection of vegetables you have […]

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For some time now I have wanted to cook and post a recipe from Aran Goyoaga’s lovely cookbook, Small Plates and Sweet Treats: My family’s journey to gluten-free cooking. When I spotted this cake in the winter section of “sweat treats,” I thought it sounded delicious; if some of you are still looking for the perfect […]

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I’m so excited to tell you all what I have been up to. I started writing my first cookbook this past summer and have been busy testing and shooting recipes for the last 6 months. It has been, and continues to be a deeply inspiring and challenging experience that I’m over the moon to be […]

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Millet Cauliflower Mash

                                  It seems like every year around this time, once the autumn chill has made its presence felt I reach for the jar of millet on my pantry shelf. This is part of my twice or thrice weekly evening […]

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This slaw is so simple that I planned to revisit the recipe and perk it up by adding more ingredients, like julienne carrot, celery and maybe some toasted cashews to make it post-worthy, but when I tasted the leftovers about five hours later, I decided the dish was delicious as is. Recommend on FacebookTweet about […]

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When I awake to temperatures well below 20 degrees (-7 degrees celsius) I can think of nothing more comforting than this steaming bowl of creamy goodness. It’s a winter version of my oats soaked in almond milk with fresh berries. Here, I warm the almond milk and pour it over just before eating. The berries […]

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Creamy Chickpea Vegetable Stew

                                I wanted to post something healthy, yet festive; perhaps something you could serve your guests this holiday season.  Even though this stew isn’t festive or the least bit Christmassy, it definitely is just what I needed after a string […]

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