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On the strawberry patch: A celebration of food

Around this time each year I find myself suddenly energized. The sun finally has warmth in it again after the long, lonely winter, and I am eager for hot evenings on the lakeshore. This...

Kalifornsky Kitchen: Sasha’s super simple savory salmon

It’s that time of year where I think about the salmon fillets still at the bottom of the freezer, and how I need to cook them so they don’t get freezer burned — while...

Kalfironsky Kitchen: A fresh start with pesto

I’ve been noticing a lot of people I know are making that viral TikTok recipe for baked feta pasta. The videos are mostly the same. They start with filling a baking dish with cherry...

Kalifornsky Kitchen: A dish all its own

This morning when I woke up, the smell of chicken adobo was still in the air. Not complaining, the smell is incredible — black peppercorns, coconut, roast chicken and a slight punch of vinegar....

Kalifornsky Kitchen: Something nice

Yesterday, I found out a friend from college died. We weren’t super close, but it was a relationship that felt genuine. They were one of those people who always remembered everything you told them...

Kalifornsky Kitchen: Letting the sunshine in

Do you ever try to find a song or a movie or a TV show that you know will force a mood change? Maybe it’s a bop to get you in the mood to...

Kalifornsky Kitchen: Pondering chicken patties

You can find them at most stores. A big pack of breaded chicken patties that come frozen, and can be cooked or reheated in the oven, or microwave. They’re probably not that great for...

Looking for a few good bagels

One of the small joys I’ve found during the pandemic is visiting my local and most favorite coffee shack. We all know what a coffee shack is — it’s the little tiny house-like-structures in...

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