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SOS Kitchen Challenge for April: Asparagus Recipe Roundup!

This past month, Kim and I chose Asparagus as our SOS Kitchen Challenge key ingredient, and set out a true “kitchen challenge”: could anyone actually come up with a (tasty) sweet asparagus-based recipe? Well, I’m thrilled to report that several of you rose to the challenge quite admirably!

The asparagus recipes […]


April in the Raw: Shaved Asparagus Salad and Lemon Poppyseed Bars

[Raw Frosted Lemon-Poppyseed Bars–heavenly!]

Whew–where has the last week gone? Between end-of-term marking and a long holiday weekend, it’s been pretty busy here in the DDD household. I hope you all enjoyed a stellar Passover and/or Easter holiday! This year, the HH and I celebrated both holidays, first with […]


SOS Asparagus: Andalusian Asparagus*

*Or, would a Synstylae smell sweeter?

A couple of days ago I was sent a tweet by someone who had noticed my email signature (“Ricki Heller, PhD, RHN”) and commented on my doctorate degree (I guess she hadn’t realized I have a PhD). The funny part is that I usually consider […]


SOS April Ingredient Reveal!

It’s April–which means the cruelest month love is in the air another SOS Kitchen Challenge!

This month, with so many of us thinking about spring and green shoots finally making their way toward the sky, Kim and I have chosen an ingredient that is itself a harbinger of spring. With its […]


You Win Some, You Lose Some: Relationships, Restaurants and Recipes

[Update, April 15, 2010: Did you know that Ellen Degeneres has read my cookbook?? Waaa-hooo! I could not be more thrilled, especially since I’m sure she noticed because of our EL-LENd Me a Hand campaign!! THANK YOU a million times to everyone who has been participating so far! Now I’m more determined than […]


Virtual Spring: Katie’s Creamy Aspara-Dip

Well, it snowed AGAIN yesterday (is this grating on your nerves as much as it’s grating on mine?* I mean, it is now March 19th. Like, what’s up with that? Snow is just. . . so. . . wrong at this time of year. In either hemisphere).

I am yearning for […]