Baked Spelt Empanadas (and Hello Again)

Spelt Empanadas @lemonsanchovies

  Where do I begin?  I hadn’t intended to be away so long, you see.   The last time I was here it was January, full of the promises each new year brings.  My husband and I had just returned from spending the holidays in Hawaii–inspired, recharged, renewed. But life has a way of pulling […]

Buffalo Roasted Chickpeas

Buffalo Roasted Chickpeas @lemonsanchovies

  Buffalo Wings:  one of my guilty pleasures.  If I should find myself at a bar and they’re on the menu, I’ll order them.  In reality, I don’t visit bars very often so I get to enjoy them maybe once every two years, if that.  I can eat an entire plate of the spicy wings […]

Chicken & Mushroom Empanadas {Baked}

Chicken & Mushroom Empanadas {Baked} | Lemons & Anchovies Blog

  I took some time off cooking and blogging last week.  I didn’t take a complete hiatus–between leisurely activities I cooked a dish or two.  I spent the day on the coast again last Thursday so I returned home with two bags of baby artichokes which lasted all of two days.  I have shared two […]

Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus

Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus | Lemons & Anchovies Blog

  This is a far cry from the recipe I used for years.  I was so picky, you see.  My hummus had to have just the right amount of tahini paste–too much or too little, it wouldn’t be good enough for me.  I was also somewhat of a hummus purist.  For me, there was no […]

Kettle Corn with a Kick

Kettle Corn

  There was a time when a small section of my kitchen wall, about 4 ft x 1.5 ft, was decorated with mementos of our movie dates.  Because my husband and I are incapable of remembering 90% of the movies we’ve seen, even minutes after walking out of the theater, we decided that taping the […]

Seeded Crackers

Seeded Crackers

  If you’ve been coming here for a while you might have noticed that I have a thing for homemade crackers.  It hardly seems worth the trouble to make them when there are countless very good store-bought options.  The best ones command a premium price and they’re a nice treat but at the speed my […]

Rosemary-Parmesan Roasted Chickpeas

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  My neck of the woods is abuzz with anticipation of Super Bowl Sunday–loyal fans eager to see their 49ers play (win?) in just a couple of days.  I haven’t followed football much since leaving home in my early 20s but I am every bit a fan (my family would disown me otherwise).  I may […]

Bourbon Maple Toasted Pistachios

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  This past weekend’s storm let up long enough to allow for a pleasant drive up to San Francisco.  ‘Tis the season for holiday parties and Christmas shopping and for making sure we get to see our friends before the December calendar gets too full.  We met good friends at Marlowe Saturday night, one of […]