Spaghetti and Vegetable Carbonara with Fried Capers for One

Lately my cooking has been kind of uninspired—I’m biding my time until the good stuff starts showing up at the farmers markets. A few weeks ago I made a big bowl of something I preemptively called “Almost Spring Slaw!” but it didn’t have the effect I wanted it to—it left me dissatisfied with cabbage; it …

Perfect Baked French Fries

Oven-baked French fries can be so tricky to get right, especially when what we’re most familiar with are the ones that are double-fried in vats of hot oil. They're hard to replicate without, well, a vat of hot oil. In the oven, there’s a tendency for them to not entirely transition from roasted potato to …

Quinoa Popovers

I’m not sure I’d ever had a popovers up until a few weeks ago, when out of nowhere, a craving for one hit me. They’re certainly not the sort of thing that I ever ate growing up, and they seem antiquated enough that I can’t recall ever seeing them on a restaurant menu. But it …