Ever since returning from our October trip to Venice and Slovenia, I’ve been unable to stop baking.
Crash-Free Baking – If you walked into my kitchen one afternoon, the winter light reflecting off of cabinets and counters like a blue-ish laser beam, and saw this cake sitting on one of those counters, delicate and decadent, you might feel your shock crowding out your hunger.
Squirreling Away Flavors – Bon Appetit recently published an entire spread on Sqirl, a restaurant in LA that writer Matt Duckor calls “the future of restaurant food”.
A Non-Buckling Buckle – Throughout strawberry season – which lasts all summer in Oregon – our kitchen is rarely without a few tiny blue baskets of strawberries.
My Maui Food Memory – Along with visiting the Haleakala Crater and driving The Road to Hana, I planned another must-do for our trip to Maui: eating as much banana bread as possible.
A Quick & Filling Pastry – As soon as I saw the picture of these almond and jam pastries in the latest Sunset Magazine, I took immediate action.
Beet Brownies – These beet brownies were supposed to be my sneaky way of transforming a decadent treat into a partially ‘healthy’ snack.
A "No Bowl Left Clean" Coffee Cake – I first made this coffee cake last year, around the start of Fall.
Portland Larder? – When we lived in Brooklyn – which seems like at least a year ago, but in reality was a mere four months ago – I visited Brooklyn Larder three to four times a week.
Six Pints of Strawberries: Strawberry Bread – When I brought home six pints of strawberries, my vague ideas about what to do with them consisted mostly of what I didn't want to do with them.
“Portland-ing” – I tend to glance at the 10-day weather forecast more often than is healthy.
Memories of Summer: Ginger Peach Muffins – Smelling a ripe peach immediately brings to mind several food memories: summers on my parents' deck, eating the fruit as quickly as I could as it leaked all over my arm.
Bran Muffin Convert – A quick search for "Super Natural Everyday Bran Muffins" yields multiple results.
Welcoming Fall Flavors – While my closet moves confidently into Fall, my palate is less gung-ho.
The Best Blueberry Muffins? – I have a recipe binder that I'm slowly filling with interesting recipes I've clipped from magazines and newspapers.
Practice Means Wanting a Bigger Slice of the Cake – I will humbly admit that I loved how my first cake came out.
Canned Pumpkin Problem – This past Fall, I acted like (some) people do before a big snowstorm and stocked up like I wouldn't be able to leave the apartment all winter.
Pistachio Obsessed – My love for pistachios is practically predestined.
The Foot Long Zucchini – Frankly, the size of this zucchini is intimidating.