5 Things We Plan to Make Soon

So. Fall’s here. Not sure if that’s happening where you are, but here, all we’re thinking about is hot cider, warm slippers, and ALL THE LAYERS. At the beginning of any season, I have a tendency to stockpile recipes for the coming months, so I thought it might be an appropriate time to start a […]

Apricot Mint (or any) Galette

NOTE:  as with so many summer posts, this one got half written (and all photographed), then our social/family/work/home calendar would strike.  In Chicago, it’s a chilly 52 today, and reading through this post makes me nostalgic already for a summer that barely just ended, but excited for autumn.  The great thing about pastry:  it’s seasonless. […]

Baked eggs

BEFORE WE START:  I wrote the bulk of this post back in late March, right after we moved into the new house.  Though I am happy to report our weather has vastly improved, the recipe, you will find, is no less relevant. I recently made a playlist called Blinding Sun.  It’s inspired by, well, the […]

Ritual: buttermilk spice bread

Every year, my mom makes bread for the fall and winter.  It’s not bread-bread; I suppose it’s what you’d call quick bread, whose only likeness to actual bread is that it’s baked in a loaf pan.  Because quick breads are really just cakes.  But in loaf form.  So, you know, they’re at least quasi-acceptable as […]

Le Mac Meilleur

I spent the majority of this long holiday weekend in the fold of my family.  My cousin was visiting from California with her adorable and hilarious three-year-old, and my mementos of the weekend consist mainly of scary-good iPhone self-portraits of said toddler, two (painfully sticky) Hello Kitty stickers, and an amazing haircut (from my cousin, […]

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