Food Uniform: Cheese

If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you know about the recent misadventures with our oven. If you haven’t, the short version of the story is that our very old oven whose death I have eagerly anticipated finally died in a dramatic and dangerous fashion. Luckily, we’re all fine! The new one’s been delivered and […]

Maple Farro Scones

A few weeks ago, around the time of the inauguration and subsequent Women’s March, I had been reading Tamar Adler’s An Everlasting Meal. It was one of those books that was so good, so comforting, so educational and reassuring that I stalled to finish it. I didn’t want it to end. (It was also a lovely […]

A Hack for Super-Whippy Hummus

As I’ve mentioned to a handful of friends & family while growing this baby, I’m not so much having cravings as I am highly susceptible to the power of sense/suggestion.  Sights, smells, even some sounds will suddenly implant in my brain the image of a ham & cheese croissant, a steaming bowl of something curried, a whole […]

Shortcake

On Friday, I made shortcakes.  It seemed like the only right thing to do, considering we were also in possession of some cream laced with Chinese five spice and vanilla, then whipped up fluffy, and some of the best berries I had had since last summer. The shortcakes occurred to me as I stood in […]

Chocolate cinnamon cake, take 2

So there’s something I haven’t told you. After that first foray into squidgy chocolate-spice rapture back in February, I made another attempt at that chocolate cinnamon cake.  I resolved to change two things:  I would not use a Bundt pan this time, opting for the classic (and recommended) loaf shape; I would also not double […]

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