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baking interludes: apricot tart!

Confession: I love stone fruit season. And I especially love apricots. So when I came across a full tree of them recently, I naturally jumped at the opportunity to make an apricot tart: The basis for this recipe was an … Continue reading

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baking interludes: kitchen sink gingerbread

I call this recipe “kitchen sink” gingerbread because it really does have a little bit of everything. This cake started off as a basic gingerbread recipe from Angry Chicken, but of course I had to tinker with it. I took … Continue reading

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baking interludes: whole-wheat cheese biscuits with rosemary and garlic

Earlier this spring, I found myself with 30 minutes to go until dinner, a desire to serve biscuits, and a lot of cottage cheese in the fridge. Enter google, which turned up this recipe for cottage cheese biscuits. Enter my … Continue reading

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pear cake again, now with recipe

Since I posted about it the first time, I’ve made a couple of batches of pear cake: As I mentioned previously, I found the original recipe on a favorite site of mine, 101 cookbooks. I’ve now tweaked the recipe, mainly … Continue reading

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baking interludes: pear cake

For my last coffee hour of the school year (whew!), I tried something new, a pear cake: The recipe came from one of my favorite cooking blogs, 101 cookbooks. Of course, I made a few changes. First, I suspect my … Continue reading

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muffins, blueberry variety

Another morning coffee meeting, another plate of muffins: The recipe for these is pretty similar to my carrot ginger muffin recipe, with some adjustments. They’re not too sweet and seriously packed with blueberries. Like the carrot ginger muffins, these feature … Continue reading

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Happy Pi day!

If you are even the tiniest bit math geeky, you probably know what I’m talking about. If not, Pi day has a website, so go read up on this fun little number. I did not get around to making a … Continue reading

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baking interludes: apple cake

Another weekend, another baking session: Earlier this week, I had to do some last minute baking. I was inspired by the large box of organic apples from the farmer’s market that I’d brought home last weekend, and paired them with … Continue reading

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Baking interludes: carrot ginger muffins

I love slow, sunny weekend mornings, the kind where I relax and soak up the warmth of the day while sipping on a mug of tea and nibbling on something delicious for breakfast. This weekend’s delicious nibbles were these amazing … Continue reading

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Baking interlude: Earl grey and citrus birthday cake

This weekend I needed to make a birthday cake for a friend, and I wanted to do something a little unusual, because she’s the sort who enjoys quirky flavor mixes. I also did not want to go grocery shopping, because … Continue reading

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