Honeyed Ricotta & Pistachio Tarts | Baking by Hand

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Steaming hot simple white bread fresh from the oven. Creamy lemon tarts. Flaky almond croissants. Seedy multigrain bread. Jam-filled hand pies. Really, there is nothing from the carbohydrate family that doesn’t make my... READ MORE

Grape Squared Jam

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Almost every little change in season brings another fruit that sends me into a starry-eyed swoonfest. Strawberries might be the Ryan Gosling of the summer, but Concord grapes are the Johnny Depp of... READ MORE

losing it.

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Sometime late last year, I lost it. I’m not sure when it happened or what caused it specifically but all creative energy just leaked right out of me. Cooking became a chore. Or... READ MORE

pineapple cashew fried farro

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Let’s just put it out there: winter 2013 was total wash. My brain went through a huge creative hibernation. While some lovely savory and sweet items happened, most of my cooking just felt... READ MORE

toasty, tipsy banana cream pie

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A week ago, I had the pleasure of joining six wonderful bloggers in a Walkers Shortbread extravaganza. We were given the challenge to create something with shortbread that fell into the pie, tart,... READ MORE

salt & vinegar potatoes

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Oh friends, I never meant to neglect you. Two months of radio silence out of nowhere. Summer was great, fall is lovely, and life is back to its breakneck speed. Since talking about... READ MORE