Posts Tagged: Baking

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Red Velvet If You Please

“What happens when people open their hearts?” “They get better.” – Haruki Murakami What’s with red velvet cake? Not to cast aspersions on those who live for the stuff—including my darling friend, Rima, who worships at the cathedral of Red

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Red Velvet If You Please

“What happens when people open their hearts?” “They get better.” – Haruki Murakami What’s with red velvet cake? Not to cast aspersions on those who live for the stuff—including my darling friend, Rima, who worships at the cathedral of Red

Gourmet Rhapsody

“Pastries . . . can only be appreciated to the full extent of their subtlety when they are not eaten to assuage our hunger, when the orgy of their sugary sweetness is not destined to full some primary need but

Gourmet Rhapsody

“Pastries . . . can only be appreciated to the full extent of their subtlety when they are not eaten to assuage our hunger, when the orgy of their sugary sweetness is not destined to full some primary need but

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Tea With A Twist

For our Christmas tea with a twist, I served a spearmint incarnation of a delicate green tea burst with notes of passion fruit that I discovered in an unassuming little tea shop in Le Marais. Thrilled to finally put my Moroccan tea set to use, I imagined the choice was apropos because Jesus was middle eastern wasn’t he?

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Tea With A Twist

For our Christmas tea with a twist, I served a spearmint incarnation of a delicate green tea burst with notes of passion fruit that I discovered in an unassuming little tea shop in Le Marais. Thrilled to finally put my Moroccan tea set to use, I imagined the choice was apropos because Jesus was middle eastern wasn’t he?

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It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year: Rhubarb Season

Rhubarb season is notoriously short– well at least it is in Georgia, given that it is not grown here. I believe the season lasts approximately 12 hours: you blink and it is gone. For this reason, once I catch wind of rhubarb’s return, strawberry rhubarb pie (and other such strawberry-rhubarb dalliances) must happen.

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It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year: Rhubarb Season

Rhubarb season is notoriously short– well at least it is in Georgia, given that it is not grown here. I believe the season lasts approximately 12 hours: you blink and it is gone. For this reason, once I catch wind of rhubarb’s return, strawberry rhubarb pie (and other such strawberry-rhubarb dalliances) must happen.

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Tarte aux Questches

  My dear friend and I have a weekly sunday brunch that is only ever cancelled by fire and brimstone (or if one of us is traveling out of town, which is often). Yesterday we moved brunch to my place

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Tarte aux Questches

  My dear friend and I have a weekly sunday brunch that is only ever cancelled by fire and brimstone (or if one of us is traveling out of town, which is often). Yesterday we moved brunch to my place

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Tête-à-Tarte

Rosettes of nectarine slices elevate this tart from a delectable delight to a visual feast   Memorial day presented the perfect opportunity to practice masochism by tart. I’ve made this tart twice before. The first time, as far as I recall,

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Tête-à-Tarte

Rosettes of nectarine slices elevate this tart from a delectable delight to a visual feast   Memorial day presented the perfect opportunity to practice masochism by tart. I’ve made this tart twice before. The first time, as far as I recall,

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Rosemary Orange Blossom Shorbread Biscuits

There is constantly a war in my head about whether to use the american term, “cookie” or the word “biscuit”, which is what I grew up calling the morsels of fat, flour, sugar and eggs that is a cookie/biscuit. I

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Rosemary Orange Blossom Shorbread Biscuits

There is constantly a war in my head about whether to use the american term, “cookie” or the word “biscuit”, which is what I grew up calling the morsels of fat, flour, sugar and eggs that is a cookie/biscuit. I

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Infiniment Spritz

    What’s Christmas without your classic Spritz cookie? My Wilton Cookie Press arrived a little later than planned so I didn’t get to start churning these beauties out until just a few days ago. The press itself is not stellar, but it

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Infiniment Spritz

    What’s Christmas without your classic Spritz cookie? My Wilton Cookie Press arrived a little later than planned so I didn’t get to start churning these beauties out until just a few days ago. The press itself is not stellar, but it

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Sticky Toffee Pudding

I offered to make my friend E sticky toffee pudding and she retorted, “Dude that sounds gross! Don’t make that!” I made it all the same (because oburacy is my thing) and brought her a hearty helping of this specimen

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Sticky Toffee Pudding

I offered to make my friend E sticky toffee pudding and she retorted, “Dude that sounds gross! Don’t make that!” I made it all the same (because oburacy is my thing) and brought her a hearty helping of this specimen

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Fancy Ass Snickerdoodles!

“These fancy ass Snickerdoodles you gave me are so delicious,” gushed my friend. He was talking about the Rum, Cinnamon and Ginger sugar cookies I dreamt up at the behest of another friend who informed me some weeks back: “You

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Fancy Ass Snickerdoodles!

“These fancy ass Snickerdoodles you gave me are so delicious,” gushed my friend. He was talking about the Rum, Cinnamon and Ginger sugar cookies I dreamt up at the behest of another friend who informed me some weeks back: “You