Category Archives: Desserts

SUNDAY BAKING: NEWLY MINTED BROWNIES and THE REST OF WINTER

When Epiphany slipped past a few days ago, the Holidays were Officially Over. Whereupon we began the long slog through The Rest of Winter. It’s going to give us lots of time to think over resolutions we’ve perhaps made, should … Continue reading

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THE DAY IN PICTURES: THE LONGEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR

It’s fitting, I suppose that the year’s longest night brings a close to a stretch of the longest weeks of the year.  At work, we’ve been awash in Christmas parties ever since the weekend directly following Thanksgiving.  When all is … Continue reading

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SALTED LAVENDER-ROSEMARY SHORTBREAD

My connection to the 4th of July picnic people yielded me an invitation to a reception at their house here in town organized by a local environmental group.  When I responded to the invitation, I asked if I could bring something to … Continue reading

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DAVID LEBOVITZ’S ROASTED FIGS

“FIGS!” I exclaimed out loud the other day when I came upon a display of them at the grocery store.  My outburst startled a woman near me, but instead of subtly side-stepping away as many do when I talk to … Continue reading

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MINI FRUIT TARTS

These were high on my list when I kept an eye out for cherry vendors on the way home the other day.  I pulled a disk of flaky pie dough from the freezer last night and let it thaw in … Continue reading

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UPDATE: FIRE ON ICE

Lychee-Tepin Ice Cream Over Thai Basil Granita has turned up in Marx Foods’s Fire on Ice recipe contest.  We were challenged to develop recipes uniting spice with ice.  When all was said and done and several experiments consumed, the one that … Continue reading

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FIRE ON ICE: LYCHEE-TEPIN ICE CREAM OVER THAI BASIL GRANITA

The lovely people at the fantastic Marx Foods in Seattle sent me a bounteous box of various dried chiles with which to experiment.  The only proviso was that whatever I did with them must be simultaneously hot and cold.  Really … Continue reading

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AFTERNOON DELIGHT: AFFOGATO

Delight, among other things, may be in the eye of the beholder.  A few days ago I actually passed up my morning espresso because I couldn’t stand the thought of anything hot – from the stove to the steaming cup. … Continue reading

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MOCHA CRÈME FRAÎCHE BARS

Remember the crème fraîche ice cream of a few days ago?  Well, this morning it was already so hot very early that coffee just didn’t taste good, and I had some left over.  That is extremely rare for me.  Rather … Continue reading

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CRÈME FRAÎCHE ICE CREAM

I’ve been mulling this one over for some time, and now that the I’ll-eat-anything-as-long-as-it’s-cold days are here, I decided it needed to see the light of day.  And the inside of my freezer. I made a batch of crème fraîche … Continue reading

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