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How to preserve lemons

Preserving lemons goes a bit like this: take something that was already plenty beautiful and functional, slice it open from one end to the other, force a large amount of salt into the cut, and then bottle it up to stew in its own mess for weeks with the expectation that what's inside will transform into something even better.  Life, anyone?  

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How to Roast Vegetables

The things we know like the back of our hands. The things we take for granted. The seemingly simple second nature routines. We all have them. I not-so-secretly wish...

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Strawberries & Cream Bomboloni

How sweet are these?

I made them for my best friend who held me while I cried and hyperventilated like a child before a needle-wielding nurse this morning.  We have birthdays just a few days apart.  Since I was out of town on the actual day and...

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Maple-Glazed Cinnamon Rolls

Sometimes I have to remind myself that Sundays are designed specifically for getting nothing done.  Sabbath.  Plans foiled in favor of rest.  It's Super Bowl Sunday.  There’s a party on the docket later but would it be horribly anti-social and sealing the deal on...

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Hazelnut Currant Pain d'Epi

I've been standing at my kitchen table with hot water in hand for the past hour just watching it rain.  Lost deep in thought about everything and nothing.  Savoring silence and stillness and a bit of solitude after a long work week...

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A Year-ish in Recipes

It’s been pretty quiet around here the last couple of weeks.  It’s hard to post things to the interwebs without internet access.  For that reason I'm generally the most loyal regular at the Starbucks on First Street around this time of year

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Peanut Butter Fudge Sandwich Cookies

I have this recurring dream.  I sleep hard and I sleep deep and as such I don't often remember dreams.  But I always remember this one.  I'm in an apartment.  My apartment (which is not my actual apartment but you know dreams) and it's organized chaos.  I'm trying to make the best of...

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Date Cake with Salted Toffee Sauce

I've never worked for a startup.  Being freelance and owning your own tiny solopreneur business is for sure start-up-esque.  But I've never worked for a start-up in the San Francisco tech industry way that a lot of my friends...

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How to Make the Perfect Pie Crust

Hint:  It involves the food processor.  Easy peas.  Because the last thing you need to be doing 24 hours before the Thanksgiving Day culinary crush is making a pie crust by hand.  Julia Child would agree.  If this post seems like...

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Pumpkin Spice Pinwheels with Cream Cheese Frosting

Gosh.  It's been a week, hasn't it?  The election aside I've been on-boarding back into real adult life after a week in Hawaii.  It's proving to be a lot more difficult than anticipated hence why this post is a few days late.  I'm sure we can all agree that this week has been a trying one...

Caramelized Apple & Cream Cheese Danish

Come in.  Please.  I'm extra excited about this one.  Welcome to my kitchen table.  That's it up there.  Seats four comfortably.  Six sardined.  It's a dream come true in a city studio.  I know there's a method to the madness when it comes to this super fancy camera...

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Homemade Candy Corn

Happiest almost Halloween!  Yesterday I was cooped up inside all day with a cold.  It was about a trillion degrees in here with the heat going, the tea kettle simmering, and the biggest pot I own filled with water and eucalyptus... 

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Pan-Roasted Carrots with Carrot Top Pesto

Not sure what the dialogue in your head is like when you wake up in the morning but mine goes something like this..."No, no, noooo.  Ugghhhhh.  Anxiety, you're seriously so predictable.  I feel like there's a 300 pound man sitting on my chest right now.  That would actually be...

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