Category Archives: Not pie

the one and only √©clair

After the recent mini meringue burgers aka macarons, it seems we have a theme going here with this week’s mini vanilla creme corn dogs. I never thought I would compare delicate French pastries to American fast food favorites, but the … Continue reading

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the mighty macaron

Thanks to chef de cuisine¬† Timothy Vollmer for being so adventurous with baking and for allowing me into your cozy kitchen as your sous chef for this expedition and to ogle your impressive selection of cookbooks. First, just to get … Continue reading

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chocolate chip pumpkin loaf

Two weeks ago I was a very unsuspecting Californian caught up in a Polar Vortex in Ohio. This week I am a very concerned Californian caught up in the effects of the driest year on record since records first became … Continue reading

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persimmon walnut bread

A few years ago I found out the hard way that certain varieties of persimmon can leave your mouth temporarily numb if eaten before they’re completely ripe. These are the hachiya and gyombo varieties and I will never make the … Continue reading

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oatmeal cherry chocolate chip cookies

Baking, I have thankfully discovered, is like riding a bicycle. Even after a too-long hiatus it is possible, and actually quite easy, to slip right back into the old momentum. And just like any reunion, it is oh so sweet. … Continue reading

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orange zucchini bread

So much can change in a year. So much inevitably does. We grow, we learn, we try new things, we shed old skin and step into new. Sometimes a year makes us stronger, sometimes it feels like it has blindsided … Continue reading

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blueberry nectarine crumb bars

With a two-month trip to Kenya fast approaching, I’m finding myself struggling to stay on top of everything while manically frying, baking, blending, and cooking my way through the copious fresh fruits and vegetables I’ve purchased in the past couple … Continue reading

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