Category Archives: Vegan

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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mulberry apple mint pie

Recently I had the pleasure of visiting and falling in love with a new continent. Granted, I only saw a very tiny fraction of a very tiny fraction of it, but Australia had me at hello (and efficient public transportation). … Continue reading

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plum, pluot & strawberry pie w/coconut whole wheat crust

It’s been a long time since I produced a pie. This one felt good, even though I improvised and didn’t have much of a plan. I decided to cut a lot of the sugar and all of the butter, so … Continue reading

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vegan nectarine lavender pie

What a lovely lavender-filled pie this is. The lavender is only a hint, but it’s just enough to give this pie a unique and sophisticated character. Using as many nectarine varieties as I could get my hands on also contributed … Continue reading

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vegan thumbprint cookies

Until baking this recipe I had never seen so many tiny cookies in my entire life. I lost count after awhile, but I think it may have been close to 10 dozen batches that came out of this recipe. I … Continue reading

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