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Desserts + Treats

Raspberry Macaroon Tart

I’m a rather organized, reasonable and strategic person… with a few specific exceptions: #1: Chocolate chip situations: I don’t measure them. I can’t explain it. Pastry chefs are the “brain surgeons” of the kitchen, required to abide by weights + measures so I know better,…

May 16, 2016

Milk Chocolate + Caramel Corn Candy Bars

All the things we do, and say, and think — they’re like little seeds that we plant out in the world. We may not be around to watch them sprout, but oh, be sure that they’re gonna grow.  I’ve been thinking about this a…

April 7, 2016

Root Beer Cake

“How can we ever possibly know the “realms” we live in if we don’t test the boundaries? If we don’t push the limits just a bit to see if the walls that surround us are perceived or true to form? To see what the…

March 4, 2016

Coconut + Vanilla Bean Birthday Cake

So you know by now that I celebrate my birthday for an entire month.  Let me clarify that I don’t do this to open up the door for a month to be showered with affection, celebration, and attention. On the contrary. This month is for…

February 10, 2016

My Darkest Chocolate Brownies

There was a time in my life when I spent 20-some hours a week training for Ironman. This time is so far in the past now that I can barely remember what it was like to have to pull myself from bed at 5am…

January 18, 2016

Homemade Maple Cream

It’s been a long while since a week got away from me, but this one did. You hopefully remember that I shared this Five Grain Seeded Soda Bread recipe with you last week? I promised a Maple Cream to go with it? Well, then I…

December 14, 2015

Maple-Pumpkin Crème Brûlée

Annnd, I’m back! (Annnd, to be honest, I never really left.) I’ve been right here the whole time, learning, and relearning some things that I thought I already knew. I’ve equated this relative reclusiveness here with learning to surf.  I do actually know something about it…

November 5, 2015

Triple Maple Ice Cream

As I said before, “Let your legs do the talking” was we had agreed last weekend when we rode 240-miles (primarily on dirt roads,) through Southern Vermont. No one was forcing us through this; it was a challenge we sought out on our own. We…

September 7, 2015

Tart + Sweet Apricot Semifreddo

As I type this, I’m sitting in the cool(ish)ness of the living room in a little stone house in Tuscany. We all woke up early, went for a long hilly bike ride to beat the heat, and came back with our elbows dripping with…

July 2, 2015