November 2011

Musical Cake

27 November 2011
Television Cake

When I was a child, my parents took me to see musicals in San Francisco on a regular basis.  Clearly they loved musicals;  our hall closet’s shelves sagged with Broadway musical albums.  Once my parents scored tickets for a show, I’d beg for them to play that record for me nonstop.  Long before I put […]

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Sugar and Spice

23 November 2011
Gingerbread Doughnuts

Cold.  Rain.  Gloom. On top of the lovely weather, my husband was out of town at a conference. Eliza had departed on the 8:00 am ferry to go to a birthday party. Tessa and I clearly needed something to cheer our Saturday morning. Fortunately, I’d had the foresight to mix up a batch of doughnuts […]

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Apple Cake Obsession

16 November 2011
Apple Cake with Caramel Topping

I think we got a little overzealous gathering fruit from our recent Apple Raid to Shaw Island.  I’ve stocked my freezer with three apple pies-in-waiting.  I’ve baked sour cream apple muffins with streusel topping.  I’ve eaten my apple-a-day and then some. I’ve also made the same apple cake three times in a seven day stretch. […]

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Goat Cheese Redemption

10 November 2011
Goat Cheese Galette

This school year I’ve spent more than a little time making bread for my daughter Eliza’s sandwiches.  Tessa, my younger daughter — the one who wants to be a chef someday — refuses to eat sandwiches.  Because of this I often feel more than a little guilty about the minimal effort involved in producing her […]

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Apple Raid

4 November 2011
Apple Raid

I feel winter coming.  Every day we’re losing three-and-a-half minutes of sunlight.   I’m not happy about this.  I like sunlight. Aside from the shrinking days, I love fall.   Big leaf maples so orange they look afire, pumpkins guts smeared on my kitchen table, hot cocoa in the afternoons, and apples.  Lots of apples. One of my […]

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