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Category Archives: Pies/Tarts

As I Am | Apple Galette

As I Am | Apple Galette

It’s safe to say that every time I have a dinner party, I want to write about it here. And it makes sense, right? I love cooking for myself, and for me and Ben, but there’s something special, something entirely distinct, that happens when you sit down at home with a bunch of people you […]

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Peach Cobbler and Other Summer Things

Peach Cobbler and Other Summer Things

Flipping through Nigel Slater’s Ripe is a regular pastime of mine when any new fruit hits the market—especially during summertime, when the varieties seem infinite. It’s not that I’m at a loss of what to do. On the contrary, I’m very happy eating peaches out of hand over the sink, believe a fig is best alongside some […]

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For Many Reasons | Yeasted Fig & Goat Cheese Tart

For Many Reasons | Yeasted Fig & Goat Cheese Tart

I’d long dreamt of making this tart, probably ever since I spotted it in the pages of Plenty More. Figs! Goat cheese! Almonds! Herbs! Gorgeous yeasted pastry! It’s certainly a beauty, and Yotam Ottolenghi always gets this sort of thing right. The vision sat patiently in my head (and on a scrap of paper along with several other culinary delights that […]

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to brighten any dark day

to brighten any dark day

It’s a funny moment, this, with so much of the country huddled in blankets to stay warm, and those of us here in California grateful for the sun but cheering on the rain for the sake of our farmers and the crops and the thirsty ground. I have no idea what season I’m in, utterly […]

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the familiar rustle

the familiar rustle

Though the change of seasons isn’t dramatic in the Bay Area, I’ve been noticing the familiar rustle of fallen leaves skipping across the sidewalks in the wind. It started a few weeks ago, just when I had begun hoping for it, and the tightness in my chest—from stress, from worry—relaxed at the familiar sound. I […]

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