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Category Archives: Pies/Tarts

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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of sheer joy

of sheer joy

It’s that time of year when, like clockwork, we begin fretting about summer’s imminent end. Worries abound: we’ve not hiked enough, or eaten sufficient amounts of ice cream, or spent all that many evenings sitting on porches as we’d intended. Fall is coming, and with it, cool breezes and school for the little ones and no […]

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the in between: simplest jam tart

the in between: simplest jam tart

Last week, Ben and I ate our first ice cream of the season, sitting on a bench wearing sandals and shorts and listening to the noise of the neighborhood as people emerged from their winter hibernation, spilling onto the sidewalks and making up rather quickly for the long quiet of winter. It feels as though winter […]

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