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Category Archives: Desserts

Hello, Discomfort! | Blueberry Almond Cake

Hello, Discomfort! | Blueberry Almond Cake

Hello from Chicago, and from the uncomfortable in between! Moving, my friends, is no small feat, though any of you who’ve moved know that already. And, yes, I knew that, too, but it doesn’t make it easier, I’m sorry to say. We’re on the other side of what, to me, are the hardest parts: all […]

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The Next Next Adventure | Almond Rye Cake

The Next Next Adventure | Almond Rye Cake

I’m here today with cake and big news: Ben and I are moving to Chicago! It’s bittersweet and exciting and many other things—I’m full of all the feelings, and have been for months. I’ve lived not just in California but the Bay Area, Oakland and THIS apartment by Lake Merritt for seven years, years that […]

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Mostly in the Moment | Strawberry Tart

Mostly in the Moment | Strawberry Tart

Holiday weekend! It’s the “unofficial start to summer”! I’m here, therefore, with strawberries, dessert and a reminder to chill. I recently listened to this fantastic story on an old episode of The Moth, in which the writer Dan Kennedy recounts his experience going on assignment to Indonesia with scientists on the hunt for a giant […]

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Another Jam Tart for Springtime

Another Jam Tart for Springtime

Many years ago, early in this blog’s life, I wrote a series of posts that I called the in between, calling out the peculiarity of this time between winter and spring. I hold to my evaluation (though I’m embarrassed as anyone to look back at old writing, my youth laid bare on the page for all to read!). […]

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Even More Fanfare | Chocolate Fig Cake


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Even More Fanfare | Chocolate Fig Cake

This week, the market was overflowing with figs. It was an abundance I can’t recall seeing before—big crates packed with fat figs at multiple stalls, ripe and bursting, water balloon skins no longer able to hold in the jammy centers. My favorite fig purveyor let me assemble my own boxes, a pretty simple offer that put […]

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