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Popcorn – NYC

December 28, 2012

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For the third year in a row, we were lucky enough to have all of our very best NYC friends and family over to our house (and Chris) to celebrate the best of the holiday season together. Our now-annual Christmas party brought all of our favorite NYC people together in one room to eat, drink, […]

Popcorn – LA

December 28, 2012

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Holidays are nuts.  There are the usual suspects–gift shopping, Christmas card writing and holiday parties.  On top of that, we’ve been preparing (read: procrastinating) for a 16-day trip to Kenya and Tanzania.  That doesn’t leave us too much time for festive baking. I did get to make a few holiday treats this year: cardamom palmiers […]

Herbs – NYC

December 13, 2012

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“Just make sure the scones are not dry…” were the words of wisdom from my husband prior to making our next baking challenge. “…will do.” Not dry, not dry, not dry. Scones are typically fairly dry, which is why they can be lathered with jam/preserves/clotted cream (if you so dare) until your heart is content. […]

Herbs – LA

December 13, 2012

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Whole wheat herb bread.  Warm, from the oven.  Slathered in olive-almond-sage tapenade.  You’re welcome. Erin, my lovely friend in San Francisco, seemed to always be making these fantastic breads.  Cheese bread, olive bread, cinnamon buns and more.  She made it look easy to just show up at brunch with a warm loaf of bread.  I […]

Nuts – NYC

December 3, 2012

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First off, apologies for the very long BB hiatus. Miss P and I were busy becoming Mrs. and Mrs. Now our nuptial celebrations are over and we are in full-on post-wedding depressions, we can focus on FAR more important things – baking. On our honeymoon, Butch and I consumed our weight in french baked goods. […]

Nuts – LA

December 3, 2012

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It’s usually hard to get in the holiday spirit in lala land.  Lately, it’s been chilly, rainy and downright gloomy, and I’m loving it.  I’m pretending it’s winter in a place that rarely slips below 50 degrees, even at night. A nontraditional, yet spectacular Thanksgiving spent in Joshua tree helped to set the mood with […]