Browsing All posts tagged under »baking«

British – LA

October 6, 2013


Sticky Toffee Pudding is basically everything I could want in a dessert.  It has the richness of dates (good Medjool dates).  It’s moist, crumbly and great warm or cold (good for breakfast, straight out the fridge.)  As we enter into fall entertaining, this is a great make ahead dish.  To save the calories and cut […]

Spanish – LA

July 8, 2013


I’m not supposed to like processed foods.  I should tell you that I only shop at farmers markets, create all my snacks from scratch and have never eaten a hot dog. There are some things that are just delicious or nostalgic or both that I happen to love.  Butterscotch Krimpets from Tasty Kake, street pretzels, […]

Corn – LA

March 5, 2013


While living in Boston, I was lucky enough to discover Flour, an incredible bakery in the South End.  Totally worth the hype.  World-famous banana bread.  Unreal sticky buns.  I’ve always coveted the cookbook, and I was lucky enough to receive it as a gift. I was immediately attracted to their corn muffin recipe.  They’re not […]

Popcorn – LA

December 28, 2012


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 – LA

December 13, 2012


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 – LA

December 3, 2012


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 […]

Rhubarb – NYC

July 12, 2012


Nothing washes down a big meal better (besides a great bottle of summer vino) than some baked concoction of summer fruit. Believe it or not but before today I hadn’t actually baked with rhubarb before. Its a celery looking fruit that is one of those fruits and veggies that falls into the category of “………but […]