Buckwheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have been waiting a long time to tell you about these cookies. They first came to me last spring, in one of the earliest emails exchanged between here and Nashville. Then came summer, fall, winter and a move to…

Orange Crostatas

I can’t believe it was almost a month ago already that I clicked through my Google Reader, the way I do most afternoons, and saw these gorgeous blood orange crostatas. We made them the following weekend, for our weekly Sunday…

Pear Custard Pie in Spelt Pie Crust

Once upon a time, a girl decided to surprise her boyfriend for the weekend. It’s a classic story: she booked a plane ticket, got his friends involved and, hardest of all, fought to keep from spilling the beans beforehand. There…

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

I’ve always liked pumpkin. I like the way it tastes. I like the way it looks. Mostly, I like the season it comes in, fall. The world just looks better this time of year, you know? The colors, the weather,…

Seattle Recap! (+ Pumpkin Muffins)

Fresh from four days in Seattle, I can tell you the city was both everything and nothing like I expected, the way most things we envision tend to be, the way you could also describe a certain pumpkin recipe I’d…

finally getting it now

I don’t remember the first time I ate a strawberry. Do you? I wonder if I liked it right away or if it took some time. I wonder if it was like tomatoes, where at first I hated the texture,…