Comfort Food & Cooking

It’s that time of year, full steam ahead. We’re heading into the holidays and, in short order, the end of the year. I’ll be honest, I’ve never really understood when people talk about how crappy a year was and how ready they are for a new year, a fresh start. Until now. This year has […]

Gin & Earl Grey Tea Cake

One of the perks of having a test kitchen in the office is that, under the right hands, it turns into something of a gift to the office. Our test kitchen is managed by someone who is as talented as she is considerate. And, in much the same way that the kitchen is often the […]

The only constant…

After a blogging hiatus and a year that has felt busy, intense, and changing (heck, the last week has felt that way!), I’ve spent some time thinking about this little project of mine. Why I started it (to write more and cook more), why I’ve tried to continue it (because it feels challenging and worthwhile), […]

Lemon Ginger Granola

Ok, I know it’s the holidays and I’m supposed to be making and posting about cookies, fudge, candies, and sweets. My excuse is simple: Meyer Lemons. The aromatic, delicate, distinctive lemon is a ray of sunshine in the bleak winter produce department. Simultaneously sweet and tart, I just knew that ginger and Meyer lemons were destined […]

Keeping up with the “to do” list

This summer has been fun and exciting, big on plans and short on time. Fear not, the wheels have continued spinning. But, what is there to do when you just can’t keep up with your own “to do” list? How about a quick recap of excuses and a few teasers of things to come… Much […]