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Lemon-Mascarpone Layer Cake with Edible Flowers

Over Christmas break I stopped by to see my old high school friend Claire. As I was leaving, she offered me lemons from her overflowing tree. My first instinct was to decline, since I was staying with my parents and had no interest in shlepping random lemons back home with me in my already-overstuffed car….

TWD: Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

Hello, little blog. It’s been awhile. You’ve probably missed me, since the last post was about New Year’s Eve and it’s now the middle of January. You’ve been sitting around feeling unfashionably behind the times. I’m sorry. I haven’t missed you too much, since I’ve been doing lots of traveling and LOTS of dessert eating….

Tarts Worth Writing About

I’ve had a few summer posts lurking around waiting to be completed, and now that it’s October the time for fresh berry desserts has almost passed! Quickly, quickly now… It all started with a new kitchen in a new apartment in a new city. Or rather… A sweet pistachio tart crust in a new kitchen…

A Tale of Two Tarts

Lately I’ve been making a lot of Monets. No, I haven’t taken up impressionist painting. I mean “Monets” in the Clueless sense of the word. Desserts that look amazing, but upon closer inspection–or tasting–leave something to be desired. This is tragic for a number of reasons–wasted hours and ingredients, for instance–but the biggest disappointment is…

Baklava Fingers & Spiced Orange Sorbet

Until recently, I’ve never given honey too much thought. My father worked as a beekeeper when he was younger, which meant that he was full of entertaining stories about bee shenanigans–including a dark time when a hive “went rogue” and made their own queen–and our pantry was always full of his honey. Jeopardy trivia break:…

TWD: Kumquat-Chocolate Tart

This week’s recipe for Tuesdays with Dorie was supposed to be a chocolate raspberry tart, but I couldn’t bring myself to buy fresh raspberries this week. Not because they’re hard to find (although they are) or expensive (although they REALLY are) but because they’re out of season and that is no longer allowed. I’m currently…

Brownie Cookies, the Best of Both Worlds

First off, a bit of business. My Oh Nuts! giveaway ended last night, and the winner, as chosen by the random number generator, was lucky number 17: Caroline of Sweet Caroline. So Caroline, email me your contact information and I’ll get the gift certificate sent your way! Speaking of nuts and dried fruit and yumminess,…

TWD: Lime Cream Meringue Tarts

For some reason, motivating myself to make these lime meringue tarts was like pulling teeth this week. No, scratch that. Making these tarts was like visiting your tiresome Great Aunt Gladys for the holidays. You don’t want to do it, but you feel a great sense of obligation, and you imagine the pangs of guilt…

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