Posted in March 2013

boozed banana bread

boozed banana bread

Sure, bananas are sweet enough to stand alone. And banana bread has always been mild-mannered and unassuming; sometimes playing the part of a pseudo-breakfast for the pastry-inclined, other times accompanying a coffee in the late afternoon and even standing in for dessert. And why not? It’s sweet and almost never dry. Its flavors are simple … Continue reading

vanilla-pear galette with orange-scented crust

vanilla-pear galette with orange-scented crust

The funny part about living in Paris (and New York, too,) is that you will find that sometimes, you won’t be charmed. You might even, for a time, arrive at maddening dislike. Paris is the place that everyone is supposed to love (and as the tightly held expectation will have it: where everyone thinks they … Continue reading

Swiss chard-walnut pesto

Swiss chard-walnut pesto

It’s just three days shy of spring… and still, it’s snowy and the tips of trees, with their tight buds, are reluctant to spring open. But, my taste buds are aching for the light and fresh!  Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been loving the brooding brew of thick dark meats cooked with portly sauces and I’ve … Continue reading

maple-mascarpone frosted carrot cake

maple-mascarpone frosted carrot cake

I spent last year in Paris and ever since I’ve been looking for that city at home. I know that people say Paris and New York are nothing alike. You might say that my pet project is a futile one, or that the two cities should never be made to sit side by side. Maybe … Continue reading