Persimmons. They have to be my favorite fall fruit! When left to ripen persimmons are exceptionally sweet. They are full of beta-carotene, vitamin c and potassium. However, you need to know that there are two types of persimmons … [read more]
Archive for the ‘Cupcakes and Muffins’ Category
As a child, my life was chaotic. Our little house in Winchester housed an offset-litho printing press in the front room which clanked and groaned as it churned out another fresh batch of anarchist literature. These posters were designed by my gifted, idealistic mother, for the crusty youths (who lounged on the sparse and uncomfortable furniture) to fly-post around the genteel town as it slept unawares … [read more]
The shock and hurt of losing a loved one has been tempered by the sweet memories of times shared with him. Some people may think us crass, but laughter is indeed the best medicine. Would our brother have wanted us to sit around and pound on our chests, wailing over our loss, or would he rather watch us from above sharing stories and laughter, jokes and fond memories? … [read more]
From Life’s a Feast
When I worked at this chocolate cafe, we in the pastry kitchen were responsible for baking up all sorts of chocolate-intensive treats, as well as making the chocolate drinks that were the specialty of the house.
From classic hot chocolate to mochas to bicerins, we made the mixes for the drinks in the kitchen, and they never seemed to last long enough before we’d have to make a new batch … [read more]
From Dessert First
I apologize if you end up here looking for Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White or Lady Di cupcakes. Maybe another time. Today, I’m talking about a tiny tiny version of the princesstårta, or simply princess cake.
This pretty confection was invented in the 30’s by Jenny Åkerström, a famous cook, to pay homage to Margaretha, Märtha e Astrid, the three Swedish princesses. … [read more]
From The Cookie Shop
You know what always makes me twitchy with envy? Hearing people talk about how they just have sooo many zucchini or tomatoes or whatever from their garden, and they just don’t know what to do with it all.
Also: Give them to me.
I live in an apartment. There are no raised beds and no compost bins. There isn’t enough sunlight for container plants. I can’t even keep herbs because the cats eat them … [read more]