Category Archives: Desserts and other sweets

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Saffron Coconut Sablés

Saffron Coconut Sablés (butter cookies) encrusted with nuts This year’s new Christmas cookie is another one for the more sophisticated palette, as addictive as your favorite homey cookies of yore but also perfect to serve at the end of an … Continue reading

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Stonefruit Almond Cake

Plums, peaches, nectarines, cherries, and berries. With frequent visitor both planned and spontaneous, plus picnics and BBQs with friends, seasonal desserts  featuring fresh local fruit are a great treat – just add ice cream. And as evenings are getting cooler … Continue reading

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Raspberry Oscar Cake

Sunday night of a cold weekend, having stayed in both days doing the usual winter weekend activities, which, despite my promise to myself to take weekends off, turned out to be late breakfasts, David drawing and me working on editing … Continue reading

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Cornmeal Lemon Cake

  An upside down skillet cake made with yogurt This upside down cake combines the sticky, crunchiness of a sugar-glaze with  cornmeal and lemon made extra moist with yogurt.  The intensity of citrus can be enhanced with lemon extract. Without … Continue reading

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Blue-ribbon cherry almond biscotti

Biscotti have become ubiquitous. They are easy to make, store well and lend themselves to dipping in both coffee and chocolate. I don’t know why I started baking biscotti. Had you asked me back then I would have said I … Continue reading

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Strawberry Layer Cake

Easter is here and May day is next week. Strawberry season is just about a month away. It’s time to finish up the 2010 strawberry jam in the pantry and make room for the new jam jars. I spent the … Continue reading

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Build me up buttercup

March flew by with a crazy schedule as I was preparing for the Greenwich Training for Transition weekend. 32 people came to the village to immerse themselves in the Transition model for building community resilience and reducing the carbon footprint. … Continue reading

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