Tag Archives: autumn

Cut-Out Turkeys: Hazelnut Brown Sugar Cookies

There’s something funny about decorating with turkeys for Thanksgiving, if you ask me.  For one, they’re generally not too cute; plus, their very carcasses are the center of the momentous meal.  But for some reason, I bought a turkey cookie … Continue reading

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Sunroot Spice Cake

Until about a week ago, a stalk of bright yellow flowers peered over my fence from next door.  The blossoms were reminiscent of sunflowers but smaller, and they really towered high at close to ten feet.  On the day the … Continue reading

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Orange Cocoa Springerle

Poking around at an estate sale a few weeks ago, I found that things seemed picked-over for the most part.  But just when I was about ready to leave empty-handed, I saw a familiar looking wall hanging in the corner … Continue reading

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Fresh Tomato Spice Cake

It’s been hard not to notice the abundance of tomatoes in season lately.  I’ve seen vibrant varieties of colors and shapes at farmers markets, grocery stores, and gardens of green-thumbed friends.  They whisper that summer is sneaking away as the … Continue reading

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At the Opposite of Autumn: Apple Cookies

I realize we’re at the opposite point on the calendar from apple season, but I can’t help thinking of my favorite time of year amid this relentless rain. After all, the warmest time in Berkeley tends to be autumn: weeks … Continue reading

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