Tag Archives: breakfast

Coffee and Spirits: The Firelit Cake

For me, there’s not much better than a good cup of coffee.  So when I was given a bottle of Firelit Coffee Liqueur recently, I was quick to open it and inhale its superior scent: sweet, strong and surely made … 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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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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Herbal Apricot Bars

When we got back from our trip a few weeks ago, I was quick to head to one of my favorite produce stores and pick up some colorful, ripe treats. Amid the array of crunchy, fresh options at the market, … Continue reading

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From Market to Skillet (Cake): The Lure of Cherries

On a recent visit to my local farmers market, I fell into a familiar rapture.  Enjoying the late-day sun and the soft breeze from the bay, I strolled around soaking up the lively chatter, vivid colors, and the fact that … Continue reading

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Beyond Breakfast: Granola, the Cookie

Some see granola as a cereal to be topped with milk. For others, it’s a yogurt topping or an accompaniment for fruit. There are purists who simply eat it like popcorn. And then there are those of us plagued with … Continue reading

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Learning to Love Lavender (Biscotti)

When I posted a rosemary cookie recipe online last summer, a sweet commenter suggested that I use lavender as an ingredient in the future. I was thrilled to have a recommendation, and I loved the idea of it. After all, … Continue reading

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