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Rustic Almond Apple Cake with sherry and rosemary

At a Spanish restaurant not long ago, the most delicious dessert (of the many I tried) was surprisingly simple: creamy vanilla ice cream with sherry poured over the top. The sherry was so fragrant, caramely and warming, I knew it … Continue reading

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Fruit-filled Almond Cookies with Fresh Grapes, Cranberries or Blueberries

This recipe started with a meditation on a grape. I’d been enjoying sweet, crisp grapes in the height of their season, and wondered what I could do to celebrate them in the form of dessert. After all, good grapes deserve … Continue reading

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Birthday Cakes and Baking Tips

I started a new job a couple of weeks ago, and I think it’s safe to say that baking has kept me (somewhat) sane.  When I come home from work and get messy in the kitchen, I forget about all … Continue reading

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Sweet Sesame Matzah Bars

You don’t have to be Jewish or even to have participated in a Passover seder to be familiar with matzah. Also spelled matzoh, mazto, or matza, it’s technically bread, despite its similarity to crackers (which I can’t help calling them). … Continue reading

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Cranberry Quince Skillet Tart with Orange and Sweet Almond

I’ve come to think of quince as a sort of magical fruit.  It starts out fuzzy like a peach, growing on a fragrant plant that’s apparently also cultivated for its flowers.  A bowl of quince sitting on your counter will … Continue reading

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