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Lemon Buttermilk Bundt Cakes with Meyer Lemon Ginger Curd

Today was a good day for Wellington boots. It was warm here. And sunny. I went outside without my coat for the first time this year. The spring thaw seems to have begun. The snow piles lining the sidewalks have dwindled, and the melt has turned long stretches of the sidewalks themselves into ankle-deep reservoirs. …

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Chocolate Olive Oil Buckwheat Cakes

When I was a kid, I couldn’t get enough chocolate. It was, easily, my favorite flavor. Death by chocolate, molten lava cakes, chocolate ice cream topped with hot fudge sauce: they were the desserts I dreamed about. In my mind chocolate plus chocolate plus chocolate could only be improved with more chocolate. Now I tend …

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Simple comforts: mini caramelized apple crumbles for two

It is apple season again. Time for pie and cider and eating out of hand. Time for wondering where these variously charming and exotic names of these heirlooms and hybrids came from: cox orange pippin, jonafree, fameuse, sunrise. I think of apples as a comfort fruit. I like them prepared simply. A bit of sugar, …

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Into the oven: plum nectarine almond tart

September is back. And I find, still, that I miss school. I miss the stuff of it. It’s been too many years since I’ve bought school supplies. No crisp clean notebooks, no colored pencils, no folders, no protractors, no scientific calculators. No Trapper Keepers. There is hardly any Velcro in my life. I miss the …

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