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Thai Tea Parfait Tart with Almond Crunch Crust and Lemon Mascarpone

This tart is sweet and salty, creamy and crunchy, tannic and, well, tart. It tastes like Thai iced tea with an almond cornflake crust and dollops of lemon mascarpone on top. Our friends Traci and Dan were having a garden party and they were making David Chang’s Momofuku pork which was succulent with a gorgeous crispy …

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Maple Nut Granola, big-clustered goodness

This granola has been a breakfast staple for me for years. I’ve made more batches of it than I can count. It has evolved slowly as I’ve figured out how to make it the big-clustered, not-too-sweet, crunchy-but-not-so-hard-it-scrapes-the-roof-of-my-mouth cereal I crave. There are, if I count correctly, approximately eleventy-billion versions of granola out there. People add …

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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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