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Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf Cake

There’s a special place in my heart for loaf cakes. They’re unfussy and unassuming. They don’t demand layers and decoration and all of the foofaraw that can go along with a serious baking project. They don’t demand a special occasion. They’re suitable for dessert, portable for picnics, and a great excuse for sweet snacking. If …

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Asparagus Pizza, with (or without) prosciutto

There’s something hopeful about asparagus season. It means things are growing again. Things we can eat. And these days, I’ll grab hold of any bit of hope I can find. In-season asparagus is something special. When you get it soon after it’s harvested, it’s sweet and mild and so much better than the stuff that’s …

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Makrut Lime Leaf Cake with lemon and a lime icing

This makrut lime leaf cake is the result of an idea that had been percolating in my brain for years. I love citrus flavors in desserts. (Like these meyer lemon ginger mousses or this strawberry pavlova with mezcal and lime or this not-quite-citrus-but-similar-in-spirit passion fruit tart.) And I’ve always loved the aromatic, citrusy, just-slightly-floral fragrance …

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Strawberry Crumb Bars with lemon and coriander

Sometimes you want a fruit dessert that isn’t as much fuss as a pie, is more easy to share with limited utensils than a crisp or a crumble, and definitely doesn’t involve the chilling and rolling and folding of individual turnovers (even if strawberry rhubarb turnovers or strawberry rhubarb crisp with oat flour can be …

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Baked Sweet Potatoes stuffed with Marinated Feta

This baked sweet potato stuffed with marinated feta is perfectly balanced between hot and cold, sweet and salty, creamy and crunchy, bright and mellow. It’s a spin on a stuffed baked potato. But this time it’s a sweet potato, and the filling takes a turn for the Mediterranean with salty olives and tangy feta and …

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