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Lemon Rosemary Olive Oil Cake with Blackberry Curd and Mascarpone Buttercream

Lemon Rosemary Olive Oil Cake with Blackberry Curd and Mascarpone Buttercream

Over the past year, I have occasionally gotten Instagram comments or DMs asking me if I sell my baked goods anywhere. My response has always been “LOL I’m just a home baker.” Which I am. But, for some reason, when I received a message a […]

Red Currant-Vanilla Panna Cotta Tart

Red Currant-Vanilla Panna Cotta Tart

There is already a rhubarb panna cotta tart recipe on this blog. Yes, this is another panna cotta tart. And yes, it’s another PINK panna cotta tart at that. But, after I posted a picture of this red currant-vanilla panna cotta variation on Instagram, someone […]

My Mother’s Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

My Mother’s Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

I once read an article about starting a food blog that included some advice on content, including the entreaty: “Ask yourself, does the internet really need another banana bread recipe?” I read that sentence somewhat abashedly. Even at that early stage in this blog’s development, […]

Strawberry, Rhubarb, and Rose Galette in Cream Cheese Crust

Strawberry, Rhubarb, and Rose Galette in Cream Cheese Crust

This galette was one of those last-minute, improvised bakes that happily turned out quite delicious. And yes, I know I’ve been posting an enormous number of rhubarb-filled recipes, but, what can I say? I’m obsessed. The first time I baked this, my crust was not […]

Strawberry-Rhubarb Buttermilk Bundt with Rhubarb Cream Cheese Glaze

Strawberry-Rhubarb Buttermilk Bundt with Rhubarb Cream Cheese Glaze

This is my favorite bundt cake. Actually, it may be my favorite cake, period. I know that’s a strong statement, but this bundt is really marvelous: sweet but not too sweet, tender, tangy, and filled with strawberries and my favorite spring ingredient–yes, rhubarb. And then […]

Vegan, Gluten-Free Chocolate “Caramel” Tart

Vegan, Gluten-Free Chocolate “Caramel” Tart

This chocolate “caramel” tart was born of a desire to redeem myself after a baking fail. It was Passover, but I had found some lovely pink rhubarb at the market and couldn’t get the idea of a rhubarb tart out of my head. I decided […]

Mini Pavlovas with Rhubarb, Kaffir Lime, and Coconut Cream

Mini Pavlovas with Rhubarb, Kaffir Lime, and Coconut Cream

These mini pavlovas with rhubarb, kaffir lime, and coconut cream were created with a Passover Seder in mind. There are actually a lot of Passover-friendly desserts. Last year, for instance, for an unfortunately Passover-timed going away party, I made some Ottolenghi chocolate almond tea cakes […]

Peanut Butter-Banana Brownies

Peanut Butter-Banana Brownies

To be honest, I’m not sure what put the idea for these peanut butter-banana brownies into my head. A couple of weeks ago, I had some overripe bananas sitting on my counter, and my plan was to turn them into chocolate chip banana bread. Then, […]