Chocolate Spice Tea Cakes: Fair Trade for Mother’s Day

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A recipe for rich mini tea cakes spiced with cinnamon, cardamom, and chocolate tea leaves. These are begging to be made for tea time or a breakfast brunch.Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. – Marcel Proust The alarm clock blares […]

Lavender Lemon Sablé Cookies

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A recipe for rich, decadent sablé cookies with a bright lemon and lavender glaze.I carry you with me into the world, into the smell of rain and the words that dance between people, and for me, it will always be this way, walking in the light, remembering being alive together. -Brian Andreas This weekend I […]

Lemon Meringue Éclairs: Baking as Therapy

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A recipe for lemon meringue éclairs where choux pastries are filled with lemon pastry cream rather than vanilla, and for their topping, they get a healthy pile of whipped meringue before being toasted under the broiler and then consumed en masse.My frustration falls, hot and warm, off my chin after leaving wet streaks down my […]

Upside Down Caramelized Pear and Almond Cake {Gluten-Free}

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Vanilla and brown sugar baked pears top this recipe for pear upside down cake. The bottom-turned-top boasts a soft, gluten-free almond cake with a light texture just firm enough to stand up to the caramelized pears.The sun shines warmer this week, evidenced by puddles that have replaced layers of ice pack and the softening snow. […]

Vanilla Raspberry Mini Meringue Kisses

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A recipe for crisp little vanilla raspberry meringues made into mini star-shaped kisses.Life is messy, made exponentially more so by children. Today one child stepped on a wayward grain of rice from packing lunch boxes, grinding it beneath his small heel straight into my relatively new area rug as he ran to brush his teeth. […]

Orange and Black Tea Olive Oil Shortbread Cookies

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A recipe for rich, olive oil shortbread cookies flavored with black tea and orange zest, rolled in sugar or with an orange glaze drizzled over the top.I cleared and wiped down the counter for the seventh time since waking up that morning, rinsing the washcloth under the scalding water and wringing it out. The dishwasher […]

Mascarpone Cardamom Crisps: Christmas Cookie Crunch Time

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Cardamom-kissed sugar flavors these mascarpone crisp cookie curls. Fragrant and reminiscent of both pastry and shortbread, these are a delightful addition to dessert served alongside a cup of coffee or tea.Thursday night I tucked my son in after explaining the virtues of gift-giving, teachers’ gifts for the last day of school before break slid into […]