Recipes

Ligurian focaccia

Here is my highly-requested recipe for Ligurian focaccia! Be sure to use the best-quality, mild tasting extra virgin olive oil you can find. The…

Vegan pancakes

You would never guess these fluffy, sweet pancakes are completely vegan. That’s right: no butter, no milk, no eggs to be found in this…

Turmeric Cutout Cookies

Who knew that turmeric would be so delicious in a cookie? The earthiness of the spice is tempered by the butter and sugar, and…

Peach Crumb Cake

This irresistibile peach crumb cake tastes like summer should. Half crumble, half cake, this dessert defies traditional dessert definitions and is in a category…

Cherry Pie

Cherry pie 2 cold pie crust disks, (recipe follows) 4 cups pitted fresh cherries (about 2 1/2 pounds unpitted) 3/4 cup (150 g) sugar…

Mustard-Seared Hamburgers

‘Tis the season for grilling! What better way to kick off my yearly BBQ marathon than with a good, old-fashioned hamburger? I used a…

Hand pies

Apricot Jam Hand Pies

I’ve made delicious hand pies in the past, but this recipe (adapted from Joy the Baker) trumps all that came before. The crust is…

Strawberry-Lemon Scones

There is a bit of confusion surrounding the definition of “scones” and (as usual) when there is any misunderstanding¬†within the English language, it’s America’s…

Asparagus and Radish Tarts

When I went to the market this week, I was overwhelmed by the signs of spring offered by every vendor: fresh peas, strawberries, friar’s…