February 2013

Photo Essay: A Snowy Central Park, New York City

February 28, 2013
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I know it’s ridiculous but one thing I really miss, living in San Francisco, is snow. Sure I don’t miss having to shovel the driveway or having to scrape out the car or falling down on the sidewalk because you don’t even notice the ice glaze on it.  But to wake up after a snow […]

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Honey and Thyme British Style Scones

February 25, 2013
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There’s a subplot in a Sex and the City episode where Samantha sneaks into the New York Soho House, an exclusive member’s only club, with a stolen membership car to gain access to their pool. Obviously things don’t end well in that episode for Samantha but I was rather oblivious to the exclusivity of the […]

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Dark Chocolate Sweet Potato Bread Pudding for Sweet Potato Day

February 21, 2013
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Sometimes I get a random idea for a baked good and I get super excited about it. I think to myself, this has to be the most ORIGINAL. IDEA. EVER. And then I make the mistake of checking Google. Damn you Google. You ruin everything. It turns out that my little brilliant idea for Sweet […]

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Happy President’s Day!

February 18, 2013
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Happy President’s Day everyone! I’ll be back on Thursday with a very special recipe, but for today, I’m taking a break from the computer.

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Photo Essay: Fashion Week NY, 2013

February 14, 2013
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“What is she wearing?” whispered a friend of mine at dinner, as we stared at the woman across the restaurant wearing a backless shirt and black bra. It’s not that it was an unattractive ensemble, but it did seem a little inappropriate mid-February, especially since the weatherman had predicted the snowpocalyse of Storm [...]

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Gluten Free Chocolate Shortbread Sandwich Cookies with Salted Butterscotch Filling for Your Valentine’s Day

February 11, 2013
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“What?!? I had no idea that you were gluten free too…” I said to my friend Ilysia when I was visiting New York for the Roger Smith Cookbook Conference. It seems more and more of my friends are giving up gluten for health reasons and Ilysia was one of them. She asked me [...]

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Photo Essay: Yosemite National Park, Part 2

February 7, 2013
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I wasn’t joking when I mentioned in my granola post that you can randomly point a camera in any direction and still get a great picture at Yosemite National Park. The fact that AJ and I walked away (limped actually, as we had a few blisters from our cheap hiking boots) from our [...]

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Open Faced Brown Butter Spiced Apple Pie

February 4, 2013
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“I can’t believe you aren’t even going to watch the Super Bowl! We’re in it! It’s as if the city of San Francisco won the MacArthur Grant!” exclaimed my friend Peter as I tried to explain to him for the umpteenth time that I had NO interest in football. In truth, as a [...]

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