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Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino with White Chocolate and the glories of early fall in San Francisco

October 1, 2012
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San Francisco is one of those wacky weather cities where it’s cold during the summertime and then (in theory) it starts to get warm right around August, September and October. This messes things up, as everyone I chat with on Twitter talks about how insanely hot it in July and I’m wearing sweaters and turning […]

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Gluten Free Maple Oat and Dried Cherry Shortbread Cookies

September 3, 2012
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I started to write a post about AJ’s love of oatmeal for breakfast. I wanted to write about because I made these Gluten Free Maple Oat and Dried Cherry Shortbread cookies based on a recipe from The Sprouted Kitchen Cookbook. But as I wrote the post, I realized I had single handedly written the most […]

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Apricot Amaretti Cookies (naturally gluten free) and dinner at Outstanding in the Field

August 20, 2012
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I wish I had some sort of heartwarming Saveur-esque story to tell about discovering amaretti cookies in an out of the way, tiny Northern Italian village and how it changed my life. In an alternate universe I backpacked without a care or plan through Europe in my post-collegiate youth, taking the Eurorail and eating frugally. […]

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Dark Chocolate Chip Orange Olive Oil Ice Cream and the Bi Rite Creamery

July 2, 2012
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It’s summertime, which means my mind immediately turns to ice cream, like the Dark Chocolate Chip Orange Olive Oil Ice Cream you see above you. The beautiful thing about ice cream is that is a blank slate for flavor combinations. With the explosion of artisan ice cream shops featuring innovative options, ice cream is no […]

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Late Spring (almost Summer) Fruit Nutty Crumble, Gluten Free

May 28, 2012
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It is a constant struggle for me to use up the produce and perishable goods in my fridge and counter before they give up the ghost and end up in the compost bin. I loathe to throw anything food related away (ask AJ – it’s the most frustrating thing for him) but that was how […]

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Coconut Basil Ginger Flourless Chocolate Cake with Caramelized Ginger Pineapple, a Kosher for Passover dessert, and Seder Dinner with my friend Susie

April 12, 2012
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“Damn you!!!” proclaimed my new friend Danny (or new enemy, I’m not sure with the way he was sounding). He marched into the kitchen, where I was slicing up pieces of my Kosher for Passover cake for everyone. “I’m suppose to be suffering! This is too delicious for a Passover dessert. Damn you!!!” he stated […]

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Blueberry Citrus Marble Brownies and a return to the Gluten Free Ratio Rally

April 4, 2012
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I’ve been out of the loop for a couple of months for the Gluten Free Ratio Rally but with the topics of brownies coming up for April, I knew that I had to get back into the game and carve out some time to bake. Brownies, at least the way I love them, are incredibly […]

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Black Forest Chocolate Crinkle Cookies that are obscenely good (and gluten free)

January 30, 2012

I was taken aback, while mingling at my annual holiday party in December, when my friend Matthew accosted me and pointed out a cookie that I had made for the festivities. It wasn’t the fact that a friend of mine liked my baked goods (this happens on occasion). Nor was it the fact that he […]

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Apple Brown Butter Bay Leaf Spice Cookies for the Gluten Free Ratio Rally

December 7, 2011

It’s been a bit of a stressful time for me lately. I won’t go into the details as that’s a post for another time, but thankfully I had plenty of excuses to bake, which is what calms me down the most. A quick look at the calendar and I realized that it was time for […]

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Red Wine Caramel Apple Ice Cream & a Trip to Columbus Ohio

December 1, 2011

I have to admit that I was a bit dubious when I got the email. “Come join us and discover firsthand why Columbus, Ohio one of the nation’s fastest rising food destination.” But having grown up in the Midwest (St. Louis, Missouri – yay Cardinals!) I’m not one to automatically dismiss the idea that a […]

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Gluten Free Caramelized Cornflake Lemon Poppyseed Cookies and weekend with food bloggers but not making food

November 7, 2011

It’s been one of those weeks. I went to two different conferences, back to back. All day Thursday, as well as the morning and early afternoon of Friday, I attended the awesome Dieline Package Design Forum. Then from 5pm to 10pm on Friday (yep, I only got a 3 hour break in-between) as well as […]

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Double Butterscotch Apple Pie for the Gluten Free Ratio Rally

November 2, 2011

The gluten free ratio happens on the first Wednesday of the month and (when I don’t bail out) I am forced to make things gluten free for it. This month is pie. Though I was INSANELY busy (hello, I’m going to three friggin’ conferences in the next two weeks), I couldn’t skip it. I mean […]

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Lemon Pudding on Romaine Leaf Lettuce with Fresh Strawberries, Candied Pistachios and Cypress Black Sea Salt. Also a tour of the Tanimura & Antle Lettuce Farm as part of the Know a California Farmer initiative.

October 10, 2011

It was at lunch when I overheard my host, Farmer Brian say those fateful words. “You know, we grow so much lettuce, but I’ve never actually seen lettuce used in a dessert.” Challenge accepted! After all, how can I not want to take on those fighting words? I’m all about thinking outside the box. My […]

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Roses and Pearls Vanilla Bean Donut – a Gluten Free Ratio Rally post

September 7, 2011

It was my friend Grant who gave me the idea of the donut flavor that I should create for this month’s Gluten Free Ratio Rally. “What goes well with vanilla?” I asked my friends, while hanging out on their deck in Sonoma. I was thinking about the pound of chef quality Tahitian vanilla beans I […]

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Bacon Peanut Brittle and the Pebble Beach Food and Wine Recap Part 2

June 29, 2011

I wrote about our first day at the Pebble Beach Food and Wine already, and the food that made me feel like I was a rich sophisticated person. I’m so NOT a rich sophisticated person. But I can pretend can’t I? Sabrina and I got dressed in our “Resort Casual” wear (this was what Pebble […]

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Strawberry Marshmallows and The Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival Recap pt.1

June 27, 2011

Remember how I talked about how I love my life? Well part of the reason I love it so much is that I have fantastic fabulous friends. Take for instance my partner-in-crime Sabrina of the Tomato Tart, who I presented with at BlogHer Food on design and branding (the post about our session is coming […]

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Spotlight on Savory: White Cheddar Fennel Gougères stuffed with Porcini & Shallot Goat Cheese, a Gluten Free Ratio Rally

June 1, 2011

It’s been a rather insane past month and I look at my packed calendar and I realize that I don’t seem to have much time in the kitchen to do what I love to do best. Bake. In fact, it was with much sadness that I missed the May’s Daring Bakers’ Challenge, especially since the […]

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