Salmon Cakes

Salmon Cakes

  This past summer my husband went to Alaska on a fishing trip with the boys.  It was a week of getting up at the crack of dawn to go out on a boat, hoping that one or, ideally, all of the men in the group would catch something.  This kind of vacation is not […]

Orange-Cardamom Einkorn Madeleines

Orange-Cardamom Madeleines

  For the past four days my husband and I have been fully engaged in the Christmas rush.  We’re still not even nearly done but we’re ticking items off the list, slowly.  The storm couldn’t keep my husband indoors.  I had planned two days of baking and online Christmas shopping while it poured outside, only […]

Spelt Dinner Rolls

Spelt Dinner Rolls

  You’ve heard this from me before (and from other bloggers, I’m sure):  one of the best parts of blogging is the friendships made with other food-minded people.  After four years of blogging, I now count as friends several lovely people I would never have met apart from starting L&A.  I’ve been a part of a few […]

Cinnamon Raisin Streusel Muffins

Cinnamon Raisin Muffins

  One of my favorite segments in America’s Test Kitchen (ATK) is the taste test.  Over the years, I’ve learned to trust their call on a lot of pantry items I stock in my kitchen.  It was fortuitous to come across their top recommendation for cinnamon during a week when all I wanted to do […]

Vietnamese Lemongrass Grilled Chicken Salad

Lemongrass Grilled Chicken Salad

  I always say I won’t talk about the weather on this blog but it’s hard to avoid when you live in California.  We’ve had such an extended dry season that, finally, the arrival of some rain has the entire state breathing a sigh of relief. Unless you’re my husband.  The discussions have gone something […]