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 […]

Springerle Cookies

Springerle Cookies @lemonsanchovies

  As another year draws to a close, I send to you my warmest, fondest wishes for a Merry Christmas full of blessings, joy, love and a bright and prosperous 2014! This year I couldn’t think of a more fitting Christmas recipe to share than these Springerle cookies.  Having an affinity for old recipes with […]

Macarons with Chocolate-Chambord Ganache (French Meringue Method)

French Macarons with Chocolate-Chambord Ganache

  Earlier this year I attended a macaron class at Sur La Table.  Next only to tackling homemade fresh pasta and yeast bread, the French sandwich cookies rounded out the “big three” of my to-conquer list in the kitchen.  The more I read about them–how challenging they can be and how many variables could affect […]

Ricciarelli: Almond Paste Cookies

Ricciarelli: Almond Paste Cookies @lemonsanchovies

  I can’t remember the last time, if ever, I strolled down Half Moon Bay’s Main Street.  In recent years I’ve popped into the Ritz Carlton on the cliffs, have had the occasional lunch near the beach and visited one of the two large nurseries to pick up ceramic flower pots for my backyard but […]

Chocolate Cherry Almond Biscotti

Chocolate Cherry Almond Biscotti |

  My larder is at its fullest on Sundays.  Besides the staples–apples, yogurt, bread, salad greens, vegetables–I also stock up on menu-specific items and seasonal fruit.  Lately my grocery bags have been a little heavier from the blueberries, strawberries and cherries I’ve been picking up each week, hoping to be able to bake scones, a […]