Chocolate Beet Cake

Chocolate Beet Cake (Egg/Dairy Free)

  I have this sweater.  Black wool, full-zip style with a high neck.  There is cream piping along the sides and the zipper, including the zippers on the sleeves.  Its style is timeless rather than being trendy.  A sweater for all seasons, it’s neither too heavy nor too light.  It’s at least 10 years old but […]

Danish Apple Cake

Danish Apple Cake

  “You have the craziest dreams,” he says.  ” I wish I could dream like that.” My husband says this with almost a note of envy in his voice.  To be honest, I don’t think my dreams are particularly different than others’ dreams.  My personal favorites are the ones when I can fly.  Those where I’m […]

Olive Oil Cake with Sautéed Apples & Pears

Olive Oil Cake with Sautéed Apples & Pears @lemonsanchovies

  My bedroom in my childhood San Francisco home was situated in front of the house.  My middle sister and I shared an adjoining bathroom while my youngest sister’s bedroom was on the opposite end, next to my parents’ bedroom.  It was not uncommon when I was in junior high school to see kids sitting […]

Benoîtons with Chocolate Chips

Benoitons with Chocolate Chips (French Rye Rolls)

  On the day of our departure from France my husband and I rose early.  Already on “home” mode, we packed the night before and, after a light breakfast, went about tidying up the apartment we rented during the last half of our vacation (more on this in an upcoming post).  It had been a […]

Espresso Bourbon Brownies with Toblerone Chunks

Espresso Bourbon Brownies with Toblerone Chunks

  For a household that relies almost exclusively on wine for libation, we have a liquor cabinet that is filled to capacity.  Rum, brandy, vodka, whiskey and a variety of liqueurs–all opened, in varying degrees of almost-full.  What is the shelf life of alcohol anyway?  Opened bottles of wine certainly never last long around here […]