• Pipelette: People are Talking

    December 3, 2012

    Thanks to all of you who came out to the DaVinci Arts Fair to indulge in some Pipelette treats! I loved seeing all of you, especially when outfitted with little cellophane packages! It was a big success, and I went home happily depleted of my stock save for four lone packages. A special nod...

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    DaVinci Arts Fair ~ Pipelette Launch

    November 27, 2012

    I am happy to launch Pipelette at DaVinci Arts Middle School Arts Fair this weekend, December 1-2. I will be selling a selection of sweets and savories. I hope to see you there! Hazelnut Brownies (gluten-free and gorgeous!) Lively Lemon Snaps (delicate sugar cookies with a snap of lemon) Cranberry Noels (a Christmas-like treat...

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    Cookie Contest

    October 31, 2012

    This time of year lights up my cooking ambitions like no other time of the year. Pumpkins, squashes, mushrooms, onions, apples, potatoes — the foundations of fall comfort food.  I was inspired by a woman in my French class who reports that she cooks a different meal every night of each month (she doesn’t...

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    One Tomato, Two Tomato

    October 11, 2012

    I am in thrall to my two humble tomato plants that have bore generous scarlet fruit this season. I finally made some room in my front yard for my first tomato plants! I get a crazy amount of joy watching each green firm fruit turn into a blushing sweet mini-meal. The deeply ridged, double-wides...

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    Peppery Pickles

    August 11, 2012

    I have jumped on the preserving bandwagon. I want to can, jam, dry, freeze all the produce I can get my hands on. However, reality outstripped my ambitions, and I started modestly with some refrigerator pickles. Easy, spicy, crispy and just an afternoon in the kitchen. Food preservation was part and parcel of my...

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    Lemony Buttermilk Bundts

    February 2, 2012

    February’s Valentine’s Day calls for simple gifts – chocolate, flowers, a gemstone or two, a book of poetry, some finery and a sweet morsel or two. These Buttermilk cakes with a sweet-tart lemon curd filling fit the bill. A package big enough to share and small enough to keep to yourself. I love chocolate...

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    Sweet Onion Jam

    January 19, 2012

    I am taking refuge from the rain at my stove with my first post to Pipelette. Pipelette is French for chatterbox … I am going to chat with you about food as gift — making food to share, a hostess gift, a Christmas present, a cheer-up for a friend, a care package or dinner...

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