• Happy Solstice!

    December 21, 2012

    It’s the darkest day of the year today. Each day following the Solstice brings us a little more light. I’ll welcome the light while appreciating the darker days that allow for quiet reflection and some fallow time to help reinvigorate the creative fires. These darker days of December found me in the kitchen baking,...

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    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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