Cardamom Crumb Cake

Today I was pleasantly surprised to receive a birthday e-card. You see, today is not actually my birthday, but it is the birthday of Sainte Martine, and I likely would not be named Martine if not for her. Not one to miss an opportunity to celebrate, I could think of no better way to mark “our” birthday than baking this… Read More

Raw Pumpkin Tart

Pumpkins are often the star of all the hard-shelled squashes. From pumpkin spiced lattes to pumpkin soup to pumpkin bread, recipes for pumpkin abound. And with good reason, pumpkins are not only delicious, but also nutrient dense. Did you know they could be eaten raw? Interestingly, raw pumpkin has a hearty, rich flavor that makes it a… Read More

Chocolate-Hazelnut Buckwheat Tart

Happy Holidays Friends! Last week I mentioned that I had entered my Sweet Potato Cake (I added new/updated photos to the post) and Chocolate-Hazelnut Buckwheat Tart in a local baking contest. The next day I was so happy and excited to find out that my cake won first place and my chocolate tart won 3rd place! So today… Read More

Three Little Birds

Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. ~ Murphy’s Law Edward Murphy probably never imagined that his statement would someday become law. The old adage now symbolizes the error-prone nature of people and processes. If there is a possibility of several things going wrong, the one that will cause the most damage will be the… Read More

Blackberry and Raspberry Crumble Tart

I had heard that freshly picked, sun-ripened blackberries were worth their weight in gold. Now I know why. Both tart and sweet, they have a perfume about them that far surpasses varieties bought in a store. All summer I’ve been getting fresh berries from our local farmers’ market. They’ve been so juicy and delicious. So when a friend recently invited… Read More

A Little Cake for Two

Children’s birthdays these days are often a really big deal. Many times they involve elaborate parties with lots of interesting décor, guests, food, sugar, entertainment, and great goodie bags. Big parties—sometimes stressful for the hosts and/or the child—can be nice and a lot of fun, but I find I tend to gravitate towards the idea… Read More