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Pumpkin-Chocolate Cake + Pumpkin Buttercream

I made three pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving this year but what I want to tell you about today is the pumpkin chocolate cake that didn’t even survive the weekend because it was so! good. I’m almost considering baking another one on this rainy, rather…

28 November 2016
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Thanksgiving 2016 Tips and Suggestions

Thanksgiving this year, our third away from the United States, will involve an overpriced turkey imported from France, lots of roasted and sauteed vegetables, butternut squash risotto, and two pumpkin pies plus a pumpkin-chocolate cake. I’m trying to keep things simple yet traditional, with…

21 November 2016
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Spelt-Pumpkin Muffins

Sliding into November, it was 63 degrees Fahrenheit this morning on my run and it felt downright chilly when I left the house (once out on the trail I quickly warmed up, however). Yesterday temperatures reached 90 degrees in the afternoon so we’re not…

7 November 2016
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A Simple Crisp

It occurs to me that I missed rhubarb season this year. While I can sporadically find kale or packaged chard at the grocery store in season, this is not a really seasonal place, the desert of course not being the most hospitable to farming.…

17 October 2016
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A Strawberry Cake

I’ve been walking the past week or so — I suppose I could say hiking as I do set out from the Bear Valley Trail in the Seashore and go up to Divide Meadow, though it is so comfortable of a journey it doesn’t much…

19 September 2016