Archives for August 2015

gluten free chocolate chip cookies

We’re branching out today.  These chewy, tender cookies are filled with chocolate puddles and are gluten free!  Stay with me here, you’ll like them whether you fill your diet with gluten or leave it out. A few of my good friends from college can’t have gluten.  As a baker, even in college, I always wanted to…

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london part II: the boroughs

Are you ready for more of London?! During our time in London we made our way to many boroughs. It was amazing to see how different each area is. The pastel and white colored row houses in Notting Hill provide a much different atmosphere than the graffiti art covered streets of Brick Lane and East…

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salted caramel dark chocolate hazelnut praline paris-brest

Get ready.  You are about to experience an overload of pictures and an immense desire for chocolate and pastry cream.  Or maybe that’s just me. Meet the Paris-Brest. I am so excited to tell you about this dessert.  The Paris-Brest is a famous french pastry named after the cycling race, the Paris-Brest-Paris.  One of the…

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link love

via Whew.  It’s Friday.  Does it feel like it to you?  I feel like it has been a very long week, but at the same time it still feels like it is about Wednesday in my mind.  I guess that is better than it feeling like Friday on Wednesday! And here are this weeks links!…

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england part I: london’s main attractions

After our week in Scotland we journeyed on to London, England for another week of travel and exploration.  London is such a huge city and we saw new sites and different boroughs every day.  We mapped the attractions we saw each day by location, seeing the sites and neighborhoods that were in close proximity to each other…

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porridge with raspberry ripple and honey roasted pistachios

When we were in the UK this summer we had the best porridge for breakfast.  We first tasted it at The Elephant Room, the cafe where J.K. Rowling started writing Harry Potter, and were hooked for the rest of our vacation. We tried to recreate it in our apartment in Edinburgh and were unsuccessful, with burnt porridge…

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scotland part III: the highlands and the end of edinburgh

During our time in Scotland we took a day trip to the Highlands.  We hopped on a bus in Edinburgh at 8am and returned to the Royal Mile at 8pm. It was a long day of riding and sightseeing but all of the views were amazing and the trip turned out to be one of…

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key lime pie with pretzel crust

I had every intention to post this recipe yesterday, as I usually do.  I had all of the pictures ready, the recipe written on a note card, ready to be transcribed, but I have bad reactions to bug bites and stings.  What does that have to do with this post, you ask? On Saturday I…

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link love

It’s Friday and I’m ready for the weekend.  Ready for sleep and relaxation.  We’re so close! via Here are some links from this week: I know I have mentioned shadows before but I think the dispute over building shadows in NYC is so interesting.  Central Park is free for the public to enjoy.  It is…

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scotland part II: arthur’s seat

While we were in Scotland, we spent one afternoon climbing beautiful Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh.  Arthur’s Seat is the main hill in Holyrood Park, right next to Holyrood Palace, where Mary, Queen of Scots, lived and where Queen Elizabeth stays when she visits Scotland. Scotland was chilly and none of us had taken our jackets off…

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