February 28, 2012 § 14 Comments
Every year I look forward to my birthday: it’s an excuse to bake. Granted, I really don’t need much of a reason beyond “I just read the coolest recipe, must try that!” or “Maybe I should use up some of that whole wheat pastry flour,” but it is nice to celebrate sliding into my next quarter-century with a dessert tailored exactly to what I want.
For this year’s birthday, my latest obsession, quinces, came to fruition as quince-poppyseed cake, from the charming cookbook Super Natural Every Day.
February 5, 2012 § 10 Comments
Peanut butter and jelly; Oreos and milk; pita and hummus: it seems that snacks go well in pairs, and to this list I would add oatcakes and honey — and not just because I never make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and I dislike oreos.
Oats and honey are a classic pairing, featured in such famous foods as oatmeal, flapjacks (the British kind), granola, granola bars, and muesli, so naturally when faced with an enticing pan of oatcakes I reached right for the clover honey and, well, drowned my oatcake. I then made a beeline (ha!) to my computer to share the recipe with you.