Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Ever since living in Germany and befriending a few Swedes who showed me the value of celebrating midsommer, I’ve tried to celebrate or have a party to mark some of the longest days of the year, This year, the event was a Tiki Party! I mainly decided on this months ago because I found this … Continue reading

Grapefruit Cake & A Trip to Boonville

One of the many things that I love about the bay area is that it doesn’t snow. Don’t get me wrong, there is something magical about a white winter BUT the realities of living in it are something else. I’ve never had to actually endure weeks on end of life in snow, but from the … Continue reading

Sweet Potato Bread

So often I feel like I am bad about letting things go to waste. On occasion there are things in my CSA box that I just don’t manage to squeeze in, or I make too much for one person and have to toss things that aren’t consumed in time (or more likely, I chuck out … Continue reading

St. Patrick’s Day: Guinness Chocolate Cake

Oh well, hello, St. Patrick’s Day. We meet again. I’m had some interesting times celebrating this day of Guinness, green and all things Irish. I went on a really awkward date one year, like where he was 20 min late and there were some language barriers. I went to a piano bar one year, those … Continue reading

Pear Upside-Down Cake

I feel like I’ve been baking a LOT, but I think that’s mostly due to the holidays, which I am A-OK with! In my last Farm Fresh To You box I got Bosc pears (they’re the brown ones) AND they are supposed to hold up better to cooking. Originally I had lofty ideas for poached/pastry … Continue reading