Autumn

Local Joy

Saturday afternoon we popped in to see the new bakery opening downtown, Honeycomb Bakery. The children ate warm toast and apple butter, Will had a thick slice of avocado toast topped with locally grown pea shoots and sliced peppers, and I relished a warm slice of freshly baked challah slathered with chocolate hazelnut spread and… Continue reading Local Joy

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Adventures in Apple Tarts and the Art of Simple Food

Last night I set to work on poaching a quince, peeling and slicing eight Granny Smith apples, delicately rolling out pastry dough, and reducing quince poaching liquid to a stickily delicious glaze for an apple tart.  Piper sat at my heels playing with her baby doll, little wooden people, a playground set and two big… Continue reading Adventures in Apple Tarts and the Art of Simple Food