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Hazelnut Pie Crust (Grain-Free!)

Something very good happened in my kitchen this week, and I thought you should know about it. I made a grain-free hazelnut pie crust. And this pie crust was perfect: light, buttery, golden, crispy, and delicious.Let me back up for just a minute, though. Last year around this time, my grain-free world was rocked by […]

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How to Cut Up a Pineapple Like a Pro

I know there are a lot of ways to cut up a pineapple out there, but I personally think there is only one right way to do it! I grew up in the Philippines, and loved the beautiful ways everyone sliced up fruit. In the markets, the fruit vendors would be carving fruit up so […]

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Tahini Molasses Cookies (Grain-Free)

Ever since we discovered this recipe for tahini cookies, we have been making and loving our own version of them almost every week.  I like them so much that I just have to share them with you.  The list of ingredients is so short, and (if I ask him nicely) Jeff can whip up a […]

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Chocolate Espresso Cake (Grain-Free)

In these darker months of the year, Chocolate Espresso Cake is exactly what I need. In the afternoon, as the sun sets, I need a little hit of something— caffeine, pleasure, comfort…  Happily, my husband likes to make me chocolate cakes, and he’s not afraid to adapt a recipe to suit our family’s needs.  One […]

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Autumn Comfort: Carrot & Parsnip Cake (Grain-Free!)

Confession: I am not really one to get super-excited about cake. Cakes are very pretty, but I tend to crave more savory morsels, and dense, chocolatey desserts.  So, I was surprised to find that I’ve been suddenly thinking  a lot about cake.  I keep recalling in my mind all of the signs in restaurant windows in […]

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Simple Black Cherry Crème Fraîche Ice Cream

On the way home from the beach yesterday, we stopped to take a walk along a country foot path.  The trip to Southwold had been a big disappointment– totally cold and windy despite a cheerful forecast– and we wanted to redeem the outing with a peaceful and interesting walk someplace new.  I had it in […]

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Saffron & Rose Persian Love Ice Cream

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d share an extra-special ice cream recipe with you.  This is an ode to my favorite cake, called Persian Love Cake— it is incredibly light and perfume-y.  I have made this cake for extra-special occasions, including baby showers, bridal showers, and even my cousin’s wedding.  One of the […]

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