Very Fond of Crespéou

recipe for crespeou

One of the best things to come of blogging for me has been the beautiful cookbooks I occasionally receive to review from Ten Speed Press. What a wonderful surprise to open my beat up mailbox and find a bulging brown envelope inside…an envelope filled with a cookbook that wasn’t necessarily on my radar…a cookbook I … Read more

Pumpkin Clafouti

From soups to scones to smoothies, I thought I’d tried pumpkin in pretty much everything. Until today, that is…when I made pumpkin clafouti. Clafouti is a traditional French dessert that is very simple to prepare. It is often made with fruits such as cherries or plums, and is like a pancake on the outside with … Read more

Hazelnut Macarons

I’ve blogged about macarons before. Though my initial attempt was not really a success, I’ve had much better luck since. Once you get the hang of the technique, they’re really a joy to make, and not all that difficult. Really. Most macarons are made with ground almonds/almond flour, but since I recently found hazelnut flour … Read more

Tuna Tartine

This recipe for Tuna Tartine comes from Almost Meatless by Joy Manning and Tara Mataraza Desmond. I’m featuring recipes from the book this week, and then I’ll be giving away a copy signed by both authors. If you commented on my last post, you’re already entered in the giveaway. If not, I’ll let you know … Read more

Macaron Mania

Macarons are naturally gluten-free and very light compared to most other cookies. But that’s not why I love them. When you get them right, they are a ton of fun to make (and eat!), and that’s why I went a little nuts with the macarons last weekend. My macaron mania started when I volunteered to … Read more