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Blackberry Red Wine Chocolate Cake

My name is Lindsay and I have a problem. Apparently I only bake alcoholic cakes. For the last year at least, every cake I’ve made has been tipsy. Kirsch and beer and bourbon, oh my! It was only a matter of time before I started hitting the red wine. For Taylor’s birthday this year, as...

Asian Steamed Buns with Kale and Bok Choy

Project: use up all the greens continues. I wasn’t joking when I said we got a ton of greens. Especially when you consider we made both these and the winter greens beignets the same week. I’ve never had a authentic steamed bun, so making them from scratch was ambitious to the say the least. But...

White Chocolate & Cherry Shortbread Cookies

You can look at this post in one of two ways. Either I’m way late in posting my Christmas cookies, or I’m totally on top of it for Valentine’s day. I’ll let you decide. Because these precious pink and white cookies swing both ways. The original recipe, discovered via Pinterest, called for rolling the dough...

Savory Winter Greens Beignets

Our CSA goes well into the winter, with the last pickup of the season happening right before Christmas. But unlike the variety of the summer produce, winter is a bit more limited. Potatoes, sweet potatoes, squash, and greens. Lots and lots of greens. It’s not abnormal to see signs saying take 10 handfuls of kale...

A Little Fate, a Lot of Cookie Dough

I’m a big proponent of free will, but some things were just meant to be. My mom spent much of the summer going through boxes full of stuff. Memories, sure, probably a lot of junk too. And every few weeks I’d get a little package of things she thought I might want. Inside one of...