What’s a croissant au beurre?

Until last week, I thought I knew what a croissant was. Anyone who has lived in France knows that late spring is full of jours fériés, that is, bank holidays. For many, a five-day workweek is rare at this time of year. This means we’ve been frequenting our local bakeries, and enjoying lazy mornings, more […]

Chocolate Coconut Banana Bread (Recipe)

I was going to avoid posting yet another banana bread recipe. I’ve already contributed my fair share of them to the blogosphere, and feel like a forth interpretation may be pushing some sort of unwritten code. My post popular post ever has been about Buckwheat Banana Bread and our oven has baked Spelt Banana Bread […]

Spelt Banana Bread (Recipe)

Banana bread has carried me through the first weeks of being a new mom. I first made this particular recipe just before the Christmas holidays, but hadn’t ventured into using only spelt flour. I combined 1/2 cup all-purpose white with 1/4 cup spelt, and poured the batter into muffin tins. The banana muffins were a […]

Spelt, Carrot and Parsnip Cake (Recipe)

Most baked goods (like cookies) taste best right out of the oven. Carrot cake, however, always seems to get better over a few days. I wanted to try my hands at making a healthy cake (or is it more of a bread?) that I could eat either for breakfast or as a mid-day energy snack. […]

Buckwheat Banana Bread (Recipe)

I’ve been doing some major cooking since the beginning of the New Year. What a joy to get back to my Sunday farmers’ market and familiar kitchen! The last months of 2011 were filled with lots of excitement, from several trips (including Berlin and New Mexico) to some fun Parisian restaurant discoveries – promise to […]

Pumpkin Bread (Recipe)

Peeking out the window, I can see a week’s worth of heavy clouds finally clearing over. They’re suddenly moving fast, and there’s actually a bit of blue out there. For the past week, winter has been announcing its presence – gray clouds, drizzly rain, dropping temperatures. That’s November. What better season to make warm, fragrant […]