Good Sunday

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Hello again. It’s finally cold and that means bringing in the plants and knocking out some baking. It felt like I hadn’t properly baked in ages; though I’ve been enjoying a couple freshly made biscuits with my breakfast every Saturday morning for the last five weeks, those didn’t really count to me. I decided to do a mashup of a sour cream coffee cake and a German apple cake Apfelkuchen. Will double the streusel topping next time. I just don’t crave sweets in any way anymore. It’s sliced up in servings, wrapped thoroughly, and hanging out in my freezer till the actual mood to eat on it strikes. In unrelated fashion news, I’ve been a huge fan of Victoria Beckham‘s … Read More

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My Not So Secret Secret

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How I’m actually obsessed with food: ingredients, cooking culture, chef’s personal stories, the restaurant industry, the history of food agriculture, flavor combinations and the creativity in combining all different kinds food… The one thing I don’t indulge in are restaurant reviews. I rarely eat out and will probably never go to the place, so it’s an easy bit of elimination in this otherwise immense category.  I will investigate a particular chef, their personal story or the actual food writer-reviewer themselves, but no, not the restaurant in most cases. Once upon a time before Google, I would go to the bookstore and library to pull out stacks of food books, baking books, and diet books. I would sit with a notepad and … Read More

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Baking-Business-Experience

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  Reflection for Thowback Thursday The banana bread recipe post instigated a reflection on my previous (auto-correct spelling called it ‘precious’; I refrain from over-analyzing) gluten free, vegan dessert business of 6 years. I did a handful of savory things, but that was just for a handful of my clients. I had the business a year before my first website, entirely through a physical newsletter. By the time of its demise, I’d actualized two websites and worked with vegan and vegetarian caterers in Dallas providing their desserts, whole-selling to a couple stores, and doing how-to demo classes at Whole Foods and Sur la Table in Dallas and a few classes in NYC. I took it fairly far; so many don’t … Read More

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