Category Archives: Cakes

Oh Nuts! (and Hazelnut Orange Rosemary Brittle)

This time of year we use a lot of nuts – especially almonds and hazelnuts (Filberts). If you need to remove the skins, it can be a little time consuming so plan ahead. Deal with the nuts early so your … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

Much to most Western Washingtonians’ surprise, we’ve had a warm, dry spring. It’s very strange. Most of my flower gardens are one month ahead of normal. The clematis have bloomed and gone, the calla lilies are in bloom (cue Katharine … Continue reading

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Autumn Birthday Cake

Once a year I delve in a several-hour project – making my niece’s birthday cake. Proudly, I’ve made cakes for seven or her eight birthdays.  Something different each year – girlie with pink and purple flowers, trains, animals, Tigger.  We’ve … Continue reading

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Holiday Breads

After  a busy holiday, it’s time to recap a bit. Out of all of the wonderful treats I made this season (cookies, confections and things in between), I love my holiday breads best. They’re traditional which brings me back to … Continue reading

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Puff Pastry and a Galette

You can’t just be a cook these days. You need to be a writer, a photographer and a public relations guru. I’m learning to do all three of these things. And that’s why I didn’t make the puff pastry you … Continue reading

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