Category Archives: Fruit

Strawberry Jam Crostata from Karista’s Kitchen

Karista Bennett, chef and writer of Karista’s Kitchen joins Pastry Craft this week to talk strawberries, strawberry tarts, and a recent trip to Italy. Karista is a personal chef and chef instructor, as well as a writer/recipe creator for DaVinci … Continue reading

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Kneading Conference 2013

It’s pretty inspiring to have a chance to be with a vibrant group of bakers (both professional and home), grain millers and grain growers for three days. We’re all speaking the same language – albeit from a different perspective. This … 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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Junior’s Oatmeal

The summer I spent working on Nantucket Island was both idyllic and challenging. I was a pastry cook on my externship from the Culinary Institute of America (Hyde Park, New York) and working at Topper’s Restaurant at The Wauwinet Inn.  … Continue reading

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First Rhubarb

In my garden, the first rhubarb is growing. On Sunday, I picked the first ripe stalks. Rhubarb means Spring and the end of our long, wet winter.  It’s simple to grow, simple to harvest.  Just wait for the stalks to … Continue reading

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