Tag Archives: PCC Natural Markets

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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Coconut Tuiles

At a recent gathering with friends, I mused about the possibility that cooking is mostly about caramelization. Certainly, this is true with baking. The golden crust on a baguette – caramelization. The color of a croissant – caramelization. Any well-baked … 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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Candied Citrus

It’s been a busy past few weeks and I’ve been a bit absent from my blog.  Before I talk about candied citrus, let me tell you what I’ve been doing. First and foremost, I’ve been teaching – a lot!  Last … Continue reading

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Cacao Nib Nougatine

Several years ago when I was a fledgling pastry cook, I worked at The Wauwinet Inn, a small Relais-Chateau hotel on Nantucket Island.  The inn, frequented by elite and celebrities who wanted to escape (the Zagats were regular guests), was … Continue reading

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