Category Archives: Breakfast

Lemon-Blueberry Ricotta Scones

When you are a stagiere (read, lowly intern) in the cuisine/pastry business, the days have a way of blending into each other. I woke up one day, and summer was over. Fall greeted me with a gust of icy wind … Continue reading

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Weekend French Toast

When I was growing up, french toast was a special weekend treat. My sister and I would cajole mom to whip us a batch and then eat our jealously guarded share while watching Sunday morning cartoons – there was always … Continue reading

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Chocolate-Dipped Cherries and Banana Macadamia-Nut Pancakes

I spent yesterday afternoon painting the kitchen walls. My cousin D was the brains behind this particular operation while I played the role of assistant and rank amateur. Painting 101? Scrape the excess paint off your brush so that you … Continue reading

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Banana Bread with Cinnamon and Chocolate Chips

Back where I come from, a bread is a bread – you know those things that are white or brown, come shaped in loaves, and are part of that phrase “the greatest thing since sliced bread” (which I have never … Continue reading

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