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Mom’s Chocolate Zucchini Cake

On Saturday, one of my good friends had a BBQ, so I offered to bring dessert. Now, this is one of the most pulled together, awesome people I know, so it had to be something amazing. I also wanted something casual enough for a kid-friendly BBQ and easy to transport, since there was a good chance we were going to bike there. I also really really wanted it to be something that fit in my . . . → Read More: Mom’s Chocolate Zucchini Cake

How to Make Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallows (with Local Honey)

I have learned that there are two things in life that impress people way more than they should. (1) An undergraduate math degree and (2) homemade marshmallows. I know you mean it as a compliment, folks, but girls are good at math, too. Even ones that no longer have bad perms and pink plastic glasses (childhood friends – you know what I’m talking about).

Now on to number two…also unreasonably impressive. I took . . . → Read More: How to Make Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallows (with Local Honey)

How to Make Apple Clafouti (Lazy Apple Pie)

Clafouti is a fancy word. Technically it’s only supposed to be used to to refer to deserts made with cherries, otherwise the dish is called a flaugnarde (which is even worse). I call it lazy-man’s apple pie. What it actually reminds me of the most is Dutch pannekoeken or “Dutch pancakes”.

Lindsay is still out of town for work, and I overbought on apples, which started to get a bit old and sad. I . . . → Read More: How to Make Apple Clafouti (Lazy Apple Pie)

Pumpkin Pie Recipe

This is the best reception I could ever hope for. Thanks, Shoshana!

Pumpkin pie offers several opportunities to incorporate local food: pumpkin puree, evaporated milk or cream, eggs, butter and flour in the crust. We went all out this weekend and made a pie with entirely local ingredients, except for the sugar and spices. We’ll post all the individual tutorials this week, but wanted to get the recipe out there ASAP, since it’s a . . . → Read More: Pumpkin Pie Recipe