Monthly Archives: February 2018

Nathaniel Reid Bakery

A little more than a year ago before I moved back to St. Louis, I read about Nathaniel Reid Bakery. Reid, a classically-trained pastry chef, is from St. Louis. He moved back to town after living in France and Southern … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Ribollita

I haven’t used my slow cooker a lot this winter. I think part of the reason is because I spend most of my spare time making cookies and bread. Another reason is that I’ve been into quick, healthy-ish dinners that … Continue reading

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Le Gibassier

When I lived in France, I never saw gibassier at the bakery. It’s probably because I lived in northern France near Paris. Gibassier, or a buttery breakfast bread made with orange and anise, is more common in southern France near … Continue reading

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Dimanche (That Means Sunday)

Welcome to this edition of Dimanche (That Means Sunday), a roundup of things that caught my eye this past week. This week was very gray and bleary in St. Louis. It rained almost everyday (or at least, it felt like … Continue reading

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Cumin Black Bean Bowl with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Avocado

One of the keys to cooking is finding a recipe you like and making it your own. That’s how I came up with these cumin black beans. Years and years ago, I found a recipe for black beans with lime … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes, Power Ranked

After I posted a recipe for the softest chocolate chip cookies yesterday, I started thinking about all the chocolate chip cookies I’ve made over the years. I’ve tried a bunch of recipes but a few have stood out from the … Continue reading

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The Softest Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt

The other day my friend Anna sent me a recipe for chocolate chip cookies. I filed it under “Things I Want to Make Soon, but First I Have to Make Everything Else I Have Planned.” Then I saw her Saturday … Continue reading

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