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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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Baked Oatmeal with Raspberries and Banana

I was scrolling through Instagram Monday night and I saw a picture of baked oatmeal from Chef Josh Charles. For those of you who don’t know Josh, he’s a chef based in St. Louis who does recipe development and consulting … Continue reading

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Orange Blossom Lavender Cookies (Graybeh)

I bought some lavender at the farmers’ market a couple weekends ago and, unlike a month ago, I was at a loss at what to do with it. Maybe that’s because I made lavender recipes for two weeks straight in … Continue reading

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Dutch Baby

A year ago, I had a piece of flourless chocolate cake for dessert at Zuni Café in San Francisco. When I took my first bite, I temporarily blacked out. I started silently weeping. The waiter came to my table to … Continue reading

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Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Berries

Ricka-ricka-REMIX. I made lemon ricotta pancakes around this time last year. But I think I got lazy at one point in the recipe and didn’t completely whip the egg whites into soft peaks. The pancakes were still good, but they … Continue reading

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Belgian Waffles

I used to hate waffles. When I was little, I thought they were bland, slightly sweet clouds with no character. Pancakes and French toast have more substance and flavor, I argued. Then, I learned a trick to making any waffle taste … Continue reading

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Lincoln Square and Evanston Beaches

Over the weekend, I trekked across Chicago to meet my friend Anna for brunch.  She just moved to Lincoln Square, a neighborhood on Chicago’s North Side known for its eclectic shops, delicious restaurants, and lederhosen. Yes, that’s right, lederhosen…The neighborhood … Continue reading

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