Tag Archives: jam

Birthday Cake: Anise and Pineapple (and Crème Fraîche and Maple and Walnuts Too)

This is overdue, but who cares?  Cake is cake. I made a birthday cake late last year, for my lovely sous-chef, editor, and boyfriend.  (One of those roles came before the other two, not vice versa.  I’m not that kind of girl.) I demand inspiration each year for this cake.  You may remember last year’s […]

Peach Bacon Jam

Bacon jam, yawn.  So last season.  Peaches and bacon?  Getting warmer, but I’m starting to see it everywhere. Peach and bacon jam?  Disco. This is a fever-dream of a recipe that came to me during a meditation practice.  No joke.  Kind of annoying, too.  You’re sitting there, trying to focus only on breathing, and wham […]