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teddies apple cake

Teddie’s Apple Cake – An Enduring Tradition

We’ve been eating Teddie’s Apple Cake in my family for years. How many years? 46 to be exact. That’s the number of years ago since Teddie’s Apple Cake was first published in the New York Times. And it’s not just a classic in our family. This cake has stood the test of time for many […]

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fig cake

Fig Cake Recipe (Gluten Free and Vegan)

It’s fig season, which means it’s time for a glorious fig cake. What makes a great fig cake? In our book, the characteristics include: 1) tastes great; 2) looks great; and 3) everyone can enjoy it. We’ve got the first two more or less figured out, but for the third one, we decided that it […]

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heirloom tomato roses

Heirloom Tomato Rose Pastry Recipe

Remember apple roses? If you have lots of heirloom tomatoes, why can’t you make heirloom tomato roses? That was our question earlier this week as we surveyed a bumper crop of late-season heirloom tomatoes. Rose pastries look complicated, but they’re really pretty simple. All you need are some strips of puff pastry dough, thinly sliced […]

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green goddess

Not Your Grandmother’s Green Goddess Dressing

We remember Green Goddess dressing from our youth. It always sounded so glamorous and ethereal. It was green, thick, and creamy… and if we could make it all over again, would we? Well, we’d do it a little differently. Original Recipe We took up a Green Goddess dressing re-do in response to Hellmann’s Update a […]

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strawberry recipes

Favorite Summer Strawberry Recipes

It’s been a great summer for strawberries – and strawberry recipes! We thought we’d cap off strawberry season with a round-up of some of our favorite strawberry recipes. First up – the most recent addition – is these Strawberry Sandos (Japanese Milk Bread Sandwiches). They’re so easy to make! All it takes is a few […]

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strawberry pizza

Strawberry Pizza with Fontina and Arugula

As summer (and strawberry season) draws to a close, you’re going to want at least one last hurrah. That’s where this Strawberry Pizza with Fontina and Arugula comes in. Strawberry…pizza? That’s right. It’s not too sweet. It’s just sweet enough to give this pizza a surprising but tasty twist. Is it for dinner? Sure! But […]

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