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Maple Cinnamon Granola

Sunday, August 5, 2018

I have spent many hours working in coffeehouses, either as barista or baker. Almost every shop had a little kitchen tucked in the back, where ovens cranked out early A.M meals: scones, muffins, quiche, and coffee cake. I loved the mornings that the granola was included in that lineup. Seven minutes after the trays of oats went into the oven, a faint whiff of cinnamon would weave its…

cake cakes

parsnip-cardamom cupcakes with maple cream cheese frosting

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Parsnips are often overlooked when it comes to baking. I’ll admit I’ve walked straight past them in the produce section, their pale white exterior ignored for other, flashier vegetables. The bold-colored flesh and feathery tops of the parsnip’s neighbor is more familiar, and the root that one associates with muffins and quick bread. So it’s the carrot that is placed in my shopping cart, and then ends up…

baking breakfast

peanut butter granola with cacao nibs and bittersweet chocolate

Saturday, March 1, 2014

It snows in here. It snows forever, but there’s no Christmas underneath this weather. When it blows here and gets real cold, I wanna trip myself and fall upon your fabulous sword and move here by the stained-glass window. Forget about the inside ghetto. Down here on the hardwood floor, the lines on the ceiling start to swim once more like a cheap Renoir, a fake Van Gogh,…

drinks

frozen Frangelico coffee with maple cream

Thursday, March 15, 2012

I have only recently become someone who likes to have the occasional alcoholic beverage. Throughout my preteen and young adult years it was common to hear phrases such as ‘goody two shoes’ hurled at me by friends and enemies alike; however, I’ll save delving deeper into those stories for a much sadder day. The only thing you need to know now is that although the thought of not…