pumpkin scones

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Pumpkin Scones These scones are a family favorite, and might be what we wake up to this Christmas morning. “If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.” —Lucy Larcom NOTES: Putting another baking sheet nestled directly underneath the one the scones are on helps keep the bottoms of the scones from browning too quickly before they fully bake. If you like the bottoms extra…


Ginger Chocolate Scones

Sunday, June 3, 2018

I’ve been making scones for years now, but forgot about one combination of flavors that was always a favorite in my Blue Heron Coffeehouse days — crystallized ginger and chocolate. The two ingredients pair beautifully together: the ginger comes in with a little heat, and the chocolate follows with just enough sweetness. I chopped the ginger very small and used mini chocolate chips so there are tiny bursts…


Chocolate Orange Scone Loaf

Sunday, October 9, 2016

As someone slightly obsessed with scones, you can imagine my delight flipping through Molly’s new cookbook only to discover this take on my favorite breakfast. A scone loaf? Of course! Why didn’t I think of this years ago? I’ve adapted her recipe slightly, turning chocolate marzipan into chocolate orange, one of my favorite scone combinations. I met Molly for the first time several years ago in Las Vegas…

breakfast photographs + links

maple oatmeal scones + outtakes from pure green magazine

Monday, November 24, 2014

Pure Green Magazine’s latest issue (volume 9) is themed family life, and I’m very happy to have a piece about life in the kitchen with my children tucked away in its pages. If you haven’t heard of Pure Green, I highly recommend heading over and taking a peek. Each issue contains thoughtful articles and beautiful photography, and there is also a blog and podcast to check out. My…

baking breakfast

Crème Fraîche Scones

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Crème Fraîche Scones with Mixed Berries | The Vanilla Bean Blog

“How can I find the words? Poets have taken them all and left me with nothing to say or do.” “Except to teach me for the first time what they meant.” -Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane, Dorothy Sayers: A Busman’s Honeymoon I’m not one for using expletives much in my day-to-day, but I must admit this past Monday a very loud one flew out of my mouth…


pomegranate + white chocolate scones

Friday, December 6, 2013

Do you mean to tell me you will see no fissure? Do you prefer to look on the plain side? For all that, the setting suns are open. The end cracks open with the beginning: Rosy, tender, glittering within the fissure. Do you mean to tell me there should be no fissure? No glittering, compact drops of dawn? Do you mean it is wrong, the gold-filmed skin, integument,…

baking breakfast

cream scones + grapefruit curd

Thursday, January 10, 2013

I have found it is never a good idea to make New Year resolutions. Because while I have such good intentions of so many things, a mere three weeks later they are forgotten, or I have moved on in guilt. Still, this January, I made one anyway. It came about after another night of pinning and tweeting and emailing on my little rectangular device. In between checking apps…

baking breakfast

roasted apple scones with ginger

Friday, September 7, 2012

The month of September is usually a space of transition for me. So many times it has started out that way: grade school, college, moving, marriage, new jobs, more moving, and third trimesters. I usually look forward to this season of life, eager for something new, something different. Maybe it’s the time of year – summer and autumn intertwine for a few short weeks; the leaves are starting…

baking breakfast

maple oatmeal scones

Saturday, September 17, 2011
maple oatmeal scones on a piece of parchment paper

These Maple Oatmeal Scones are in my top three on the all-time list. They are perfect anytime, but this crisp Fall weather makes them even more comforting. They’re  decadent; the maple glaze makes them even more rich and dreamy. They melt in your mouth and you won’t regret one bite. Cut them into triangles, circles, or squares: there is no wrong way to eat a scone! More Scones…