Green Tea Cupcakes with Matcha Buttercream

Green Tea Cupcakes with Matcha Buttercream

Let me begin by noting that I am really not much of a baker.  People often assume that I am, as the narrative seems to be that if you are female and you cook, you must also bake.  The assumption is probably also connected to my previous forays to the Pillsbury Bake-Off, but I did […]

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Estes Park Eats

Estes Park is the charming-if-touristy town that is the eastern gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park.  We like to head up to RMNP whenever possible, but as a general rule we avoid the whole area during the months of July and August, when it is overwhelmed by throngs of folks looking to buy some fudge […]

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Langoustine and Avocado Ceviche

Langoustine and Avocado Ceviche

Ceviche is one of my absolute favorite meals.  At home I make it with any kind of fresh raw fish, scallops, shrimp, or this version with langoustines.  Ceviche is really a cooking method more than a recipe, in that you are using an acid dressing to chemically cook the raw seafood.  If this makes you […]

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Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream

Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream

A friend has discovered that she cannot eat dairy, and coconut milk is a really excellent substitute for making ice cream.  It worked extremely well in this decadent peanut butter and chocolate concoction, which uses a little bit of cornstarch to thicken the coconut and keep it creamy.  For the chunky bits I used Justin’s […]

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Rhubarb-Peach Clafouti (Gluten Free)

Rhubarb-Peach Clafouti (Gluten Free)

We bought the most gorgeous peaches and having been eating them out of hand, but naturally I wanted to include them in a dessert.  It is still wicked hot, so I baked this in my marvelous Breville Smart Oven, which bakes beautifully and generates far less heat than the regular oven.  I won mine a […]

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Creamy Matcha Pops

Creamy Matcha Pops

This was a tough recipe to photograph because the metallic green of matcha is, shall we say, potentially unattractive.  Despite their looks, these are incredibly delicious–creamy and silky, with a lovely, tannic tea edge.  I was browsing my friend Erin’s blog, Peasant’s Feast, and admiring her refreshing-looking Godiva coffee ice pops.  I am not a […]

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