Mrs. Hockmeyer’s Banana Bread Recipe

Mrs. Hockmeyer’s Banana Bread Recipe

August 27th, 2007 | Category: Cakes, Fruit


"The best recipes come tried and true from friends who begged them from others friends..." says Elise of Simply Recipes. So true. When I set out to find a recipe to save the sad-looking bananas on my kitchen table, I spotted Elise's post about Mrs. Hockmeyer's banana bread recipe. And I knew it was what I was looking for.

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Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

August 21st, 2007 | Category: Cakes


Nothing cheers me up more than a thick slice of homemade cake on a Monday morning breakfast. I try to bake a fresh loaf every Sunday for the following week. Of course, it never lasts until the weekend.

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Peach Crumble

Peach Crumble

August 18th, 2007 | Category: Cobblers and Crisps


Vanilla and star anise can transform any dessert into a spectacular experience. The sweet, spicy, licorice-like notes of star anise goes extremely well with peaches. And then the vanilla pod... This dessert will not be the same without it.

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Smoked Salmon Tart

Smoked Salmon Tart

August 07th, 2007 | Category: Fish, Tarts and Pies


Back in San Francisco, Caffe Sapore - being the next-door caffeine shop - was my first stop every morning before work. The cafe sits on a sunny corner at the bottom of Lombard Street and serves a great variety of bagels, salads and sandwiches. The staff was very friendly and the food was always fresh.

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Sour Cherry Frangipane Tart

Sour Cherry Frangipane Tart

August 01st, 2007 | Category: Fruit, Tarts and Pies


Another fruit I am trying to eat as much as possible these days is sour cherries. The frozen stuff that I use throughout winter never comes close to these delicate berries. In addition to preserving some of them to enjoy for a couple more months and the occasional sour cherry sherbet, another recipe I am quite fond of is an adaptation of the Cherry Frangipane Galette from ...

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