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Coconut Milk Yogurt
Homemade Coconut Milk Yogurt

On a quick trip to London a year and a half ago, I spent an embarrassing number of hours exploring […]

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  • July 7, 2015
Homemade Croutons
Homemade Croûtons

I hesitate to write this for fear of sounding like I’m bragging, but when it comes to baguettes I am […]

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  • May 12, 2015
Vegan Quiche Filling
Vegan Quiche Filling

A few weeks ago, I had a special guest over for dinner: my American pen friend Amy, whose family hosted […]

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  • November 12, 2014
Yellow Zucchini Tarte Fine
Yellow Zucchini Tarte Fine on a Yogurt-Based Crust

This tarte fine (i.e. a thin tart with little or no rim) is a free-form room-temperature tart I assembled on […]

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  • June 25, 2014
Easy Homemade Chicken Stock
Easy Homemade Chicken Stock

A couple of weeks ago I had a lovely lunch at a new rôtisserie shop and restaurant in my neighborhood […]

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  • May 13, 2014
Easy Puff Pastry
Easy Puff Pastry: Rough Puff

This recipe changed my life, and I have Lucy Vanel to thank for it. A few years ago, I bookmarked […]

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  • February 11, 2014
Roasted Hazelnuts
How To Roast Hazelnuts and Remove Hazelnut Skin

Few nuts are as notably improved by roasting as the hazelnut. Most raw hazelnuts you find at the store are, […]

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  • August 27, 2013
Savory Granola
Savory Granola

Silencio is the name of a membership club that opened a little over a year ago in Paris, with creative […]

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  • November 6, 2012
Oat Milk
Homemade Oat Milk

From the department of Saving Money By Making Things From Scratch — the same department that campaigned for homemade hummus […]

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  • May 3, 2011
Olive Oil Crust
Olive Oil Crust: Easy Vegan Tart Crust

As much as I love a good short crust pastry and as simple as it is to make (really, it […]

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  • May 26, 2009
Homemade Vanilla Extract
Homemade Vanilla Extract

The idea of a DIY vanilla extract has been floating around the food blog world for a little while. When […]

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  • February 3, 2009
Homemade Ricotta
Homemade Ricotta

The minute I read Heidi’s post about making your own ricotta and her comment that “this ricotta tastes and smells […]

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  • August 3, 2005
Pâte brisée
Pâte Brisée (Short Crust Pastry)

As surprising as it may seem, this is the very first savory crust I make from scratch in my entire […]

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  • November 29, 2004
Soft-boiled egg with red pesto bread soldiers
Soft-Boiled Egg, Red Pesto Bread Soldiers

Oeuf à la Coque, Mouillettes Rouges The Oeuf à la Coque: one of the simplest pleasures in life. It is […]

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  • October 1, 2004

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