Strawberry Banana Bread (and a novel about my current job situation)

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Almost two years ago I put on my suit, drove north for a few hours to a city I’d never heard of, and interviewed for a teaching job. We were still living in San Luis Obispo at the time, and the school year would be starting in two weeks. […]

Vegan Banana-Raisin-Nut Bread

Emily and I sometimes go a little dessert-crazy when we’re together. You saw the pretzel-M&M blondies. But what you didn’t see was the coffee-chocolate chip blondies, the coffee ice cream, and the brownies that we also made during the week she was here. And as much as I love […]

Spelt Zucchini Bread

The weather lately has been so perfect it’s kind of unbelievable. I was led to believe that Daly City was the foggiest place on Earth and I would never see the sun, so the fact that it’s been in the low 70s and sunny for the past week or […]

Vegan Pumpkin Bread

I think this is at least my tenth loaf of this bread since October 1st. I just can’t help myself! It has that perfect pumpkin spice flavor and tastes rich and decadent without sitting heavily in your stomach. I think I will continue making it at least once a […]

Fresh corn and chile cornbread

I thought this recipe would be a huge flop. 2 eggs, buttermilk, oil and cream (which I replaced with yogurt) and only 1 cup of cornmeal? I was incredibly dubious as it went into the oven, but what I pulled out 25 minutes later turned out to be some […]

Strawberry Bread

The Thursday night Farmer’s Market in our town is kind of a scene. It’s always packed with people, barbecue carts, a bounce house, puppet shows and live music, various political and religious booths, and of course, plent of farmers selling fabulous produce. It can be overwhelming and I usually […]

Boxty Pancakes

If you’re a procrastinator like I tend to be, and you still haven’t finalized your St. Patricks Day menu, consider putting these on it. They’re great topped with jam or as a side dish for stew, and they’re not too complex to make. Apparently there are all sorts of […]

Molasses Muffins

There’s a lot of advice that you just shouldn’t take, and these muffins are a prime example. On my long run the other day I realized that I hardly ever bake muffins anymore, and I’m not sure why that is, because there’s really no better way to start your […]

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Pancakes

I have high standards when it comes to pancakes. When I was younger, my mom always used James Beard’s recipe, often with blueberries, and always incredibly good (particularly when drenched with maple syrup). I used to order pancakes when we went out for breakfast but now I don’t even […]

Classic Banana Bread

I’m sure the internet doesn’t need another basic banana bread recipe floating around, and does my blog really need THREE different recipes for it? I think so. First, there’s the healthier version which has whole wheat flour and yogurt. Then there’s the oh-so-chocolatey version. But sometimes, you just need […]

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