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Monthly Archives: March, 2009

Chocolate Tart for Catherine’s Birthday

Yesterday I was lucky enough to have a surprise birthday party to plan, bake for, and attend. Otherwise, I would have stared at the wall all day. Shane McConkey, a … Continue reading

March 27, 2009 · 1 Comment

Milk Chocolate Tart with Pretzel Crust

from Food and Wine Magazine, Feb 2009. adapted from pastry Chef Collen Grapes- the Harrison, New York City active time: 45 minutes (more like an hour)total: 2 hours plus 4 … Continue reading

March 27, 2009 · 1 Comment


March 26, 2009 · Leave a comment

Whoopie Pies Recipe Test

Everyone loves cupcakes these days. I’m guilty of buying a $5 mini-cupcake with all local organic ingredients from Kara’s Cupcakes. They are so ubiquitous that they substitute for cake at … Continue reading

March 26, 2009 · Leave a comment

Darbar Indian Restaurant- short review

If the Dutch Goose, the Oasis or Rosatti’s used to be the Stanford student hangouts, I think I’ve found the current Stanford choice for dinner on a Friday night: Darbar … Continue reading

March 23, 2009 · Leave a comment

Ingredients for Ruth in Food Blog

Time: All day, thinking about what to write and mentally editing and erasing and backtracking before sitting down at computer Active time: the 10 minutes I can find between swimming … Continue reading

March 20, 2009 · 1 Comment