Apple-Oatmeal Cookies

I have a friend who takes holiday cookies seriously. She starts well in advance, makes many dozens of cookies and always has a plateful ready to offer her guests and co-workers. Often we manage to bake together in her large kitchen this time of year; itā€™s a domestic pleasure and a gesture of friendship I […]

Local Romance

Photo by Judith Hausman For Valentine’s Day, I like to incorporate local ingredients, such as local butter and berries, into my sweets. I also try to use ethically produced chocolate. Keeping Valentineā€™s Day sweets local is a fun challenge to meet around here. We face blustery cold, sad imported fruit in the supermarket and, of […]