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Halva Spread

Memories of other things. Spreadable. Applicable. A friend says, It is what it was. Breath on windows. Chilly nights, the telephone. Pointer fingers. Secret messages spelled in fog. I am a prism and you are climbing a tree. Sacred space with only goodness because it is time. A little pinch of warmth. Sweet cardamom freckles…

Marzipan-Cardamom Snickerdoodles

Cool things are happening. I hope they are happening for you, too. First and foremost, I was incredibly surprised to find that my blog was featured on the Bon Appetit website! Friends, if you will note: the doughnut muffins (also known as Dirt Bombs) on that slide show are the same doughnut muffins we drooled…

Chewy Molasses Cookies

Over a decade ago, I baked a batch of sugar cookies at Christmastime that needed a little something extra when they emerged from the oven. I was thirteen, and I didn’t know a whole lot about baking. I was, however, astute enough to recognize instantly that I needed to whip up a sugary-sweet frosting, stat.…

Baby Banana-Cardamom Pancakes

Happy National Pancake Day! Typically, I would consider it an unfortunate day if I woke up with Jack Johnson stuck in my head*. But since these outstandingΒ pancakes blossomed from that very experience, I am beginning to think otherwise. After several hours of humming β€œBanana Pancakes” to myself one Saturday, I actually concocted a recipe, then…