Author Archives: ely taylor

avoiding sugar is hard

hi iona! so i ended up following what i said i’d do post-birthday vacation sugar binge, and have stopped eating sugar. well, mostly. i’m not going to be one of those crazy people who doesn’t eat fruit because that’s just … Continue reading

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muffins and such.

hi iona! it is springtime in chicago, i guess. the roads are all ripped up again and someone got murdered right on my route home from work (at 2am-ish) so if that isn’t a sign of the seasons changing then … Continue reading

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chocolate chip cookies!

dear iona, did we ever make cookies together? i don’t remember. i don’t know if i know your cookie preferences. are you a thin crunchy or a big chewy cookie person? or both? these are definitely the latter. they’re the … Continue reading

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Galette!

what could we do with a freshly picked bowls of cherry tomatoes and a beautiful homegrown squash? wrap them with goat cheese in puff pastry of course! I used a combination of this recipe and this one. so tasty! homegrown … Continue reading

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red velvet pictures.

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pie repeats, red velvet cake.

in the past week-ish, we redid two past favourites – lemon meringue and brown sugar. this time we used meyer lemons, i’m not sure if it made a giant different. as always, tasty. and in other news, we’re expanding the … Continue reading

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Biscut time!

I was inspired by a recipe on the blog smitten kitchen some free blue cheese this weekend. I made some delicious Blue Cheese and Scallion Drop biscuits using this recipe. Bea was concerned.

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