Strawberry Pistachio Frangipane Tart

Summer’s slipping away, but I wanted to share one last sweet summery tart before back to school sets in. This strawberry pistachio frangipane tart is visually inspired by one of Martha Stewart’s tarts, although the recipe here is drawn from my own repertoire. Simple summer tarts have always been a weakness of mine; disarmingly uncomplicated, […]...

{Cookbook Review}: Sugar and Spice and a Pistachio and Chocolate Cake

After a ridiculously steamy¬†(even¬†by Bay Area Indian summer standards) heat wave last week, we’re finally settling down into some autumnal baking weather. There’s even rain in the forecast! What better setup for a warm cozy afternoon in the kitchen making something sweet and rich and comforting?...

Fig and Pistachio Cake for Fall

How did it become fall? It seems like just a few weeks ago I was sailing the blue waters of the Mediterranean. Appearances of plums and peaches everywhere, a lambent harvest moon, and now the year’s gone crepuscular. I know there are fall-weather fans who can’t wait to break out the scarves and wool coats; […]...