Le Petit Grain

A few months ago, I started following an interesting-looking Instagram account of a bakery in Paris that was making all their breads using natural leavenings, rather than commercial yeast. I didn’t know anything about it, but not only were they…

A Mea Culpa, a Question, and a Bribe

Hey bakers and friends, Susan here. I know it’s been a while. I’ll cop to having been off on extended frolics and detours, pursuing other Life Goals and altogether neglecting both this blog and my sourdough starter. I’ll cop to…

{San Jose} Ozumo Santana Row Brunch

Ozumo Sashimi

Ozumo Santana Row brunch is the most fun I’ve had at brunch recently. I’ve been to Ozumo in San Francisco a few times for their classic Japanese menu, but to not their San Jose branch. When I heard that Ozumo…

doing less

Recipe: homemade bulk italian sausage Summer was exhausting. I don’t know if it was the puppy, the heat, the countless smokey days (and nights), or a whole host of other things, but I am wiped out. Our fall colors came…

Popsicles concombre citron vert

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Popsicles concombre citron vert

Il y deux jours, j’ai réalisé un peu précipitamment que c’était déjà l’automne.

Il faut dire qu’entre la tonne de boulot à gérer ce mois-ci (+ un énorme projet perso histoire d’être bien certaine de ne…

Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

I typically like to mix up the flavors and styles of the desserts I make on my website, so it is super unusual for me to make two peanut butter and chocolate treats in a row. But, I just loved…

breakfast burritos

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{Napa}: Trefethen Vineyards Anniversary Tasting

Trefethen Grapes

I’m so happy to share details from my day in Napa at the Trefethen Vineyards Anniversary Tasting. I know we’re just a day away from fall, but here we’re still hoping for a few weeks of Indian summer before sweater…

Comment faire des délicieuses pommes de terre sautées ?

Classiques, les pommes de terre sautées se préparent de plusieurs manières. Si vous êtes à la recherche d’une recette assez facile à réaliser mais qui avec un résultat fort appétissant, alors découvrez quelques astuces ci-après.

Le secret des pommes de terre…

salted yolk & lotus paste beignets

salted yolk & lotus paste beignets

Beignets! It’s been awhile since a capital-P Project has landed on this blog. Since the advent of our little guy, I’ve been more tempted to fill my Saturday mornings with alphabet books and trips to the playground and the occasional…

brodo vegetale rapidissimo!


Bistro Pierre Lapin

People are impressed with (and a little envious of) the French and their relationship to food, especially a meal. So much so that UNESCO added the gastronomic meal of the French to their list of Intangible Cultural Heritage designations. The gathering…

Confiture fait maison : comment la conserver ?

La confiture « fait maison » est toujours plus goûteuse que celle préparée à l’échelle industrielle. Toutefois, pour en préserver la saveur et l’onctuosité, il est nécessaire qu’elle soit conservée convenablement. Pour éviter ainsi les moisissures, suivez le guide qui…

trying to be zen

Recipe: fried brussels sprouts with fish sauce vinaigrette I don’t do well with hot weather, and it has been stupidly hot here this last week. Thankfully the smoke from Western wildfires has been on leave for much of this heat…

Peanut Butter Cup Meringue Cookies

Sometimes you come upon greatness from the oddest paths. When I opened Rebecca Firth’s The Cookie Book, I landed on this Peanut Butter Cup Meringue Cookies recipe, not because of the gorgeous photo (or my absolute love of meringue), which…