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Double Chocolate Pistachio Donuts

Double Chocolate Pistachio Donuts

  My last job as a baker included a weekly 4:30 am shift. For most bakers this might be considered sleeping in but somehow over the many years and many jobs I had in pastry this was the earliest I’d ever been awake for work. At 4:30 I would head into the silent dark bakery,(…)

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Pumpkin Waffles with Maple Cashew Cream

Pumpkin Waffles with Maple Cashew Cream

I held off as long as I could. I made it almost to October. Almost.  Then I caved. I rolled up my sleeves, brought out my whisks and spatulas and bowls, and started baking…with pumpkin. And once I go pumpkin, it’s hard to go back. This week Portland turned full-on into fall. And not the nice(…)

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Chocolate Chip Walnut Scones

Chocolate Chip Walnut Scones

 A few months ago one of my favorite vegan bakeries shut their doors. It was a sad day – even sadder because I missed the news that it was closing. I found out a few weeks later when walking by their storefront and finding a vacant shop with a hand written sign welcoming a new(…)

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Baked Apple Cider Donuts

Baked Apple Cider Donuts

I LOVE fall.  Every year around this time temperatures begin to drop, rain clouds take over the sky, and I feel awakened from the long summer slumber. I think pale-skinned, freckled-faced Oregonians are the opposite of hibernating animals who slink into the ground as soon as the cold hits. And dark-skinned Egyptians like my husband(…)

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