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This Year, Forget Black Friday-- Get Started on Black Cake!

I’m very excited to share that my essay and recipe about Trinidad black cake has been published in today’s Washington Post!

For those of you not from the Caribbean, black cake is a fruit and rum cake ( 178 more words


A Forager's Dark Fruit Cake (Vegan & GF)

The traditional, rich, dark Christmas cake seems to be out of fashion these days. A good one, if you can find it, is very expensive, and a home-made one requires more time and planning than many people want to put into their holiday baking. 740 more words


Bara Brith: Gluten Free, Paleo, Vegan

Do you like fruit cake? Yeah, me neither. Growing up, the only fruitcake I ever tried was store-bought and filled with corn syrup solids (aka, “fruit”), and it was usually so hard that you could lose a tooth in it. 528 more words

Bara Brith

I bake, I bake and I bake

This was one of those weekends where I wanted nothing more than to have some time to myself.  When I am working I feel so confined in the small space and there is no escaping interaction with others. 220 more words



When I posted THE TIES THAT BIND (Nov. 11), I thought it was a caveat emptor which put cravats behind me once and for all. But that was before my wife and other hangers-on started asking what I want for Christmas in the form of a wish list, which is of minor import compared to the things I DON’T want for Christmas — ties, of course, being #1 on that list. 225 more words


Christmas Cake

As I’ve mentioned before, I really like Christmas baking.  One of my favourite bits is a tradition that has developed of getting together with a few friends and baking Christmas cake together each November.   606 more words


Let Them Eat Cake

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Golmud is a complete shithole. It’s a place where engineers go to make money, then leave and try to erase it from their memories. 2,022 more words