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buttermilk muffins

Another easy and delightful breakfast recipe on Sundays are for baking earlier this week: please read and subscribe!

Sundays are for baking is a recipe newsletter I’m writing on Substack. Subscribing is free!

flourless chocolate cake

Happy Passover! For a new issue of Sundays are for baking, I made flourless chocolate cake, using a recipe by King Arthur Baking Co.! Check it out, and PLEASE subscribe in Substack for new issues!

squash bread

Earlier this week on Sundays are for baking I shared a recipe for kabocha squash quick bread with chocolate chips – check it out! A tasty and easy to make breakfast bread.

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end talk – climate collapse

Read the most recent issue of end talk: CLIMATE COLLAPSE, an increasingly important and urgent topic. And please subscribe to end talk.

READ ME: Star Trek, socialism, and the final frontier

Very excited to share this essay I wrote with Will Solomon for Blood Knife about Star Trek: The Original Series. “New Life and New Civilizations: Socialism, Progress, and the Final Frontier” – read here or click below!

First issue of Sundays are for baking

The first issue of Sundays are for baking (recipe newsletter) is available now – check it out!

Sundays are for baking

I am trying out a new project: Sundays are for baking! A recipe newsletter through Substack.

I’ll be sharing recipes, photos, food stories, and more. Please subscribe for issues in your inbox! Sign up NOW, so you don’t miss the first post – coming this Sunday!

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climate change and more in the hudson valley

I love the Hudson Valley, NY. Always have, always will. It is where I come from, and I am deeply connected to it.

The Hudson Valley, like the rest the country and the world, is already experiencing the effects of climate change. Read about the experiences of Hudson Valley farmers in The River.

For more on the Hudson Valley, listen to our conversation on end talk with fellow Hudson Valley native and writer Rob Rubsam, covering the region’s connection to NYC, the role of gentrification here especially during COVID, and more.

Buttermilk “Biscones” with Chocolate Chunks

This recipe is adapted from The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook. They are called biscones (bis-cones) because they are part biscuit, part scone! Perfect combination. Perfect amount of sweetness – sweeter than a regular biscuit, but not overly sweet (still biscuit-y). I made this recipe more than once recently, and what follows includes the improvements I made on my technique for my final batch. And, I used DIY methods to substitute buttermilk and cake flour, so you can probably make this with what you have at home. (Recipe uses dairy butter and milk). 

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The Twilight Zone

Perhaps The Twilight Zone epitomizes a (potential) world where—things are not what they seem; there isn’t an intrinsic morality in the universe that protects the weak and rewards the good—sometimes both are the subjects of tragedy; there isn’t a measured, linear nature to time and space, which we can quantify and control. Perhaps the series suggests, above all, that there are things—out there, here—that we cannot explain, but are nevertheless real….

Read this essay in full in the most recent issue of end talk and subscribe (it’s free)!