Upside Down Rhubarb Cake

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Last month I had dinner with friends at Heirloom Café in San Francisco.  It was a dream dinner: good friends, good wine, and delicious food.  We shared bites of everything, marveling more and more with each bite.  My meal started with a fava bean salad that tasted green in the best possible way, continued with gnocchi that were so fluffy I took each bite in delicious disbelief, and concluded with a rhubarb upside down cake that left me wanting to guard my plate from my friends’ forks.  The miniature cake was made with such care that I was certain each … Continue reading

Everyday Buttermilk Skillet Cake

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I found my everyday cake!  While paging through the Joy the Baker cookbook, I was instantly taken by this simple recipe.  Sadly though, I don’t really need an everyday cake.  People are not constantly dropping by my house for tea, and while cake is always welcome in this house, I don’t really need cake on my kitchen table every day.  Still, it’s nice to think of life in an alternate universe where I would always need to have cake in the house.  Where my kitchen staples might be eggs, kale, cheddar and buttermilk cake.  That seems like an excellent alternate … Continue reading