Wake up!

And the moral of the story is…perhaps I should have coffee before baking early in the morning. Fresh fig cake just out of the oven. Not pretty – those beautiful figs SHOULD have been placed with alternating skins sides up. Again, coffee first, baked goods...

The end of an era

Say what you will about him. He was controversial, to be sure. But George Steinbrenner, who died this morning at his home in Tampa, Florida at the age of 80, changed the New York Yankees, their fans and, arguably, the city. He paid $10 million for them in 1973; today...

And, finally, the shortbread

Brown Sugar-Pecan Shortbread from David Lebovitz’s beautiful new book, “Ready for Dessert” – his best recipes and I can’t wait to try many of them. These, by the way, are delicious!