The pastry counter at Peet’s Coffee and Tea has almost as many shades of brown and beige as the Restoration Hardware in San Francisco’s design district. Golden brown croissants, molasses brown bran muffins, beige low fat cranberry lemon scones with white icing. And while a brown pastry may color coordinate well with a beige latte, […]
Cans stacked so neatly and cleanly– pictures of untasted Oregon blackberries, dull luminescence of syrupy peaches– I like to, no, I have to touch the labels. When I pick up a can and turn it around and around, I divide the purple numbers of the price tag, by the black print of ounces on the […]
The week of Thanksgiving marks the beginning of egg nog season. When the sound of the Blue Angel jets have finally stopped ringing in my ears, I know it’s time to look forward to bottles silky smooth nutmeg flavored cream. Unlike the holiday shopping season which creeps closer towards the fourth of July every year, […]
Identify your pear with this simple visual guide.
The different flavors and aromas of pears make them useful for a variety of purposes. In fact, pears have so many different uses–appetizers, salads, pizzas, stuffing, chutneys, desserts–that an entire menu could revolve around them. The menu could simply be called yum. Since the different breeds of pears have very different flavors and aromas, make […]