Sage Plum Jam

SAGE PLUM JAM ADVENTURE!

Every time I think I’ve had it with LA, the city reveals some new side of itself I can’t turn my back on. So it was with this plum jam adventure—my friends Serena and Heather and I had been planning…
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WHITE PEACH & SAGE JAM.

  On one of my father’s first visits to Los Angeles, I took him up to TreePeople, an urban forest in Coldwater Canyon. Neither of us had been before, and we quickly took to the trails, scurrying up hillsides to…
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LATE SUMMER STONE FRUIT COMPOTE.

One last fling before the summer disappears. One last sticky-sweet immersion into the sexy roundness of the season’s best fruit. Bruised. Overripe. Molded, even. All of it can be salvaged, rediscovered, renewed with the magic touches of lemon and sugar…
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PEANUT BUTTER & STRAWBERRY JAM THUMBPRINT COOKIES.

There is so much to say about this down-home, comforting, mmm-inducing, sweet-savory melding gem of a cookie that I hardly know where to start. I’ll begin at the beginning: I discovered the peanut butter and jam thumbprint cookie one summer…
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FENNEL SEEDED CHALLAH WITH SPICED APPLE BUTTER.

My friend Suzanne is basically Martha Stewart. She hosts gorgeous dinner parties in her lovely fig- and plumeria tree lined courtyard, evenings filled with the sweetness of climbing vines and the whisper of a small fountain. The woman owns both…
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WHITE PEACH & SAGE JAM.

On one of my father’s first visits to Los Angeles, I took him up to TreePeople, an urban forest in Coldwater Canyon. Neither of us had been before, and we quickly took to the trails, scurrying up hillsides to see…
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