Raw Apricot Swirl Cheesecake Mini Pies

Back in my callow twenties (and even into my thirties), I was one of those annoyingly punctual people who submitted essays three days early, was always the first one at the restaurant, or who arrived with 30 minutes to spare at the dentist.  I’d cast a scowling glance at friends who arrived late for our meetings, implying that their behavior […]

Gastronomic Gifts II: Brandied Apricot-Ginger Spread

[There’s just nothing like a homemade gift for the holidays.  This year, with the purse strings a little tighter than usual, I’m determined to make at least a few in my kitchen–and thought I’d share my ideas in case you’d like to partake, too.  ]   As I’m wont to do during the drive to work, […]