For the next week or so I'll be avoiding jeans, tight tops and snug skirts, thanks to one massive Thanksgiving meal (and several helpings of leftovers). Since I don't operate well without sugar though, I won't be cutting it out completely. Enter: chocolate-covered candied orange peels (recipe here). They're bright and bitter, but pleasantly so, and a refreshing way to end a meal. Bonus: they make an extra sweet gift if packaged up in a cellophane bag and tied with a ribbon (as would these, these and these).
Each time we visit my parents up north, we head into the city so we can stop at the Ferry Building on our way out of town. We sip on Blue Bottle coffee and meander around all of the special stores, where we always finish with a trip to Miette, a cheerful bakery with charming ...read more