Recipes by Pestle Mortar

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Chocolate Chip Crisps

Chocolate Chip Crisps by Pestle Mortar

Chocolate Chip CrispsJanuary 5, 2011by HeatherI always think that the worst part about the holidays being over, other than my credit card statement, is that the treats just end. And there’s no weaning period, either. You leave work in December slightly overwhelmed by the chocolate and candy on every desk and come back in January and…

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Mint Tea

Mint Tea by Pestle Mortar

Mint TeaMarch 15, 2011by HeatherHi! Remember me? The last time I posted, I so did not think it would be this long until I came back with some sort of goodness for you. Will you forgive me if I tell you that part of the reason for the long absence is because I was in Morocco riding camels and visiting centuries old buildings and…

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Peppermint Patty Brownies

Peppermint Patty Brownies by Pestle Mortar

Peppermint Patty BrowniesMarch 25, 2011by HeatherDo you ever have one of those moments when you realize that it is very possible that you are someone else’s crazy? Like, when you have to dig deep and say, “Self, you are about to become the punchline in someone’s ‘Oh my god, I used to know this crazy girl who…’ story if you don’t stop…

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Polenta with Mascarpone

Polenta with Mascarpone by Pestle Mortar

Polenta with MascarponeMarch 30, 2011by HeatherTo say that I’m antsy is a huge understatement. I think most people would say that I have spring fever, but spring has not yet sprung in the Chi even though we are nigh on April, so that can’t be it. Or maybe it is. Maybe my internal body clock realizes that it’s [past] time to stop…

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Tiramisu–A Variation

Tiramisu–A Variation by Pestle Mortar

Tiramisu–A VariationMay 9, 2011by HeatherWell then. Sometime toward the end of last year, I decided that 2011 would be the year of adventure. I am not a risk taker by nature, but I decided–somewhere between surviving a partial bike ride down the side of volcano and one too many cocktails–that I needed to do a bit more with life,…

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Chilaquiles by Pestle Mortar

ChilaquilesMay 19, 2011by HeatherSo the good thing about all of the gallivanting and country hopping and general revelry that’s been going on in my world is that I’ve gotten to spend a fair amount of time laughing and eating and drinking with some of my favorite people. The not-so-good part is that–even though I’m reluctant to admit…

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Lemon Poppyseed Cake

Lemon Poppyseed Cake by Pestle Mortar

Lemon Poppyseed CakeOctober 12, 2011by HeatherWhen I was little, I used to spend my summers with my grandparents in New York getting spoiled rotten and loving every second of it. My grandmother and I would build our day around chores, cooking and watching soap operas. Our favorite was As the World Turns; we were hooked and made no…

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Buttermilk Biscuits

Buttermilk Biscuits by Pestle Mortar

Buttermilk BiscuitsOctober 23, 2011by HeatherYou know that I always try to have a little backstory to go along with a recipe, because I think that it’s much more fun to find out why someone cooks or bakes something than just read a recipe, which you can do on any cooking site. A lot of times, though, I have no good tale after I try a…

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Curried Pumpkin Soup

Curried Pumpkin Soup by Pestle Mortar

Curried Pumpkin SoupOctober 29, 2011by HeatherI was in NYC last week partially for play, partially for work. Even though my birth certificate says New York, New York, I am not one of those people who loves New York. This is not to say that I don’t enjoy it and that there definitely aren’t parts of it that I wish I could transplant to…

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Kalua Pork

Kalua Pork by Pestle Mortar

Kalua PorkDecember 15, 2010by HeatherAloha! Even though it’s hard to believe–especially considering I have to wear 12 layers of clothing in order to leave the house–last week this time I was in Hawai’i, learning to surf, sipping mai tais, flirting with pilots and generally enjoying being warm and toasty (not necessarily at the same…

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