Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with ginger and marmalade

Happy birthday, Robert Burns! Surely Burns is another ordinary poet laureate. Born in poverty, mostly self-educated, called “the ploughman poet,” Burns wrote about lice and mice and love and revolution. His poems are simple, honest and direct, but full of … Continue reading

Chocolate-lined shortbread cones filled with almond pastry cream

My second feature was about a girl who needs glasses and (spoiler alert) she gets glasses. Yes, it’s an edge-of-your-seat thriller. I can’t imagine why it was never picked up for distribution! Of course it was about more than that. … Continue reading

STORIES

Each Saturday, I’ve been writing a story inspired by a vernacular photo posted on Square America. I’ve decided to collect them all on a page, here, uninterrupted by recipes or my nonstop nonsense. My stories are here, as well as … Continue reading

French cake a week – les sables de caen (with clementine zest)

In which Claire, who doesn’t speak French bakes her way through the cake section of a French cookbook from 1962. Here at The Ordinary, we’ve fallen way behind in our French-cake-a-week series. O! The angry uproar from our cake-eating fans! … Continue reading