The bee colony lives in the bottom two boxes and builds the comb from the bottom up. The worker bees (which are all female) gather pollen and nectar from every plant they can—in Big Sur, they have access to a menu that includes huckleberry, dandelion, lupine, rosemary, fennel, and even poison oak. During spring bloom, […]

chocolate bundt cake

Chocolate Bundt Cake

Chocolate Bundt Cake Ingredients FOR THE CAKE: 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened 1 ¼ cups plus 1 tablespoon brewed coffee ¾ cup Dutch-process cocoa powder 2 ¼ cups sugar 1 ¼ teaspoons kosher salt 2 ½ teaspoons baking soda 2 whole eggs 1 egg yolk 1 ¼ cups plus 1 tablespoon buttermilk 1 cup plus […]


Potato Frittata

Potato Frittata ingredients 5 tablespoons rice bran oil or canola oil 1 small yellow onion, sliced 5 russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/8-inch-thick slices 3 tablespoons unsalted butter Kosher salt Freshly ground white pepper 7 eggs 1 tablespoon minced flat-leaf parsley 1 tablespoon minced chives 2 whole scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced How to […]



Traditional scone and biscuit recipes often require rolling the dough into a cylinder and slicing off rounds, but those extra steps can make the pastry tough. You start out with a shaggy dough that only takes shape when you press it into the cookie cutter. The less you handle the dough the better, so we […]