Spring Baking Ideas: Floral Treats by Julie Schumacher

Spring in Chicago is something that could definitely exist only in quotes. "Spring." It can be 90 degrees one day and 50 the next. It will probably snow sometime in late March. Maybe even April. Baking seasonally can be tricky. There might be rhubarb. There might be, well, more rhubarb. This year I was motivated not by what was at the not-yet-open Farmers' Market but instead by the promise of Spring. Our salon was all about loving your now while planning your next so it seemed reasonable enough to Think Spring even if I was wearing a puffy coat at the grocery store.

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A Quick Post on Glazed Cranberry Quick Bread by Julie Schumacher

Few things prove as satisfying as baking a loaf of bread beyond eating it. I'll fight anyone who disagrees. Quick breads take the time constraints out of breadmaking without compromising on quality. While this cranberry and crystallized ginger gem from our Winter salon work wonders around the holidays, it's also super freezer friendly which means maybe I'm enjoying some right now.

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