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The whiskey almond pair tart is Dan’s favorite ‘special occasion’ dessert. The kind that you don’t make often, but when you do, it turns heads. Dan offers some tips from his experience.

“Find yourself a 14″ x 4″ rectangular tart pan for a real show-stopper. I picked mine up just down the street from the nice folks at the Happy Cooker. Make sure you roll the dough out the shape of your pan (ball for a tart, or log for the rectangle), and follow the note about rolling it out between sheets of plastic wrap. It makes it way easier to get it into the tart pan without breaking it. But if you do, don’t worry. Just smush all your crumbled bits back into the pan and it’ll turn out fine!”

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A Week in Peru

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The first time that I heard the name Machu Picchu, I was 15 years old and it was the name of a racetrack in a video game. High atop a misty mountain, there were ancient ruins and terraces supposedly left behind by some ancient civilization. You were tasked with piloting a jet-powered flying motorcycle through impossible terrain under a thick blanket of fog. At the time I didn’t realize it was a real place—I mean, how could such a place really exist outside of a video game?

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Apple Wireless Keyboard
It’s hard to see what’s right in front of you—literally.

I encountered this feeling a while back when doing research on Apple’s new font for the Apple Watch—appropriately named San Francisco. In reading a little more about the implementation of the font, I was surprised to uncover the little known fact that Apple keyboards have been using a font much loved by designers for nearly two decades. That font is VAG Rounded.

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