catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Just Desserts

vol. 5, num. 21 :: 2006.11.17 — 2006.12.01

Many of our best memories are associated with the sweet treats that come after or between meals.  On the stories, recipes and principles that shape our experiences of desserts.



Apple Walnut Cake

A recipe for holistic community.


Considering just desserts

With a little thought and creativity, it is possible to serve up a little after-dinner justice.


Feasting and fruitcake

Memories and values emerge from a consideration of dessert as a child.

Rhythms of delight

An inherited recipe compliments a darkening evening.

The dark side of white

An exploration of the detriments of white sugar and bleached flour, accompanied by a recipe for a friendlier dessert.


In case you missed it the first time

Waiting for the rising

A few life lessons from the ghosts of my ancestors.

German Sweet Chocolate Cake

The story and the recipe.

Down with diets

On chilling about cholesterol and becoming thankful for food.

Weaving the web

Sweet Europe

Downloadable recipe book and poster resulting from an initiative to celebrate European cultures.


Oh, how we love chocolate

Praise for the perpetually craved luxury—with recipes.



If you're an online cook who doesn't know about yet, you should!  The community submits, reviews and rates recipes.  This link is specifically for the dessert page.


Bittersweet temptation

An article by Karen Rupprecht about justice issues in the cocoa industry.


daily asterisk

Even in a country you know by heart
its hard to go the same way twice
the life of the going changes.
The chances change and make a new way.
Any tree or stone or bird
can be the bud of a new direction. The
natural correction is to make intent
of accident. To get back before dark
is the art of going.

Wendell Berry
“Traveling at Home” from Traveling at Home

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