Crepes with lemon curd and mascarpone, served

Mar 4, 2014

Crepes with Lemon Curd and Mascarpone

This recipe was a complete afterthought.  I woke up this morning to the news that it was National Pancake Day (aka Fat Tuesday) and was taken aback. Right now it looks more like Christmas!  But didn’t I say last year that I wasn’t going to miss it again?  So I pulled myself together and at the last minute, made Crepes … Continue reading

Coconut Orange Tart

Jan 21, 2014

Easy Coconut Orange Tart

It was summer when I bookmarked the recipe that inspired my Orange Coconut Tart.  I figured I would try it when the oranges came in this winter.    My version is simpler to make than the original and uses a coconut “custard” instead of vanilla.  Paired with sliced oranges, the coconut had a tropical feeling that almost transported us away … Continue reading

Orange Scones with Tea

Jan 18, 2014

Sunshine Orange Scones

When I posted my recipe for Candied Orange Peels, I promised recipes for using them. With my scone-making daughter headed back to school next week, I decided I’d better make hay (or scones) while the sun shines.  This is a variation on an old currant scone recipe from daughter #1, so I set her to work on these.  It was … Continue reading

Strawberries on whole wheat waffles

Jan 1, 2014

Start the New Year Right with Whole Wheat Waffles

After my last post, I got a comment from fellow blogger Tammy (a.k.a. Agrigirl) that made me chuckle.  She said that while she liked my blog and recipes, she wouldn’t be making my Chocolate Dipped Oreos.  In truth, after a month of toffee and salted caramels and pies and cookies, I already knew that my treat-making days were numbered!  So … Continue reading

Cranberry Pecan Cinnamon Rolls in Pan

Dec 5, 2013

Easiest Cranberry Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

What’s better for a special breakfast than homemade sticky rolls?  Of course yeast baking can be intimidating, not to mention time consuming. But if you are baking challenged or simply busy, this recipe for Easy Cranberry Pecan Cinnamon Rolls is for you.  By starting with prepared pizza dough (I get mine at Trader Joe’s), and ready-made cranberry sauce (or other … Continue reading


Sep 25, 2013

Peach and Brambleberry Cobbler

Can you believe I’ve never made a cobbler before?  A ton of tarts, pantry of pies, kitchenful of crisps, even a buckle or two.  But nary a cobbler.   And it sounds so poetic–can you picture the lace cuffed lady, scooping  dessert by a sunny paned window? When I saw a beautiful picture of a peach and blackberry cobbler at foodiecrush, … Continue reading

Blueberry Buckle coffeecake

Jul 31, 2013

Fruit Filled Blueberry Buckle

When I saw the recipe for Berry Buckle on the blog Frozen Wings, I wondered… what on earth is a buckle?  I can identify crisps and cobblers, pies and tarts, but a buckle?  Yet it sounded so lovely and nostalgic that I had to read on. clued me in, saying, “Buckles are baked and are usually made in one … Continue reading

Strawberry Pancakes, Served

Jul 8, 2013

Organic Strawberry Syrup and Pancakes (or…)

It’s strawberry season!  And after two years of modest harvests the fields are overflowing–what a welcome sight! And so I bought 4 cases from my CSA. For the detail oriented, that’s 60 lbs.  We gorged ourselves, froze berries, dipped berries in chocolate,  made three varieties of jam (recipes next year, I promise), then wondered what to do next. Hmmm, make … Continue reading

Pink purple violet jelly

May 27, 2013

Violets are for Spring (and Violet Jelly)

Spring is late this year–which makes it even more welcome!  Violets stud the lawns and blossoms grace cherry trees, making for a lovely scene.  But this means that local food will also be late… what is a locavore to do? Eat violets? Yes! A couple years ago I made a ginger violet salad which was pretty and tasty, but I … Continue reading

Sun dried tomato and spinach quiche served

May 21, 2013

Sun Dried Tomato and Spinach Quiche

There is a big old jar of sun dried tomatoes sitting in my refrigerator–old being the operative word!  So I am donating it to my Kitchen Cupboard Spring Cleaning Project (where I try to use an old ingredient every other day through the month of May).  “What!” you might ask, “how can sun dried tomatoes be hard to get rid … Continue reading