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baking dessert pies + tarts summer

key lime pie

Friday, August 19, 2011

My family is now torn between two desserts. Dessert one is the chocolate cake. Those of us with Fall and Winter birthdays always request it. It is hard to say no to it. But some people, those with early spring and summer birthdays, beg for dessert two: key lime pie. Their hearts are not changed by deep dark chocolate – they insist on this tart green goodness. When…

baking cake dessert summer

plum blueberry upside-down cake with cardamom

Friday, August 12, 2011

I like having dinner guests.  It’s lovely, catching up, sipping cold beer, laughing and watching the little ones race around. Sometimes friends come spur of the moment, to chat the afternoon and evening away. Even though it’s last minute, I still have to have dessert. I can’t help it. It somehow doesn’t feel right to skip that after dinner sweetness. Luckily I had bought plums earlier that day.…

dessert ice cream summer

no-churn strawberry rosemary ice cream

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

It’s more ice cream. I can’t help myself. I am having so much fun experimenting with this no-churn recipe. There are just so many things you can do with sweet frozen milk! Recently I spent an evening eating incredible ice cream with some dear friends and was so inspired by the flavor combinations: olive oil with fleur de sel, cardamom black pepper, and cucumber sorbet; just to name…