Rhubarb Blackberry Streusel Buns

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Rhubarb blackberry streusel buns might be my new favorite breakfast indulgence, coming in right behind my beloved all-stars: straight-up cinnamon rolls. These rolls remind me of a perfect coffeecake, with a tender dough, a swirl of jam, and then plenty of streusel and icing gracing the top of each. I have a recipe for the rhubarb blackberry jam included here, but if you are in a hurry, any…


rhubarb lemonade

Sunday, May 21, 2017

I took a much needed trip to Winona last weekend – my husband surprised me for Mother’s Day and sent me to a bed and breakfast, along with my old college roommate (and still dear friend), Kate. Kate and I lived together for several years in Winona, so we spent most our time walking around the Winona State University campus feeling nostalgic and dreamy, and catching up on…

pies + tarts

Rhubarb Puff Pastry Tart

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Rhubarb finally made an appearance at my local co-op. It’s ruby red stalks called to both me and the puff pastry tucked away in my freezer, so I took it home with me and set to work. I had this rhubarb tart recipe in mind, and didn’t change anything except to stir some raspberry jam into the crème fraîche, and sprinkle the tarts with a good amount of…

baking cake

buttermilk cake with rhubarb buttercream and cardamom cream

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

This buttermilk cake was made in celebration of Saveur Magazine’s 20th birthday. When it comes to cake I only think in chocolate, but I got the idea of rhubarb buttercream in my head and thought it would pair better with a white buttermilk cake (although, after eating it, I think it could go either way). There are 21 cakes altogether on the above link, and I recommend checking…

baking pies + tarts

Rhubarb Blueberry Apple Pie

Monday, June 9, 2014

Last week I received my copy of The Homemade Flour Cookbook by Erin Alderson in the mail. I’ve been a fan of Erin’s site Naturally Ella for a long time, and last September had the pleasure of meeting her (and photographing her wedding). Erin is a hardworking, go-getting woman, and one of the most generous souls here in blogland. I’ve been terribly excited about her book. The premise…


meringues with rhubarb curd and rosehip

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

I’ve come here, several times now, trying to write this post. The things I want to write about, well, I don’t know what they are. Something brilliant, of course. I’d tie in Hemingway, since I just finished his book. I’d whisper lovely, thoughtful sentences to move you, and inspire you to bake and love and live. Or I could instead be quite honest; tell you that I’ve been…


raspberry-rhubarb yogurt bowls

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

I spent this past weekend in a lovely stupor: spring arrived! finally! I was barefoot in the backyard, spending every waking moment basking in the warm sun. There were sassy coffee drinks to sip with good friends, dinner dates and long walks, spring cleaning and windows wide open all through the night. I even got to spend some time with Mr. Hemingway on our front porch; his well-known…

drinks summer

rhubarb raspberry fizz

Monday, April 29, 2013

Instead of simmering the rhubarb and raspberries with honey, I’ve added the honey to the warm juice after it’s been cooked and strained. I found this gave it a more ‘clean’ honey taste. I thought 2 tablespoons was the perfect amount – it still left a little bit of tartness to the drink. Feel free to add more if you’d like it sweeter. If you want to make…

dessert ice cream

no-churn rhubarb ice cream

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

It’s quiet here in this house; words are flitting past me in the silence and I can’t quite catch them. I’m actually eating this rhubarb ice cream while I sit here, trying to write of it’s glory: to capture tart! and sweet! and creamy! with eloquence and creativity. But this sly dessert wants all my attention; we’ve locked eyes now, and it doesn’t care about adjectives. So I’ll…