The Ultimate Cherry Upside Down Cake

The Ultimate Cherry Upside Down Cake

Posted by on Jul 16, 2012 in American, breakfast, desserts, Recipes | No Comments

Ok, I’ll admit it…I have a cherry addiction. It’s true. Now that I live in Washington, how can I not take advantage of the amazing cherries I see every week at the farmers market?! Not only are they delicious, but they have many health benefits. Cherries contain red pigment antioxidants called anthocyanins, which have been ...

Strawberry Rose Water Bars

Strawberry Rose Water Bars

Posted by on Jun 26, 2012 in American, desserts, Recipes | 12 Comments

Ok, so this is definitely a girlie girl desert…which I kinda love. Rose water is by far one of my favorite ingredients to use, and when used sparingly, it adds a touch of floral delicacy. It can really bring out the flavor of certain fruits, like strawberries. It also goes really well with citrus, so ...

Cherry Lemonade Muffins with Oat Crumble Topping

Cherry Lemonade Muffins with Oat Crumble Topping

Posted by on Jun 6, 2012 in American, breakfast, Recipes | No Comments

This week I was walking my dog Izzy, when we came across an injured baby crow in the parking lot. The little guy was struggling to hop to safety, so I decided to try and scoop him up to get him some help. I found a wildlife rescue here in Bellevue and gathered up some ...

Strawberry-Rhubarb Mason Jar Pies

Strawberry-Rhubarb Mason Jar Pies

Posted by on May 29, 2012 in American, desserts, Recipes | No Comments

These pies are kinda awesome. Not only do they look adorable, but they’re also single serving, portable and can be devoured straight outta the jar. The combination of strawberries and rhubarb is classic, but I put a little bit of a twist on this by adding some orange and ginger. I love this pie because ...

Cumin-Lime Tofu and Kale Salad with Avocado, Blueberries, Shredded Beets and Spicy Pepitas

Cumin-Lime Tofu and Kale Salad with Avocado, Blueberries, Shredded Beets and Spicy Pepitas

Considering that my last post was a ridiculously decadent carrot cake, I thought, perhaps a little salad is in order? Upon moving to Bellevue I discovered that blueberries are the fruit of choice among farmers in my area. Awesome! I love fresh blueberries and even better, I’ll be able to frequent u-pick farms during the ...

Ted “Damson Plum” Yogurt Cake

Ted “Damson Plum” Yogurt Cake

Posted by on Sep 11, 2011 in American, desserts, Recipes | No Comments

Last weekend at the Urbana Farmers Market I came across some little baby Damson Plums. The lady selling them had warned me that they would most likely be too tart to use for anything other than some sort of alcohol. I beg to differ. It’s funny how something like tartness can be so relative. They ...

Fresh Fruit Tart with Orange Blossom Custard and Citrus Glaze

Fresh Fruit Tart with Orange Blossom Custard and Citrus Glaze

Posted by on Jan 10, 2011 in American, desserts, Recipes | No Comments

At first glance, this tart does look pretty standard, but I think the addition of an orange blossom custard is a nice little surprise. It’s subtle, so if you don’t have orange blossom water on hand (who does? except for me, of course) you can either omit it completely, or just add in about 1 ...