Blueberry Pie Cupcakes

Blueberry Pie Cupcakes

Posted by on Aug 6, 2012 in American, desserts, Recipes | 2 Comments

My mom recently came to Seattle for a visit, and I had suggested to her that it could be fun to make a recipe together. This was especially meaningful to me since I learned to bake with my mom and grandmother. What better way to pay tribute to the main culinary influences in my life, ...

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 ...

Fava Bean Bruschetta

Fava Bean Bruschetta

Posted by on Jul 11, 2012 in appetizers, Italian, Recipes, sides | 4 Comments

I know that I recently posted a fava bean recipe…but they’re so good!! Since they’re in season and I can’t get enough of ‘em (despite the extra work they require) I am posting yet another delicious way to prepare them. This is super simple, but takes a little time. It’s a great summer appetizer when ...

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 ...

Sunchoke Bisque with Black Bread Croutons

Sunchoke Bisque with Black Bread Croutons

Posted by on Sep 26, 2011 in French, Recipes, soups | No Comments

Sunchokes (also known as Jerusalem Artichokes) are an ingredient that I have often heard of, but never come across. I was pleasantly surprised to find them recently at our local farmers market. They are a species of sunflower. The part that we eat, called the tuber, resembles ginger root and has a slightly sweet and ...

Lemonade For Your Face!

Lemonade For Your Face!

Posted by on Jul 7, 2011 in drinks, Recipes | No Comments

As per my favorite little 7 year old, Miss Jaelyn, we made some tasty homemade lemonade. It’s fairly straightforward, but a million times better than any store-bought crap…sorry Paul Newman…but it’s true. Ingredients: Zest of 2 lemons (peeled with a vegetable peeler to create large strips…any avoid the pith, which is the bitter white stuff) ...

Sweet & Savory Stuffed Peppers

Sweet & Savory Stuffed Peppers

Posted by on Jul 7, 2011 in American, entrées, Fusion, Italian, Recipes | No Comments

To celebrate the 4th of July I decided to forego the BBQ this year and try something new. For some reason stuffed peppers popped into my head. I headed out to Pontious Farm early in the day to see what I could find. Slim pickens right now, but I did find some beautiful red currants (the ...

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 ...

Cardamom-Lime Bars

Cardamom-Lime Bars

Posted by on Oct 5, 2010 in desserts, Fusion, Recipes | No Comments

This is my twist on lemon bars. I love anything citrus, but I’m kinda on a lime kick right now…and since cardamom is in the ginger family, it goes quite nicely. As per Wikipedia, “Green cardamom in South Asia is broadly used to treat infections in teeth and gums, to prevent and treat throat troubles, ...